omhper (18373) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep golden. Herbal nose, big malty body. Complex, with loads of different flavours.
fiulijn (13056) - Malmö, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Hop Leaf, Chicago
Golden color; creamy head. Simple aroma, quite malty flavor, a bit crispy.
Theis (12166) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Girl and the Gold. Clear amber/golden - white head. Caramel. Fruity. Bread. Sulohor notes in the aroma. Light toasted malts. Light light fruity. Dry grassy hoppy. Lovely freshness. Pleasant.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a spare white head. Aroma of caramel malt, apple, and toasted bread. Falvor of caramel malt.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2006 (draft, 5/27/06) Clear apple juice body topped by a white head. Aroma is medium sweet, peach. Taste is medium sweet, peach, some earthy, light spice. Light-medium body, light stickiness. (6/3/8/4/15)
(12oz bottle, 1/24/05) Clear amber body with white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, bread, caramel, apple. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, some apple, light bitterness (grassy/earthy). Light-medium body, some crispness. I was not sure how to rate this -- it seems to have all the characteristics of a very good brew, but for some reason it did not much appeal to me. (6/3/6/3/12)
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich golden colour; hugely malty, toasty, caramel nose & palate; very big & chewy for the style. Finishes smooth
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: October 11, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head
Aroma: dry and earthy aroma with a hint of caramel sweetness
Flavor: caramel malt flavor, lots of earthyness keeps it mostly dry, light balancing bitterness leads to a long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours a foamy disappearing off white head and gold color. Aroma is musty, somewhat sweet medium malt. Taste is musty, somewhat sweet medium malt, secondary earthy/spicy hops. OK carbonation. Thanks E Notch for bringing this one back.
Travlr (9947) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color with a medium white head that settles quickly and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma of licorice and black pepper. Flavor has licorice, lots of hops and lots of malts. Could be better balanced.
bhensonb (9869) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Archer Liquors. Light copper color with a transient, temporarily impressive off-white head. Aromas of pale malt and saaz? hop. Near medium body with fizzy/frothy carbonation. Flavor is amazingly bitter, almost overpowering the light malt. Comes a bit bready, but finishes nicely bitter and fairly dry. 30 IBU seems a good number.