radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. This is truely an amazing ale. Has the characteristics of a stout except for not having a head. The finish is soft and smooth. Has a distinct chocolate flavour to it.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Okay, this is the Heather Ale I been waiting to try. Growing up on a farm, we had elderberrys and dishes made from them like pies, jams/jellies, crisp/crumble and of course wine. So how does a beer version fair? It poured out an amazingly dark color and had a dark tan head. I had it at a warmeer temperature that may account for that. Interesting aroma of malts and elderberry. The taste definately had elements of Elderberry and chocolate. A good dark beer.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I found this rating on a piece of paper in my desk hence no insightful comments.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate, coffee aroma. Deepest brown, cappuccino head. Coffee, reminds me of a stout.Extr smooth/
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Where the hell are the berries? This is a ’berry’ beer, is it not?! Tastes smoky, like a rauchbier with malt. Bummer.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body with a thick chocolate head that sat a tad too thick. The roastedness of the aroma had a fruit note or two and lent a robust quality to this brew. Medium body with berry notes which add a pleasant component to this barley-rich beer. The grainy component of this beer along with the light berry/wine notes makes this an enjoyable experience and a beer worth trying again.
chronictonic (471) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not what I expected at all. The fruit flavor is very mild - not overly sweet or sour. Good roasted malt black ale flavor, excellent hop bitterness, with just a subtle hint of citrus (if I had not seen Elderberry on the label, I would have never been able to guess the fruit). I will definitely try this one again.
boto (1797) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - APR 14, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very Tasty. Lightly carbonated, dark, flavorful malty beer. Fruit flavors are very subtle. A bit of a stout/coffee type after taste.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark with hints of deep garnet. Thin head. Nose of malt,cocoa,currants and blackberry. Roasty on the palate with some nice soft touches of berry and cocoa. Finishing with some coffee bitterness. Nice body, nice balance and pretty tasty!
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Different, Delicious, Dark.