itsmax (103) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2001
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dr. Hahn has done it again with this great little beer.
Great for savouring when eating out at restaraunts with red meats.
thebaron99 (110) - Royston Park SA, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well crafted dark amber brew, good head melts down slow and slinky, balanced bitterness and sweet malts make this my fave amber so far. If you like Grolsh Amber, you may not like this. Nuts, yes hmm pistacio (no pun intended). Delish!!
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good amber ale, smooth and not heavy.
joet (2121) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 1, 2001
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dank and dusty with an initial bursting aroma that subsides quickly. Some small bubbles and a creamy feel that’s notably good. Interesting suggestions of gunpowder and an astringent finish. One thing to say about these Michael Jackson brews is that they are distinct.
motelpogo (6203) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 9, 2001
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2004 unfortunately as this has found its way to more and more taps the quality has waned. gone are the chewiness and nuttiness and floral aroma that made this worth searching for. still drinkable but quite bland. mild orange mango cordial aroma softish texture faint bitterness
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Creamy head with lingering lace patterns. Loved the deep-red color; makes your mouth water just looking at it. Fruity, a little spicy, sweet, and soft; although, I found it a little harsh in the finish... kind of ’rough around the edges.’ Overall, it was pretty good though.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 18, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
So, so good. A smooth, drinkable combination of English bitter and American amber ale. Fruit flavors seem to well up from its depths, adding substance to the terrific palate. Only available from MJ’s beer club, sadly, or it would be a regular in my fridge. Sensational.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2000
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2004 The beer pours from the 12 ounce brown bottle a somewhat hazy burnished copper color with the head modest in size, semi-creamy in texture and the color a winsome light tan, as it slowly sinks into the sunset the lace forms a sealing curtain upon the glass. Nose is sweet malt with hints of caramel, slightly hint of yeast, quite crisp and clean to the senses. Start is sweet and nicely malted, the top is middling in its feel to the palate, finish has a brisk acidity and the hops personable in their spiciness, a nice drinking beer and one I’ve not had for 3 or 4 years, wish I had better access to it.