Rastacouere (6122) - 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 (1274) - 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 (678) - 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) - Sisters, 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
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a reddish amber hue with a miniscule fizzy/foamy head. Carbonation & lacing provide the assurance that this should be tasty. Aroma is of malts, grain, and caramel. Initial taste is a sweet malty brown sugar, but towards the end you get a very very minor hop bite which then quickly fades. Slight alcohol taste at the finish. Mouthfeel was a bit thin. Head has now disappeared, and the lacing wasn't as good as expected, but this Strong Ale was decent enough.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - FEB 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red amber color with a small diminishing light tan head. Light sweet citrus to the nose. Flavor starts with a unique roasted caramel malt followed by a long dry citrus hop finish with just a slight tartness.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good dark amber color,small off white head that faded quickly but left a small amount of lace behind.Nice malty,caramel aroma with a hint of fruit and some what sweet.Very nice flavor of malt and caramel,nicely sweet.Nice feel upfront but it kind of goes a little thin in the middle.The hops come on a little towards the end leaving a nice finish of caramel and the alcohol is very well hidden with no real detection of it through out the tasting.Very nice and well worth getting a few more of these tasty brews.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful copper color fitting of the name (Rich Copper Ale) with a gorgeous head that sticks around for a long time and leaves a nice lace down the glass.
Malt is the strongest scent with a hint of hops and citrus.
The malt and hops are well balanced. The high alcohol content comes across as grain so it's rather well hidden. There's a nice mineral compound going on that runs just short of being metalic.
Mouthfeel is nice and full with just a slight mineral aftertaste. Drinkability is okay. I enjoyed this beer quite a bit and would readily buy more.
maltdog (616) - Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper-orange like molten iron, with a pillowy head and floaty bits in the glass. Aroma is pure malt with notes of musky hop. Flavors of bready malt, light honey, grapefruit and tangy grassy bitterness. Finishes almost tart, fruity and mildly bitter. Very smooth and remarkably light in body- If I were tasting this blind, I would guess it to be a very nice mild ale.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2007 (1/9/07, bottle) Crystal clear amber body with creamy beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, apricot, some grapefruit, light cherry. Taste is medium sweet, apricot, pine, some grapefruit. Creamy light-medium body, some resin, light acidity. (6/4/8/4/15)
(12/3/03) Clear dark copper body with small beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty -- caramel, toffee, Some grapefruit also present. Taste is caramel, chocolate and grapefruit up front, finishing with earthy and toasty added into the mix. Full-bodied and rich. (7/4/8/5/16)