bhensonb (8991) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Archer Liquors. Pours dark ruby copper with a one finger fine beige head. Lots of grassy/floral hop over rather roasted malt for aroma. Near full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is lots of roast malt with lots of hop. Itís a confusing mix of hop. Itís bitter. Itís floral. Itís grassy. Itís other things. Including absolutely delicious. Absolutely.
madsberg (8790) - SÝborg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled: Orange coloured. Hazy. Light brown coloured. Spiced, light fruity and hoppy aroma. Flavour is hoppy and fruity with some nice malty accents. Is very bitter in the end. Quite delicious beer. Thanks to BBB63 for this.
Tmoney99 (8780) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 12oz thanks to Seth at BP-Clough in Cincy. Poured a dark amber with large off-white head. Good aroma of brown sugar. Medium to full body. Complex flavor of hops and malt with a small bitter finish. Another very good brew from GREAT LAKES.
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed dark amber ale with a thick lacing mocha head. In aroma, a nice musty vinous malt aroma, barley wine like, with smooth grassy hops, very nice. In mouth, a nice roasted vinous malt with grassy piney hops, silky mouthfeel, alcohol warmth, very nice.
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Clear, amber ale with orange highlights. Small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. Citrusy, fruity aroma with a very slight pine undertone. Moderately bitter, grapefruit flavor with a solid, caramel / malt backbone. Full-bodied and ultra creamy with medium carbonation. Finishes dry and grassy. Great brew! Thanks to scraff for the bottle.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber, tan head, good lacing. Aroma of brown bread and light spice. Taste has tons of malt but good balance. Nice.
hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with BBB63 (thanks!). Bottle labeled best before Nov. 20, 04. Poured a medium and clear amber color with a very small sized off white head. The color had a reddish hue to it as well. Aromas of hops (still there after a year past its BB date), oranges, citrus, and a light smokiness in the background. Tastes of orange peel, citrus and caramel. Nicely balanced. Sticky body. I wonder what the hops would be like in a fresh bottle.
JoeMcPhee (7622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Amber red colour. Malty sweet aroma, some heavily caramelized crystal and toasted malt with a sweet cherry fruitiness and a spicy hop bouquet throughout. Pine and earthy/mildly resinous hops. Sweet malts up front balance with the strong hoppiness later on. A bit of honeyed character. Some pine and black pepper on the finish. Tasty bottle.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to jsquire for this brew. Pours a cloudy amber to copper with an average light brown frothy head. Good patchy lined lacing. Aroma is heavily malty with caramel and faibt yeast, kind of like buttered toast. Hoppy initial flavor with warming caramel malts and finishes with a lingering spicy hoppiness. Warm and full-bodied thick palate, almost syrupy.
BMan1113VR (7379) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with a best buy of 11/18/09 thanks to thirdeye11. Large off-white head, hazy orange body. Earthy, caramel, orange, dusty cocoa. Taste is bitter, tangy, burnt caramel. Creamy carb.