hellomynameis (872) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
When drinking this, I just couldnít figure out what the heck style it was. The colour was mostly red, maybe a bit of amber. There was a medium off white head that formed and dissappeared. the aroma was primarily citrus. the taste wasnít the great, in my opinion. Heavy handed citrus and resin flavour with an odd malt flavour that seemed to contain a urnt caramel like flavour. This followed up by a dry and slightly alcohol like finish. I think the flavours could have been great, I just donít think it was put together well.
LeMunche (66) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Iím starting to enjoy IPAs a little bit more and even will choose dreadnaught or dogfish 90 minute over a good stout on some nights. However, this beer was a challenge to drink. I found it to have only 1 dimension, hops. Not balanced.
GG (1980) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 15, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I donít know. Maybe itís my palate. Maybe the beer was past itís prime or I got a bad bottle, but I didnít care for this beer one bit. In fact, it reminded me in many ways of a really bad pumpkin beer, eventhough I donít think thereís any pumpkin in it.
The beer pours out an incredible dark copper/orange/brown hue with a medium sized biege head. To me the aroma was just too vegetative to squeeze anything else out. Flavors were more vegetative nastyness plus there was some off-caramel taste that really clashed with the veggie character of the beer. I will re-rate one day to get to the bottom of this mess.
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - JAN 11, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
No. This strong IPA is NOT well balanced and gets its overly hyped rating on this site from the hop-heads. Too bitter adn alcholol presence too strong.
cheap (3377) - Cheap Lager in Western, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2006
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
my first american strong ale. Had this on tap at the Bocktown Bar in Robinson Twp. Has the aroma of sweet hoppyness. Pours brown crean soda - not too dark. Did not see too much red! Pretty hoppy taste impact with hints of orange or grapefruit citrus. Has an imposing personality about it. You can tell there are lots of hops in there. Finish is as astringent linger that lasts and lasts. Too much for me.
kane (111) - USA - OCT 22, 2004
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
I can only hope this beer has been abused by Samís Wine of Chicago as I found every bottle of the 4-Pack to be not very good. Too compare this to Burning River is either a slap or a confirmation. I find Burning River to be one of the best beers out there, I find Nosferatu to be everything but. I could find no hops in this beer, only an English musty feel to it, which made it it seem years old as opposed to weeks, which it had to of been. I can only hope this was just an abuse problem by a distributer because I think Great Lakes is one of the best brewers out there.