Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opened this on a cooler evening at the jersey shore. I feel the chill, that means darker beer, the best time of the year. 12 oz bottle poured dark amber, clear, with an off white non-lasting head. Nose was malts and some hops. Taste was malts and a touch of hops with a pleasant dry bite to finish. I liked it.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Beer # 3 Mount Snow Brewer’s Fest. 1/2 pint. Orange clear, tan head. Malty aroma, some fruityness. Malty thin flavor. Very slight hop and rather dry. Things cannot get any worse....or could it?
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear brown amber with a thin off-white, lacy head that quickly dissipates. Smells spicy and sweet like molasses.
Taste is bitter hops up front, followed by big rich malt and followed again by a big hoppy bitterness. Lots going on here. Nutty and thick feeling, like syrup. Sticky. A bit unbalanced with the hops overpowering the malt at the end but otherwise is nicely conceived. Very nice fall brew for chilly New England falls.
GonZoBeeR (2937) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
nez:discret legerement malte.au gout elle est tres malte,caramel une legere amertume vien ce melanger avec le malt.Presque pas de rondeur en bouche.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nutty malt and some buttery diacetyl in the aroma. Copper-brown colour with thin white head. Very malty flavour with balancing bitterness and some buttery notes. Medium body and strong carbonation. Sampled September 2003.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: clear, dark amber hue, under a shortish, off-white head.
Aroma:herbal and malty, not showing any hops, dry, and, well, interesting, in that it’s relatively shy, but betrays certain character.
Taste: that dry malty profile continues through the flavor, never touching sweet, yet sometimes showing a fruity side, cherries, berries, and banana, even.
Medium to full bodied, with a decent finish that ends rather dryly, though the flavor still slingers. Hops were never detected in action here, as if banished from the proceedings.
All in all, a very intriguing brew, drinkable, enjoyable, but not my type at all.
Takes a little something extra.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2004
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very sweet nutty butter aroma. Watery. Flavor is nutty, somewhat tart, slight butter. Stale finish. Meh.
PhatB420 (641) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Just when I wanted to relax on a crisp fall night, I chose the harvest as my partner and was dissapointed. Vey bland taste sip after sip, i was expecting a rush of flavors that never came though. it was like drinking an extra dry and extra extra light knock off version of a true octoberfest beer. well, i finished a 6er regardless.
DYCSoccer17 (3345) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 3, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a transparent dark copper/amber color with a forthy light tan head. Nose is sweet, caramel buttery malts. Kind of faint. Hints of bananas and yeast in there too. Start is mildly sweet with a bit of graininess. Hints of caramel in the start. Very toasty and roasty in the middle. Finish is slightly watery. This is ok, but the toastiness followed by the watery body to finish really kind of make this unpleasant.
argo0 (11590) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper body topped by small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, toasted caramel. Taste is mild sweet, some caramel but it's dominated by solid earthy bitterness. Creamy medium body.