sloth (2608) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting brew.Hazy,short lived head. Leaves some lace in the glass.Kind of a honey aroma?A little slick on the tongue.Good clean bitterness. Almost mead like in flavor, interesting.Cant get enough of this brew.The 8% alcohol isnt even noticeable.My regular nightcap brew as of late.
GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iím not a fan of the ambers, but itís great in this drunken state. can still taste and smel the alcohol. keeps the night rolling like a jagged boulder. deep amber color.
Davhgbrew (947) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Honestly, I can not stand a very malty brew. I would never go for this brew again, but it did have a high abv% which was nice.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is hilarious. Reading all the ratings for this beer, I donít think any of them match: it sounds like each rater is rating a different beer. Samples must vary widely. Mine had tons of malt and fruit with piercing hop citrus and bitterness toward the finish. Rich and delightful.
Wilecat (66) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had to take several drinks of this too even taste it. My taste buds just received a shellacking by one of kochs beer. Once I could taste it, it was a smooth beer with just a small aftertaste
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. Itís what Belgian ale drinkers drink when they canít afford Belgian ale.