Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear Red brown body topped by a thin head that leaves fairly good lace. Sweet malty aroma with a touch of fruitiness. Slightly sweet hoppy flavor with a malty background and a strong hoppy finish. medium to full bodied and slightly dry.
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I bought this thinking that it was a double bock, given its "...ator" name. However, it certainly is not, so I wonít rate it as such. This is a medium bodied ale which pours to a nice red hue, sweet malty aroma with hints of mild dry hopping? Flavor is very sweet up front but quickly balances off and lingers into a sweet finish with a slight hop bitterness. Not bad.
argo0 (10419) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber with creamy light tan head. Aroma is earthy hop tinged with some caramle maltiness. Taste is more earthy hoppy than malty, but fairly well-balanced. Good bitter swallow.
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - DEC 26, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like this beer. Itís just bitter and just sweet enough.
jbak (110) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a favorite. Color is good, aroma is quite sweet, minimal bitterness. Sweetness lingers a bit long
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one isnít that bad of a beer. Rough and uneven, like every other long trail beer, but with a little more malts to balance some of the overwhelming hops they seem to dump into every style. Iím definitely not a fan of beers with honey.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber color, minimal head. Aroma is malty sweet, slight nuttyness. Flavor is initally malty sweetness, with the brown sugar and honey making up the aftertaste. Minimal (if any) hop presence.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty, earthy nose. Clean off white head. Amber honey hue. Bready sweet malts. Medium bodied, pleasant sweetness, lightly hopped bitter finish.
Wilecat (66) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer,slight sweet taste with a spicey aftertaste. Very good beer
dts2599 (21) - USA - JUL 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Much better than I was anticipating. The sweetness of the brown sugar and honey doesnít really hit until the aftertaste, and then it is not too overpowering. Maltiness is pretty good, but nothing special. If anything, this is a beer that you can choose when you just want something different.