Zoso137 (52) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - JAN 22, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
this brew made me feel like i had a mouse trap go off in my mouth and my socks were covered in chocolate.
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours slightly hazy orange-ish amber with medium fluffy white head. Aroma fo nutty Belgian yeast, caramel and lightly spicy hops. Flavor is moderately bitter, spicy, lightly nutty, and caramel. Big, thick mouthfeel with surprisingly smooth palate. A fine American amber.
krang (6) - California, USA - JAN 19, 2006 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not particularly complex, but has a pleasant fruity (fig?) flavor that I found to be quite unique.
warriorx99 (85) - USA - JAN 18, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice amber color. This is a flavorful beer, very hoppy. You don’t have to be a beer connoisseur to realize this beer is good. Excellent beer. One of my top 10.
Zeswaft (1533) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is the most overrated beer by people who know nothing about beer...and I hate those people. They probably like it because it isn’t an assertive beer with much flavor. It’s something different than a macro but still very "safe". Pretty lame but is alright.
xfactor (6) - USA - JAN 11, 2006 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m not as hyped up on this beer as most. It has a great pour, but I find it a bit tart on the palate. Though, it is an above average beer.
beerauthority (12) - Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
i love it, very flavorful, not like any other beer ive tried. definately not a mainstream beer lovers beer.
OldMrCrow (2244) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the bottle.
Pours clear amber with an ample head. The aroma is vaguely sour, hints of yeast. The flavor is biscuit malt, a bit of hops, and decidedly belgian-yeast bent, with a surprisingly long (if understated) bitter finish that turns somewhat metallic toward the end. But the palate is just to painfully thin for a belgian-styling; the aroma sets one up for a letdown with each sip.
Almost a passable session beer, and a bit of a change for the usual amber ale, but nothing special whatsoever and not even particularly enjoyable to drink.
gdub171 (30) - USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
solid choice on the west coast. don’t have many decent amber ales around here, but this is a good one. Nothing extrodinary, but better than a domestic.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice toasty aroma, caramelesque quality, good lasting lacing, dark orange hue, on tap, very carbonated, almost had hicccups trying to finish the second one quickly