OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle a cloudy brownish red with a tan head. Aroma was of sweet malts alcohol and huge cherries. Flavor was quite complex with caramel, malts, and cherries. The finish was a nice alcohol warming sensation as it went down.
BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark mahogany with a slight reddishness. Large tan head. Aroma of sweet malts and cherries. Flavor is nice, interesting, and complex, with notes of caramel malts and cherries. Smooth mouthfeel. Very nice.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet alcohol aroma. Prominent alcohol and i got some yeastynes. Strong alcohol accompanied by strong malt sweetness. While I appriciate the complexity of this beer, it comes off as too big and unbalanced to be drinkable for me.
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy reddish-brown into my pint glass with a profuse tan head. This one is highly carbonated. Aroma was initially of alcohol, then opened up to yeastiness and sour fruits. Flavor was slightly fruity and sour as well. Alcohol was very obvious in the flavor and finish. A warming sensation followed...especially because my friend didn’t like it and I finished the whole 750 ml myself!
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clouded cranberry pour with beautiful Belgian lacing. Fresh cherry juice rides on a oaky base with hints of brown sugar and earthy yeast in the nose. The tight carbonation spritzes the tongue, really moving the flavors around. More fresh cherry flavor works in harmony with chewy and sweet malts in the body. This keeps getting better, and more revealing, as it approaches room temp. Pepper, plums, raisens - the list goes on. A great alcohol warming in the finish tops things off.
nick76 (4336) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is loaded with brown sugar, alcohol, cherry, and yeast. The appearance is a dark red brown with a medium head. The flavor is very similar to the aroma with the addition of more spice than I detected in the aroma. The palate is typical for the style. The finish is sour, metallic, and bitter to the point of being unpleasant. I feel like this beer is overrated in most respects. I can’t help but wonder why this otherwise quality beer has a metallic finish.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2013 2/10/06. Hazy brown color with a thin light brown head. Sweet molassas aroma. Flavor of sweet molassas with hints of fruit. 8/4/8/3/16
2011 Bottle on 02/06/2011.
Mostly clear dark brown body with a small creamy tan head.
Sweet fruit, spice, and malty aroma.
Sweet fruit, toffee, spice and caramel flavor.
Medium body with moderately high carbonation. 7/4/8/4/15
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark cherry red with a thin light brown head. Strong aroma of yeasty banana and malts. Lively body with a strong fruity finish.
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is fruity, floral, with a little vanilla and what I can only describe as banana nut bread. Reddish brown, decent head. Strong alocohol taste up front, nutty and yeasty, strong malts, complex with a fruity side, spicy finish. The palate was rather dry and felt too thin for a beer of this strength. Overall, interesting as hell, and I can tell it’s a well-crafted beer, but it’s not my thing.
Holdwine (1135) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, a big and powerful beer. Cherries are there, but playfully hiding behind a sweet maltiness and yeast character. Pours dark ruby brown with a hint of red. Infused with a rush of pepper, this beer has it all, if you go looking.