21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A sweet ass maroon color with a nice little amount of whitish head. Has a really cool butterscotch spicey aroma. Tastes like thick caramel with some butterscotch malts also included. Damn impressive beer.
RichardGretton (4112) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red beer with a caramel and lightly liquorice aroma. The caramel and heavily hopped flavour makes for a thick drink on the palate. Overall a reasonable beer.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Color was true, malt sweetness, I don't know where they get the hop description because this beer is about malt not hops.
kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber red. Palate was a bit thin. Wood tones with malt and hops. I had it after a DFH 90 minute, so it may have suffered in comparison.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice medium dark amber color.The head was tall white and long lasting.Nice malty sweet aroma with some hints of fruit possibly orange or tangerine,very mild hop presence in the aroma almost undetectable.It also has an almost ice tea smell to it hard to describe but it's there.Sweet,almost smokey malt flavor hints of oak also.No fruit tones in the flavor what so ever.Very slight hop presence in the taste,you have to almost wish them there for it to be there.very low carbonation almost to the point of being flat.,with a very watery feel to it.There is little after taste,what's there is mild to say the least more of a oak,malt after taste that fades so fast that you don't know it was ever there.The finish is clean and some what refreshing.I don't believe this is a very good version of a pale ale but it still isn't a bad brew by any means.It's very drinkable in volume,only the price tag would slow that part down at $4.50/bottle,But if you have the means this is a very likeable brew that will grow on a person.
jaymobrown (1586) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale red color. A type of Earthen smell like moss and peat. Burnt wood taste with peppered hops. The end is quite odd, something like musty bitter dried flowers. Smooth quality that makes it enjoyable. Nice light floral bitter taste comes throughout. Really mellows out.
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 12, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Peaty, Malty and downright heavenly. Great deep amber color like a fresh died Tartan. Many of my buddies don't like their beers smoky but then again, what do they know? Not as thick as I would like, can tend be mildly watery on the palate.
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost sweet beginning followed by a hoppy middle and good malty finish. Nice hoppy nose. Amber color with little lacey head. Very good beer, nice to drink.
seuinoz (141) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2003 yuck,
tasted like plastic,
Stuff was floating in the bottom of the bottle.
(chunks of something)
i will try again to see if it tastes any better.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
very pleasant beer. nice red color. good head on it. cool bottle. worth a try