DeLongHooff (17) - Pheonixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a medium copper with a hint of ruby. Head is a full, pale tan that dissipates to an enduring small head. A little lacing. Aroma is caramel and malt with a touch of fruity esters. Malt is the main feature up front but it finishes spicy/peppery with an alcohal warming. Good beer!
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the LI Beer Festival. Pours medium copper with a white head. Aromas are caramel, malt, and fruit. The flavor follows the aroma: malt, caramel, hops, and some fruits. Maybe a bit lacking in the hops, but overall very enjoyable.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Robe cuivrée claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche crémeuse mince qui persiste. Arômes de houblon résineux, de diacétyl et de caramel. Saveurs de malt caramélisé, de diacétyle, d’épices et de levures.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours to a reddish coppery body with a light off-white beige-ish head. The aroma is a muddled citrus hops and chocolate-chip cookie dough. Not digging the muddledness of it. The flavor is chocolate-chip cookie dough. Strange light spiciness/grassyness. The palate is lingeringly malty, lightly metallic, minerally.
zathrus13 (1763) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper/amber, with a white head. Aromas are caramel, malt, and fruit. Flavors are sweet malt, caramel, hops, and fruit. Taste is not as sweet as the aroma leads you to believe.
JPDIPSO (5519) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color with a moderate but stable canvas colored head. Rich caramel and malt flavors a real malt head aroma. Some touches of figs and pineapple float about the nose as well. Hints of alcohol as it warms. Light spice of mace and white pepper clash with the sweet biscuits and marmalade covered scones. The balanced conflict seems to work through the entire quaff. Thee are nice warming features in this ale. Wish it was around in the fall, verses the spring, but I welcome it just the same.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A very rich & creamy, dark beer,but somewhat bland, with little head, and very flat. I think I will have to censore this one forever!
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Rich deep copper coloured beer topped by a thick white head. Sweet fruity hop aroma, cascadey citrus, peach, orange and some light resiny notes as well. Sweet biscuty malt notes as well, caramel, cookie dough. A bit of zesty/spicy hop flavour is notes as well. Flavour is well-balanced. Sweet malts and just enough hop bitterness to balance. Bitterness is actually fairly light and is followed by a lingering brown sugar sweetness.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Poured an amber color with almost not head, lacing was okay. Aroma was hoppy and citrusy. Flavor was caramel malts with the citrus hops in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel was a little off not sure what they missed here."
jake65 (3353) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 21, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Easily one of my favorites. Pours an amber/reddish color that remains a bit cloudy. Tastes of maltiness, citrus, plum, caramel, and some hop presence. Rich flavor throughout the entire glass.