VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy ochre. Thin, dense off white head. Steady, big bubbled carbonation. Honeyed malt aroma and light pine resin. Crisp yet mellow with a thick caramel and toasted malt base. Spicy alcohol and a toffee sweet candy nature. Medium body. Healthy resinous hop balance. Citric juiciness creeps in as it sits, as does a touch of stickiness. Finishes honey sweet with a vegetal bitterness and citric flair. Not very complex but enjoyable enough.
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 1, 2002
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very strong alcohol taste but not as much as i would have thought. Drink about three or four of these for a nice buzz.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty aroma. A light carmel malt taste. Not very much hops, more malt and alcohol taste. Be careful with this stuff.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 26, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet malty aroma, with a hint of fruit and butter. The aroma and flavor were not at all strong...very subtle. The flavor combined very sweet malt with just a touch of hops. Slightly dry finish. Pretty hazy orange color with a small head.
spydog (75) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malt to the extreme. Finishes nicely, slight bitterness. Limit yourself to 1 if driving.
obxdude10 (2052) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very rich flavors, dark amber in color, kept a very nice soft lacy head, very well balanced, some stong hoppy flavors gave way to very rich malty undertones in the aftertaste, very drinkable, excellent beer
hopscotch (9370) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer still rocks and I’m standing behind my high rating.
This beer rocks. A beautiful color. Well balanced with a very dry finish. I like.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 4, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light copper color. Medium head. Light malt aroma. Some yeastiness. Slight alcohol aroma and flavor. Light malt and hop flavor. Mild bitterness. Some slight banana flavors. Tasted fairly warm. Good.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells malty, looks light, tastes rather plain. its no B.F.D., but its better than most mass produced brews.
anoo (6) - New York, USA - OCT 25, 2002 does not count
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
havent had anything this malty in awhile.... well anything that i could notice the malt so much. still pretty smooth, pleasant aroma... looking forward to seeing what the whole 6-pack will do to me.