joet (1919) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing aroma and looks amazing in the glass -- a diffuse and luminous yellow golden. The aroma is roses and milk chocolate. I smelled this for about a minute and a half before I tasted it. Truly incredible. The taste was a big disappointment and not the nectar that the aroma promised. A single-note bitter (well maybe not *that* simple, this is HotD) with astringent and dull qualities. Interesting quicksilver feel.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
AMAZING! How you get 16% abv, in the first place is beyond me. Keping it from tasting too much like alcohol is even more impressive. Thor is a ruddy amber color with a ripe banana aroma, which, as you might expect, has some mild alcohol in the background. The flavor is of bananas with a little alcohol mixed in -- think bananas foster, toned down. Sweet, but not oversweet, and not too much alcohol flavor. I have great respect for this beer.
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear deep copper. Sweet aroma and flavor, but very well balanced -- does a great job of masking the alcohol.