MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper with a nice big head. Nose very malty, a bit peaty, mildly smoky. Nice flavor, huge malts up front, very sweet, lots of caramel and good toasty breadiness. Hops are definitely there at the end, nice bitterness. Finishes with a good woody character, very enjoyable. Can't believe it's 7.7%, wonderfully masked. Only real criticism is it's way to sweet at the end; with a stronger rich caramel/toffee malt character at the end it could be exceptional.
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper in colour, thick head, low carbonation. Rich malt taste, grapefruit and toasted grain aroma. Chewy mouthfell, this one kind of hangs around. Strong hop presence.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich copper in colour. Aroma was malty(caramel), earthy with some hops and very faint mint. Flavour is lightly hopped, with some sweetness, malt and just a bit of alcohol. Finishes with a light bitterness, dry.
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - MAR 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very sweet easy drinking beer for such a (relatively) high abv. Color is, as the name implies, rich copper. Small head, little to no lacing. Slighty hoppy aroma, kinda sweet, sugary smell. Same in the taste really... mild hops up front, very sweet brown sugar/carmel, then mildly bitter out back. A tad too sweet for my taste, but not unpleasant by any means. Honestly it's suprising that the abv is 7.7%, you really don't notice. The only thing I dislike about it is that the damn bottles are twist off, so I can't reuse em (coincindentally the reason I bought it, hehe). A decent beer, definately one to try.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Perhaps this one suffered by following a Barley Wine, but I couldn't find all that much flavour here. There was some caramel and malt but it was kind of thin and bland. It seemed a bit dry and featured a sweet but unobtrusive aroma. The best thing about this was the rich copper colour body topped with a bubbly white head. Not terrible just not what I hoped for...could be a good session beer if it was local.
MartinT (7321) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A maple syrup creature tries to become a herbivore…All it can get though in its uncomplex and predominantly sweet environment is a hopchalk plant because it tends to dominate all other herbs or hops…Nutrition is salvaged by the robust nature of the evergreen but the pleasure of tasting somewhat misses its target, as unity cannot be found…An interesting experiment nonetheless…
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours a clear copper with a small off-white head that quicly becomes a film. Aroma is sweet up front with notes of maple syrup, honey and a low hop profile. Rather simple overall.. Honeyish palate with more maple and bitter grassy hops. Slight flower hints and more brown sugar in the finish. Medium creamy body. I don't quite understand the purpose of this beer? besides hiding it's alcohol that is. Is that really only 29 IBUs too? Cheers to Rodolito for all those questions!
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Faint hops, touch of alcohol in the aroma. Long slow smooth caramelly sweet maltiness. Very attractive aactually. Balanced, with lurking hops. Finish has a hint of sweetness, but there's drying alcohol to draw you back in for more. Well done and rather unique.
GermanBrews76 (676) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
vibrant, well carbonated rusty/copper body. Inconsistent off white head. Smells a bit like the dentist's chair. A caramel malt character with rye hints. Some fruity and spiced hops. Big soft mouthfeel leaves palate dry. Building grain character to faint notes of chocolate and dark caramel on the finish. Sweeter and grainier as it warms. Great balance for a 7.7
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
fruity yet reserved hop aroma, copper with a small head, cidery malt then mossy hops and a hint of bitterness