dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2004 Deep golden/light amber in color with a small white head. aroma of caramel malts,slightly sweet and hoppy. Starts bitter and ends mildly sweet.
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - MAR 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep reddish brown color with a light tan head that quickly dissapates to almost nothing. sweet hoppy aroma with notes of roasted malt. smooth but slightly watery consistency, surprisingly bitter finish. I bought the beer not expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber color with a medium tan head. Roasty citrus hops and ash aroma. Nice mild roasty malt, cirtus, and nutty flavors. Dry, fairly bitter finish.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - FEB 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahagony color with a medium beige head. The aroma was roasty with some citrusy hops (doesn’t fit.) The flavor was quite roasty, citrusy, nutty, burnt bread. The feel was slightly thin...slightly soft carbonation...semi-dry finish.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with lots of red, light brown head dissipates. Aroma is malt followed by hops. Very earthy, grassy aroma. Flavor is dry and bitter. Nice rich body. Bitterness lingers nicely. Good hoppy burps.
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep amber color, thick beige white head. aroma is quite well balanced between the citrusy hops and caramel-like malts. flavor is mildly fruity, with a slight alcohol bite. hops are slightly grainy in the finish. nice ESB. thanks Mitch!
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Beer on th Month Club. This was a little suprise. Was more hoppier that bitter. Malt mixed right in. Well balanced.
ricardowess (25) - Sedona, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Didn’t expect much from this one... but was happy to pour a few of these. Reddish - Amber color w/ pumpkin colored head. Roasted malt flavor and some spices match well with a decent hop content and hop aftertaste. Good find.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pleasant surprise. Nice copper body under an ample beige head. The aroma was hoppy with notes of malt and spice and herbs. Thin bodied, nice carbonation. Flavor was pleasant. Slightly bitter and some citrus. Nothing great but nothing to bitch about.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Pours a reddish brown in color with a thin whitish head that quickly fades to a ring around the glass. Aroma initially had an unpleasent sulphurous odor, but that disappeared after the head evaporated. From there it was slightly roasty with a small amount of hops. Flavor is not strong, but has tones of roasted malt, piney hops and malty/caramel undertones. Finish is fairly long, clean and fairly bitter. Fairly average.