atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very clear amber with red hues and a little head, lacking major carbonation. Has a nice bitter hoppy aroma, seems grapefruity. From the start you notice very nice ballance in this beer. It’s nicely hopped and malted. A somewhat roasted malt flavor seems to take turns in the mouth with the citrus and pine bitterness to make a very complete beer.
Spliffy (55) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2005 I’m a big fan of GLBC and this one’s no exception. I throw it in as a mix of the Burning River and Elliot Ness. Sweet and spicy. I suggest this to anyone who has a clue.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I found this to be interesting. Not sure how I’d classify this...maybe IIPA...but it’s good nonetheless. It looks pretty awesome all red and such. Aroma and flavor are spicy hops with a nice caramel backbone. This is kind of wierd in a way but it really grows on you. Gets better and better with each sip. Palate is smooth and nicey sharp. I high;y recommend this.
IndianaRed (2163) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a dark caramel golden hazy golden color with a modest liight tan head. Coarse lacing. Aromas are sweet malty and some caramel and hops...like barlywine. Dry astringent flavor. Malt and caramel and spice. average carbonation.Significant hops character and a bitter hoppy finish. Not bad.
Thanks to HerFtyDork for sharing this one
5000 (5984) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a red caramel color, small off-white fizzly head, so-so lacing, with virtually no carbonation.   Barleywine like aroma, butterscotch/caramel with a nice sweet hoppy aroma.   Seems similar to Bigfoot.   Quite light on the tongue, minor hops and light candy sweetness.   Smells delicious, but doesn’t pack the flavor punch I would have thought.   Fairly good body, medium mouthfeel.   Finihes with more of an IPA flair.   Malty and biscuity in the aftertaste.   Clean, great smelling, light strong ale.   Pretty much sessionable as far as I am concerned.   Thanks goes out to Eyedrinkale for the trade!
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper brew with a cream colored head. Big fruity nose. Starts off strong but gets a little muddied in the finish imo. The front is all nice hoppiness near the middle the malts come in and kind of detract from the overall by adding a biscuity/doughiness to it.
brewrater (92) - akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Next to Burning River, GLBC’s best product. I met and talked to their brewmaster at dinner last month and he made the comparison to Burning River just as does the "Commercial Description." I would say Nosferatu is definately stronger in that the taste of alcohol comes thru a little more than their other products. To be expected from most Strong Ales.
jonas (5445) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Herbal aromatic hops.
Amber, creamy head,
Nice flowery and citric hops in good balance to the body.
JakeFr5150 (23) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2005 Probably the best beer that Great Lakes Brewing Co. has to offer. I retried this in a small 4 pack I got @ Giant Eagle recently. Doesn’t taste nearly as good as it does at the brewpub. Poured an almost blood red color with rather large head that stayed until the end of the glass. Lots of lacing here. Tastes very fruity - hard to describe exactly what it is, but seems closer to pumpkin than anything, kind of like an overly spiced pumpkin pie. Slightly bitter, but not overly so. You really can’t tell that it is that high in alcohol content. Knowing the ABV, you would expect some warming as it goes down, but you really don’t get that. Definitely worth trying if you are ever @ GLBC.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2008 -- rerate 01Feb2008
Thanks to SirPsycho for the bottle.
Great looking pour: clear mahogany color with a one finger tan head. The flavor is very tasty and malty. The aroma is pretty darn good too
-- original rating 11Nov2004: 3.8
thx to jsquire for this one.
Nice looking reddish amber color, nice white head and slightly hazy
the aroma is slightly citric.
The flavor is bitter, but uniquely, in my experience, dry. Very tasty