Pailhead (5195) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. The aroma is spicey and yeasty with some light apple and a touch of alcohol. It pours a transparent golden-amber with a minimal white head. The flavor starts spicey with a hint of banana. Lightly yeasty in the background. The finish has some apple notes, light alcohol, and a sort of pale lager flavor that seems out of place.
Ughsmash (7203) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber thanks to OhioDad! Poured a clear coppery-golden with about nothing going on head-wise. Nose picked up lots of syrupy lighter fruits and candi sugar.. white pepper spiciness.. and a hint of alcohol singing the nose hairs a bit. Flavor was accented by the white pepper all the way... alcohol-fueled lighter fruits and more sweet sugars in there... warm and enjoyable, albeit a little too sweet. Heavy on the palate with a hefty dose of booz as it warmed up. Thanks Scott!
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber from OhioDad, thanks Scott. pours a golden amber with a short-lived head. aroma is very yeasty with some sweetness mixed in. flavor is somewhat spicy and has notes of honey, candi sugar, malt and more yeast. while not a favorite style, this was interesting and had a richness about it.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JAN 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden orange with no head except for a light whisp of white. The aroma has fruit, caramel, and spices. The flavor has a caramel and fruit sweetness balanced with an earthiness and light spiciness. The mouthfeel has a slight cloying texture.
bu11zeye (11978) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy burnt orange body with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma of ginger, orange peel, honey, banana, and clove. Flavor of malt, ginger, light yeast, banana, and light citrus.
OldGrowth (2790) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from trade with someone who remains nameless, Good aroma Sweet & sour. Some of the usual things banana, clove, caramel. Little apricot & orange and a buttery streak. Had a distinct musty yeast scent that was more pronounced when cold. Tad hazed brownish orange color (I stopped my pour with some of the sediment still in the bottle) Small to no head, minor lacing. Sweet flavor, While like aroma it doesn’t have the sour streak that the aroma does. Caramel kind of steps it up, clove is muted. Tad astringent. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, sweet spiced finish. Tasty enough. Aroma was cool as it had a nice variety and changed as it warmed. Flavor wasn’t up to aroma. Thanks sir.
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle share courtesy of TomDecapolis. Poured a mediu and clear orange color with a small sized white head. Aromas of fruits (apples & bananas), caramel and spices. Spicey caramel apples. Tastes of spices, fruity, and light yeast.
TomDecapolis (4569) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a translucent golden amber with a very small bubbly off white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and spices, candi sugar, banana, clove, mixed fruits and malty sweetness. Flavor of banana, clove, Belgian yeast and spices, hints of alcohol and fruity. Reminded me of a American Tripel.
Lowe1983 (1367) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an amber color with a white head. Aroma is of banana, spice, yeast, caramel, and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is banana and spices up front then gives way to yeast and a slight sweet fruitiness. Finishes with a kick of alcohol. Flavor lingers for awhile.
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased a riversbend: Pours copper in color with almost no white head to speak of. The smell is of banana and just a hint of spice. The taste is very nice. I keep thinking the taste is of sweet banana. The taste is just a bit hot, but it doesn’t make this beer bad. In fact, it compliments it nicely.