Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
More interesting than the other Heartland beers I had. Paler than I expected -- a blond, almost. Good spice to it, but underly complex yeast profile. Way to tame for me to think of as a Grand Cru, but at least they’re trying. Keep it up.
skaughty (627) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Empire State Location
Pour was modest with little carbonation and little head. The nose was ripe and lush, with candy apple goodness and some clove-like spice. Flvaor was right on, matching the aroma, and featuring the belgian yeast and some spice. Body was a little thin for the style, and the finish was non-descript.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
great start and wonderful on the ole snout, went down smooth for such an alchy bev, but sat rather blandly on the tongue afterwards.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
i give major respect to any chain brewery that has the balls to do a grand cru, hell ya. A cloudy amerish color. Lots of spices, peppercorn coriander and some zest on the nose. Thick full body, lots of alcohol, weird rubber powder from the inside of hospital gloves tastes too. damm, much much respect to hearland for having the balls to brew something most people wouldnt like. this rules, well, rules for what i drank in nyc
notalush (4450) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy copper/gold color - medium head and very spicy nose, with some slight orange marmalade - alcohol is very evident - it tastes like honey and coriander, with the alcohol pushing its way in, burning the taste buds - totally unbalanced.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Spuyten. Burnt orange color when held up to light, hardly any head. Aroma is leather and mango. The taste is sweet apricot, honey and smoky burnt leaves. Lively, effervescent mouthfeel. Finish is clean and slightly sweet.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought this was great and a good way to finish off the sampler. The 8% abv gives you a good kick on your way out
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2004 Hearty, red-brown color, slightly bitter. Feels...oddly healthy. Intoxicates you from deep down outward. You can feel the strength. Slightly reminded me of the "rust" flavor advertised for Concord Rapscallion Blessing.