MIBRomeo (2444) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
copper color small white head, rich heavily malted aroma carmels and brown sugars, pretty 1 dimensional, palate is pretty thin, flavor is bland carmelly and grainy. Not good
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2006 post-party via DenverLogan. 2003-2003 vintage. The beer pours to a chestnut colored body with a nice white head. The aroma is lightly oxidized barley. Some interesting citrus. The flavor is nicely citrusy and barley. Very aged. Decent malty palate.
oldrtybastrd (3226) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber. Aromas of malts/toffee/spice. Flavors of malts, caramel, spice, and a lightly bitter finish.
ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2008 Bottled 11-30-04: Pours deep mohoghany with a diminishing white head. Aroma is slightly musty with grape, plum, and candy with a bready hint, very complex with caramel and nuts coming through as it warms. Flavor is very bready and sweet, extremelly mellow, definate english yeast character coming through, slightly tart apple/plum flavor in background. Much better than I remember it from January 2005, they should always age it 4 years.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Clear, golden ruby hue. Spotty off-white head. Floral, fruity aromas, with a cinnamon, caramel malt nose. Medium and initially sticky sweet with a strong caramel toffee malt flavor. Slight coffee note, with a bitter piney dry hop finish. Warming and fruity. Great balance; sweet and bitter/malt and hops. After all these months, this is still quality!
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled 11/30/04 Copper colored ale with nice sitcky lacing. Malty aromas with nice traces of cookies, carmel, spice, and pine needles. Chewy malty body with some apricot and tea-like spice on the finish. Solid winter ale. I wish I would have drank this beer a little sooner.
swanmann (518) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2006 This was probably my first declared "favorite" beer. Darker amber. Maybe a bit over carbonated. They have a cask conditioned on tap sometimes. The lower carbonation really opens up the flavors. Wood and smoke, sap even (?) I really like it. Pork or pizza.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 5, 2006
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
had this in breckinridge, amber junk with forced flat head. malty sweet humor and a schpeckle of nutmeg.. these same characters ring through to the mouth with a week bodied feel. yep.
mrchug645 (71) - alb, New Mexico, USA - DEC 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
in the winter time cant go wrong just sit back open up a few and enjoy a good amber style winter brew that is very mellow
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pour is dark amber with a very thin head. Roasted malts and sweeter notes on the palate. Coffee and chocolate, thick and intense.