TAR (2349) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice and original wee heavy. Nice body with cloudy appearance. Rich in flavor and malt.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 22, 2001
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Simply magnificent. A winter warmer for men who like big beers.
Bov (8268) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 13, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
intense ruby colour, few head, plum aroma, sweet, complex bitter and cherry aftertaste
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It was 27 degrees here in St Augustine last night and I couldn’t have picked a better beer to enjoy by the fire. This is one HUGE BREW!! Very reminiscent of a Barley Wine. Reminds me a bit of Sierra Bigfoot. Loaded with dark crystal and roasted malt flavor and backed substantially with a spicy hop profile. The alcohol % was not on the label, but it is VERY evident. I would guess about 10%. Very warming but not harsh at all. This is one to be enjoyed almost at room temperature like a good bordeaux or port. What a treat!
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2000
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A winter warmer for sure! a strong ale for sure, world class a given. Dark brown, malt at the start, and a nice hop spicy finish that lingers, lovely beer to be sure.
Aubrey (3347) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2000
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wee heavy, to say the least. Thick and meaty brew indeed. Has a real fresh, ’micro’ flavor to it. And by that, I mean it definitely has the positive qualities of a microbrew: clean, fresh, and flavorful. Flavor lingers long after swallowing. Pleasant and enjoyable.
jamidwyer99 (49) - Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2000
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20