JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Re-Rate 6/15/02. Nice ruby color with a spicy/pepprery nose and generous head. Well balanced with a good dose of malty sweetness. A fine beer from an excellent brewery.
Original: A decent ale with a good malty taste and a fine head.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a whole lot of aroma. I really like the unique flavor of this brew - sort of peppery - but very smooth. I’d say this deserves to be drank from a grail, just maybe not a holy one.
kilgore41599 (98) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good homegrown beer. Captures some of the flavor of ’downtown’ Syracuse.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep ruby brown color, generous beige head and tons of fine lace. Nose is some what flowery, and a bit candy like. Start is sweet, the middle is full, the finish hop bitter and a tad acidic. Carbonation is moderate, and I think a quite drinkable beer. thanks Venom
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
First sip is Ringwood yeast. Develops a nice caramel and toffee malt backbone. Nice dark amber body with a thick mouthfeel. Yeast tends to overwhelm flavors cold but warmer the brew let some of its malt qualities show through.
boto (1760) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 7, 2000
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20