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 (998) - 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 (399) - Petersburg, 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.
TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Translucent copper pour. Small tan head. Aroma is floral and spicy hops, sweet malts, caramel, and citrus. Taste hits first with pine and citrus fruits. Then followed by sweet malts, soft caramel, alcohol and spice. Body is chewy and a soft feeling medium. Light warmth. Ends with more citrus fruits, lighter pine, sweet malts, alcohol and caramel. Very tasty!
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I thought this was a brassy big brown ale. I enjoyed the fact that it really wasn’t boring like many brown ales can be, but its very evident alcohol content (9.9% and it shows) and lots of graininess give me some reservations regarding giving it a superior rating.
After pouring, the beer had a moderate amount of head. The body was tan, clear and brilliant. Aroma was grainy, with some cereal-ness, but also with a serious amount of hoppiness. Flavor was bitter and hoppy, with a lot of copper metallic-ness and also with a significant amount of malted-milk-ball cereal flavor. The alcohol presence in this beer is substantial, and definitely not concealed by any of this beers other attributes. Mouthfeel was pretty harsh…between the alcohol presence and cereal-ness.
Still, despite all this, this beer is interesting, and I’d recommend it. I got this 12 oz bottle from 3 Cellars in Franklin, WI.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Nice citurusy hop aroma. Grapefruit hop abundance here. Sticky sweet brown sugar. Alcohol nips at you a bit.