JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Blind Tiger. Rich copper colour and thin white head. Bright hoppy aroma, grapefruity citrus aroma. Flavour also shows massive resinous hop profile. Some sweet caramel and brown sugar malt flavours. As it warms the hop aroma become even more intense. Nice brew.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear reddish-copper body with a foamy off-white head. Distinct crystal malts give the aroma cinnamon-spice and brown sugar qualities. Medium malty sweetness with some spicy/earthy hops and substantial bitterness. Seems a little dull around the edges. Suffers from a lack of freshness, especially for an "imperial" style.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - AUG 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hoppy aroma, with some caramel. Taste is a bit of alcohol sweetness, caramel, and that’s it. Body is lovely and smooth.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bomber shared by Blake. Hazy brown-read body under a big white head. Clean malty aroma, sort of a darkly roasted caramel / chocolate thing. Grahm cracker. The flavor is primarily bold crackers/caramel with apple skin, orange flesh and a finishing raspberry. Caramel dryness in the finish. A well done malty brew - the flavors are clean, well-defined and balanced but just not terribly compelling.
JPDIPSO (5044) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruddy light brown color with a moderate foamy cream colored head. Pure hops aroma, with grapefruit and a hint of pine. A mild presence of light caramel and pale malt. From a hops head view this is a nice sniff. Mild sweet caramel malt start and are quickly escorted out by the bitterness and acidity of the hop. Quite biting and unbalanced in the mid to late quaff. This almost seems to need some rest for things to mellow and blend.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours mahogony with a nice offwhite rocky head that stays pretty well. Aromas of floral and grapefruit hops with a little caramel malt behind it. Flavor starts off with those caramel malts and very sweet but the finish is all citrus hops. Somewhat bitter finish. Medium bodied and a smooth drinker.
Gachupines (1062) - USA - MAR 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is reddish with a decent head. Taste is fairly strong hops up front finished with a malt backbone and some more hops in the finish. Remains smooth and drinkable throughout. Pleasant strong ale, recommended for hopheads who want something other than an IPA for a change.
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Crystal clear copper body with large beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some pine, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some caramel, pine -- much more bitter than the IBUs suggest. Medium body, some resin.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy red/ amber color. Hoppy smell ( almost like and IPA) Beer pours with a small white head . A full bodied beer smooth bitter hop taste.
jujutsuweasel (6) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2006 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice pour, amber in color with a nice tint to the head. Medium to light medium body. Not overpoweringly bitter, but enough hops to know they’re hanging out there. Really nice, really drinkable. I do it again.