argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity and somewhat hoppy aroma, with hint of vanilla. Flavor is disappointing, as the ’Hoppy’ in the name never really materializes. Instead, there’s some spiciness and mild hops. Overall, an OK beer, just not really what I expected.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A complex winter warmer, with tons of spices. Works fairly well.
joet (1919) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 29, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange/amber, with pale, wheat, Munich, and Dextrine malts. Magnum and Styrian goldings. Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, mace and vanillin. Floral aroma, soft, low effervescent feel, some tannic finish that’s soft and quick. Nutmeg/mace is apparent but not overbearing. Acidic feel. Obvious alcohol pepper and light tang in the finish. Hmmm... Balanced, tame and with big alcohol. Not an easy feat.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2001 varietal. Cloudy, palge golden color, pours to a good head that lingers. Scent is floral and piney. Initial flavor is very hoppy, with a pleasing nuttiness to the bitters. Well balanced with some fruitiness in the malts. Good creamy mouthfeel.