shakespeare33 (203) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle, pours a crystal bottom red with little head.. smells very unique, sweet yet musty with almost a nutmeg scent.. initial taste, is that of a bitter sweetness and slight numbness to the tongue.. the sweetness is almost too much and doesnt match the aroma as I was disappointed in the initial taste, finishes decent with a warm overtone of malty sugar, bit much.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz stubby. Pours dark golden with a small white head that dissolves into a white ring around the edge of the glass. Aroma is strong and malty, sweet, vanilla, oaky, maple syrup. Taste is a bit of a let down after the nice aroma. It’s nice and smooth but a bit watery compared to what I was expecting. Alcohol is hidden well. Nice but could have been better.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Clear copper in color with a thin sheet of off-white head. Sweet raw sugarcane, malt, and lgiht earthy hops on the aroma. Very little alcohol on the nose. A lot of maltiness on the taste with enough hops throughout the taste to provide a tingling citric character. The finish is sweet but not cloying. A good balanced BW.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with a one finger mostly lasting off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, and a hint of citrus hops. Taste is sweet caramel, brown sugar, and spicy hops. Medium full mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and a sweet finish. Alcohol is very well hidden. Very good.
hapjydeuce (967) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Very syrupy pour into a tulip, just some faint white lace and carbonation; no head at all. Clear red-copper color. Heavy, sugary caramel and the brown sugar dominates the aroma, with mild hops resin. Nice bittering flavor, but this beer is a near sugar-bomb. Maltiness and the sugars took this beer just a step too far. Slight yeast notes and citrus, yet the hops finishes things off quite nice. Warming alcohol tones in the finish, with a thick syrupy mouthfeel. Needs balance.
daniellerose7 (119) - new york, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hmmmm. Wha happen? Not the thick, sweet brown Shugga goodness I was expecting! High alcohol taste. GIMME SOME SHUGGA BABY!
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I thought this was bad. It had a nice hoppy flavor up front, pretty sweet, but then it took a dive bomb. Finish tasted salty, like soda water. Not pleasant at all. Didn’t even want to finish the bottle. They should’ve aborted all the way.
Goblincat (386) - Westland, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brownish in the pour with a hoppy aroma. The flavors come off as hoppy with a bit of sour fruit and citrus. Finishes warm with some bitter. Pretty neat overall.
ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark orange with a little off white head that endures until the end. Smells of a sugary cereal. It tastes like the sweetest IPA due to the high hop content. Highly sweet. Highly hoppy. A dream.
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aged a little over a year. Pours a hazy amber burned orange with 2 fingers of pearl head that dies slow and leaves sheets of lacing. Smells of dried dark fruit, sweet malt, a hint of spice. Taste is sme as smell with a kick of tasty hop at the end. Reminds me a little of a SN Bigfoot. Medium in the mouth with ample carbonation. High drinkability and the ABV is not existant. Delicious brew.