SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 9, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Rogue Public House in San Francisco. Amber with a white head. Thick wall of lace. There’s not much here! Is this supposed to be a hemp ale? It certainly does not have any of the hemp flavor I have tasted in other such beers. Maybe a little bit of tea flavor. Mild hops. Boring.
mephisto (1284) - TAIWAN - APR 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
a solid american style strong ale. hoppy aroma with a hint of grapefruit, the body is rich and the taste is sweet. well balanced and nice to drink.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2008 Sweet citrusy aroma with slight hoppiness. Pours an orangey-amber color. Fizzy carbonation with fairly thin body. Flavors of caramel, molasses, pear, orange, and very slight hoppiness. Not bad, not great. I also have no idea why this is called kronik...
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet caramel mixed with citrusy hop aromas. Light tan head, clear reddish brown. Light body with a rich malty sweet flavor. Just enough bittering hops to balance the sweetness but with a dry finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6197) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2007 I am really starting to get into this brewer. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a caramel color with a small tan head that fades. The aroma is sweet grapefruit and pine. The flavor is sweet and sugary with a strong grapefruity hop element and a caramel undertone. The finish is sweet and fruity. Yum.
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - MAR 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clear copper with a thin, off-white head, low carbonation from the 12 oz bottle. Gentle aromas of caramel and dark fruits. Flavors mimic the aromas with the addition of a nice balanced hop presence. Thin in body for an ale like this, though the alcohol is well hiden.
thebeertourist (5169) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Hollinghead’s, Orange, CA. Copper-coloured with medium creamy head. Spicy caramel aroma. Well-balanced caramel and hop aroma. Medium body and good carbonation. A beer full of balance and harmony.
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear deep amber with frothy off-white head. Nose is bold and malty sweet with hints of caramel and spicey hops. Flavor is crisp and sweet with fruity notes and just enough hops to clean you out for the next swallow.
fordest (2344) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. The perfect, expected copper color with very little head. Malty aromas were great. Lots of caramel, and dark fruit. Malty flavors too. But the hops came through and added a touch of bitter. Pretty good stuff
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 4, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from Julios in Westboro, MA (February 2005), cellar temperature in a Corsendonk Christmas Ale glass. Hazy amber-bronze, just beautiful and metallic in the glass, with a lasting dollop of off-white fine-bubbled head....pungent nose, woody and lightly farmy, wet green hops and dried mushrooms, nice but not distinct or potent enough....the tongue is not excited by the lightly bitter, fairly dry woody-twiggy character throughout, touches of citrus and dessicated caramel notwithstanding....some saving graces provided by a sweet, thick nutty note towards the finish....carbonation low to moderate, mouthfeel rather flat....ummm, all right but I probably won’t try it again.