scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sparkling orange, thick light tan head (great lacing). Nose was a very nice blend of florals, caramel coated biscuits, roasted toffee brittle, and lighter citrus tones. Flavor was well hopped with florals and citrus up front, yet counter-balanced nicely with lightly toasted caramel and chocolate malt notes. Medium bodied, prickly carbonation, bittersweet finish. A nice sippin brew for a cool crisp Autumn night...
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a copper reddish brown with a nice light beige head. I smell dark fruit like raisin and some citrus. Also has a sweet malty scent. Th first sip is like a strong prune-rasin taste that balances out with malt.. but finishes very hoppy and bitter. Lots of flavor in this brew. There is also a LOT of bitter grapefruit & burnt chocolate in the aftertaste. Maybe too much. This is very interesting. You have to take a small sip at a time. This is not light at all. You can only drink a couple at a time. But it certainly canít be called boring ..
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy light orange with lots of bubbles and scant amount of white head. Aroma is very citrusy, especially oranges and pineapples, even some grapefruit. Flavor is very very hoppy and bitter, as well as sour and grapefruitish. Flavor then mellows and has more balance and smooth sweetness as it finishes. Overall, a little too harsh for my palate.
Ughsmash (7407) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bennoís! Deep copper pour with a very short whitish head. Sweet berries, alcohol, and strong doses of Pac NW hops provided a very nice bouquet for the nose. Pears, grapefruit, and apples hit the tastebuds and were backed by some significant sweet caramellage. The hops had a very strong presence in this one. Very well-made brew that hid its alcohol well.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Nessun Dorma. Pours to a nice amber body with a thick creamy white head thatís merengue-like. Nice lacing. The aroma is nice and dry-hopped. Citrus, caramel, the flavor is really hoppy. Quite bitter. Must be 100 IBU? Can cut through any food. So much hop oils. Really friggen bitter.
TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This a another great beer from the greatest brewery ever. The color is very nice and dark, with a pretty and creamy head. The aroma is thick and full of malt, sweetness, and hops. The flavor is strong with sweetness, spice and roasted malt. A great strong bitterness finishes the beer. Excellent.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2006 12 oz. bottle Beautiful deep garnet color with medium head. Faint malty nose , but hops dominate. Barely noticeable alcohol , flavor is again dominated by hops. Very enjoyable. .Re-rated 09/22/06. Head is much larger with better structure and durability, nice lace. Medium body with slight stickiness, medium carbonation. Some burnt caramel, dark cherry, grapefruit bitterness. Long bitter finsih. this years version seems a little better to me.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich roasted caramel and toffee malts artfully balanced by a heap of hops...mainly of the Pacific Northwest citrus/grapefruit variety. Very tasty and repeatable...Nice long-lasting bitterness right through the lingering finish, too.
Panzuriel (1508) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark Coppery brown liquid with a nice beige head. Nose is dry and very strong hoppy. Taste is full, hoppy and more dry bitterness that evolves and lingers. Mouthfeel is somewhat less than expected, yet still a bit tangy or fizzy. Finishes dry and good back of the mouth bitters.
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a beautiful brick red color with a white head that was gone before I was done smelling it. The aroma was a lot of grapefruit and hay. Big flavor with a bite, but I had no idea this was an 8% beer, as I didnít read anything first and the alcohol was well hidden.
Very enjoyable. Thanks again OhioDad!!