jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Devil’s Night At Mullman’s. Bottle shared by Lou18. Clear copper color with a small beige head. Nice citrus hop aroma with some sweet malt and caramel. Flavor was drier than I expected. Starts off mildly sweet and malty before the hop bitterness takes over. Very good.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Faintly hazy amber colour with a beige head. malty dark fruit sweet aroma with a wellbalanced alcohol note. Sweet fruity flavor with hints of some hops and again a very well balanced alcohol note. Thick oily palate. Thanx Mads for sharing this special beer.
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer poors a dark red to amber color and with a clear body. Head is frothy off white and has moderate lacing. ARoma is nice with lots of perfumy hopps present. Flavor is sl sweet, significantly bitter in the finish, crisp and nice. Palate is medi8um bodied.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a med amber color,with a very nice malty aroma.Very nice balance of big malt and hop.with a good finish!Very good brew!
JMerritt (1940) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, purchased at Lundeen’s in Sycamore, IL. Red-orange (with flecks of pinkish-purple at a distance) with a medium-sized fizzy off-white head. Lots of caramel and toffee in the aroma, some plums/raisins, slight alcohol with perhaps a hint of cinnamon and some ginger "zing". Moderately bitter flavor, some pine, balsa wood, lightly roasted malt, caramel, and wheat hulls. Dry, lightly bitter finish with some residual sour graininess. Nicely carbonated with a moderately full mouthfeel.
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 22, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2006 Got this at Noonan’s in Hamilton, OH. Definitely one of the best of the Great Lakes brews. Aroma is biscuity malts, and a hint of wheat. Hoppy and bitter just the way I like it. Also biscuits in the flavor. Speaks of Halloween. slightly fruity but just ..slightly. anyway. A must have for any Great Lakes fan.
muzzlehatch (4615) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Bello Vino in Ann Arbor, MI. Clear dark copper-bronze, moderate glossy off-white head, lasting...lots of woody/herbal character in the nose, caramel and vanilla...luscious fruits hit the tongue, strawberries and citrus, in the center it verges on I-swear-to-God my favorite pie raisin cream and then it descends into a rough earthy bitterness, dried grapefruit with the sugar removed...beautiful mouthfeel...nice, very very nice.
TheBeerGod (5997) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Courtesy of JCW via trade. Ruddy amber with a medium off-white head. Nose is hoppy and citrusy (orange peel). Light earthiness and perhaps a hint of pine as well. Light caramel as well. Taste is very hoppy with lighter sweet malts. Light toastiness and more earthy notes. Body is medium with moderate carbonation. Lots of hop bitterness and oily in spots. Finishes with a bit more caramel and toasted malts coming through. Citrusy hops and more light earthiness. Perhaps a hint of pumpernickel bread as well. Very nice!
heemer77 (5290) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured with a gorgeous medium amber body. The head is lightly yellowish tan. The aroma is rich with caramel, grapefruit and some fresh sourdough bread. This makes me think of a hop monster. The taste is a little caramel and a little pine. There is also some light bread crust. Bitter finish that sticks around. The body is slick for such a big beer. This could use a little more malt to balance it out. Recieved this as a bonus in a trade with OhioDad.
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...