beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown color, small head. Nice malty aroma. Very malty with a lot of malt sweetness. Rich taste, hoppy, very little aftertaste.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - SEP 12, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
copper color, frothy short lived head.
sweet clean malty taste with a slightbitter hop aftertaste.
alcohol taste is quite strong.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, pale copper. Nose of sweet,rich malt. Thin head and lace. Almost thick bodied, chewy caramel like malt,bready, assertive but balanced hopping. A damn tasty brew. Im a sucker for malty brews.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 8, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweetness balances the hop bitterness.very drinkable for an ale thats 8%.Slightly sweet finish. It’s what Belgian ale drinkers drink when they can’t afford Belgian ale.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly sweet and well-hopped. The alcohol is hard to notice. You can taste the Cascade hops. OK.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange, copper-golden hue. Off-white head dissipated rather quick. Pale malt nose. Medium-full bodied palate. Like they say, substantial mouthfeel. Woody notes, raisons, molasses then some quick bitter hops and lingering fruity/malty finish. Alcohol is masked extremely well. A very well balanced beer. Yet, some 6-packs have some bad ones here or there.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Better than the last, though nothing spectacular. Has a reddish/amber type flavor to it, but can’t seem to make up it’s mind. Pale or amber?
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Re-Rate 08/06/02: Pours a nice amber color, did notice some ’Little Fernies’ floating around, the head is creamy beige and adequate as is the lace. Nose is malt, sweet, a bit buttery. Front is a sweet malt, the top is light, the finish is mildly acidic, a tad dry, nicely hopped and a decent drinking beer. Ranks #701 on my current 1000 master beer list.
rich42 (128) - USA - AUG 1, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
very malty - but not too sweat, robust, moderately thick, relatively light hoping for strength. complex flavors - hard to nail down - a bit of a nutty / woody note. hint of molasses
doesn’t taste like 8%.
this is a lot like a good amber on steroids.
an exceptional beer - surprised it’s not