DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
’05 GTMW sample. ’03 batch. Very dark brown body. Spiced rum, coffee and peach in teh aroam. Tart flavor: chocolate malt rhubarb, and a cream element. Roasty finish.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to JPDIPSO for sending this. Pours a black color with a ring of white lace. Aroma and flavor of malt, sweetness and sourness.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ GTMW. Mostly opaque with some medium brown color lightening at the edges. Head consists of a layer of dust left undisturbed for a 10-year period, and mostly tan in color. Aroma radiates rye, chocolate, caramel, jerky, cedar and peat. Syrup strikes instantaneously at first sip. Buttery Hershey syrup, tangy like a motherf*cker. Milk? Nah. Over sweetened with a nearly vinegar-like underlay. I think it’s time I called it quits on this brewery.
IndianaRed (2035) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Pours a dark brown/black with a small light borwn head and faint/sparce lacing. Wonderfull aroma of old barrels and sweet vanilla. The flavors however I though were dry, sour and acidic. Some of the barrel aged characteristics were prominant as well. My thoughts were that this might make a good marinade for my next steak. A dry tart finish.Thanks Mr Facto for this one.
pinkzambia (1363) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: "Yikes" is your first reaction to this tangy & sour brew. It punches you in the mouth at first, but then after a while, grows on you like a slightly annoying friend. It has aromas of vanilla and wood splinters. This is worth the experience. In my small and limited career, I have had nothing like it. Enjoyable. Thanks to Indiana_Red for splitting this 12 oz. bottle three ways with Bück Dich and me!
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/auburn color, off-white head, light lacing. Nose of rice vinegar, chocolate roast, cold used coffee grounds, lactose, some soy sauce. The flavor is tart with the oak tannins, some tobacco and fruit gluten flavors. Finishes tangy, salty, sweet, roasted. Very unique in an old peculiar way. Thanks Ken!
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is of raisins, Bourbon, dark fruits, maple syrup, and brown sugar. Thin tan head with medium amber body, Flavor doesn’t match the aroma but isnt bad. immediately it tastes creamy and warm with brown sugar, butter or butterscotch and some sort of yellow cherry flavors. Overall decent and points for not being boring and bland.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2005 Hmmm, ive rated this before, so why is my rating gone. Good thing wunder hooked me up with another sampling of this fine brew. Muddy reddish color with a hint of purple. Has a dirty washy looking head. Huge bourbon aroma dominates over dark fruit and sweet brown sugars. Starts off with a cherry bite, then it tastes just like a licked the inside of a rubber glove. The after tastes is very similar to that of a shot of vodka. Watermelon bubble gum also makes a presence. Very complex, lots going on here, excellent beer that keeps interest high.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, snifter. Dark cola hue, tinge of caramel, and a tan head. Gobs of caramel, toffee, butter and oak in the aroma. Prunes, figs, dried herbs as well. Flavor starts with sour cherries and peaches. Washes over the tongue with a great deal of vinous oakiness. Leaves the tonge tasting sweet. M. sweet, m. acidic flavor becomes a l. sweet, m. acidic, l. bitter finish. Medium body, oily/slick texture, moderate carbonation, drying finish. The bottom line is: an odd beer; flavor and aroma feel very different.
Tmoney99 (9575) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got lucky and found a bottle in Indiana. Dark red amber with medium head. Aroma and flavor very complex with a malty sweet cherry, vanilla and grapefruit with a strong acidic finish. First of style and I will try more.