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Deep burgundy color with a big, fluffy head. Complex fruit aromas with a layered sweetness (honey, then caramel, then toffee) with a hint of licorice and chocolate. A big, rich, abbey-style ale that dries out nicely on the finish.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2003
Burgundy in color with medium foamy head. Aroma is fruity and chocolatly with nice strong malt smell too.Smooth and sweet in the mouth. Finishes dry and slightly bitter. A great beer for the money!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomC1972 (4) - Clinton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2003 does not count
Poured a dark amber to mahogony with a light beige head of small bubbles which dissipated quickly, but left a nice lace on the glass as sipping. Nice malty aroma with heavy caramel mouthfeel. Velvety smooth throughout with a slight tangy finish. I loved this ale and went well with a hearty steak.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6309) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 2, 2003
pretty strange stuff. weirdarse whiteboard marker and amyl nitrate aroma leads into rockmelon and brown sugar flavour, then some vanilla sherbet and aged port woodiness. aftertaste a little sour, reminiscent of stale cask wine. didn't quite come together right but extra marks for strangeness

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Deeply rich and turbulent in the pour, aromatic, with scents filling the room upon uncorking. Fomay, white head, that dissipates quickly and the flavor is something unique in it's flavors of bubblegum and saltwater taffy. Strong chewy hints of of toffee and cotton candy, this would make a very good after dinner drink.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
evinal (48) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 31, 2003
deep burgundy pour, with a wonderful complex aroma, green apples, cherries and chocolate. generous frothy head. full bodied and smooth with a bite at the end followed by a long dry finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drinkbeer (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 25, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2003 POTENT. This brew will explode on your toungue. The key word here is Twizzlers. Acidic finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
1more4dessert (329) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2003
looks like prune juice, tastes like a slightly sweet carbonate port wine. Definately a sipper. Boy this would taste good with venison, a rabbit stew or other hearty fare. Palate is more complex than just about anything in my experience, velvet to sting to silk.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wilecat (66) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2003
Deep color and full flavor. Nice aroma Very smooth going down in with nice head. CAnt wait to get a hold of another one

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2003
Hazy brown-amber color. Nice malt aroma. Good body, well structured, quite sweet in the front and correctly balanced later; caramel and liquorice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2003
Brown color with a massive head, and a yeasty aroma that smells like fudge in the oven. Big and breadlike with toasty chocolate flavors, plums and a touch of saltiness. Warm and plenty sweet but not overpoweringly so. The finish was smooth and dry, and I didn't really notice the alcohol all that much. Has the most "imported" character to it of any American beer I've sampled to date. Outstanding!


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