beeriodic (61) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bubbles in the head, but doesn't last. Copper-red color, very clear. Sweet. malty nose, with a bit of alcohol. Malty flavor, pretty sweet, but just a little thin. The alcohol flavor is evident for a 7.5%ABV beer. This beer warms me after just a few sips.
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 28, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottedl) Red amber color with creamy off-white head. Rich toasted malt aroma with sweet ripe fruit. Medium-full bodied beer with big toasted maltiness, caramel, plum flavors. Firm bitterness (aided by peppery alcohol) cuts the sweetness perfectly, keeping it from being cloying. Very nicely done!
weusebio (69) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
rich and delicious, this beer was highly recommended to me and proved to be worth the recommendation. dark and flavorful...
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - OCT 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2003 Bottled. Irregular size bubbles, fizzy light brownish head, fully diminishing. Clear reddish colour.
Sweet and heavy malty nose, with hint of dark bread, toasted, nutty, honey aromas. Light hoppy, flowers, weak citrus (orange) note. Floral nose from alcohol. Bittersweet character, full flavor of toasted malt. Full body, syrupy texture, soft carbonation. Pleasant warming beer.
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It poured with a nice head but is dissipated quickly. Rich red/gold in color. Strong aroma that tells of the beers sweetness. It's a little too sweet but not bad. It has a good citrus/malt combo that's quite refreshing.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep reddish/amber, medium sized tan head quickly diminishes and leaves little lacing. Aroma is very sweet and malty, some caramel, and a bit of alcohol. Flavor is almost overly sweet, a bit of bitterness in the finish, and again a bit of alcohol. Medium body, alcohol gets a bit more prevelant as it warms
Choos (647) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Intense malty aroma. Crystal clear red/orange colour with a quickly diminishing head. Rich sweet malty flavour with small hints of spice. Drinks really nicely but the bottle is too small.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice copper color with small white head. Sweet fruit and malts in the nose. Spice and malt in the flavor with some fruit and a bit of underlying alcohol bite. Smooth finish, warms the stomach a bit. Great beer!
flemdawg (534) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good. Red/orange color and a nice head. Sweet aroma with malts mixed in. The flavor was malty, some fruits, and a bit of spice near the end.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark reddish color with beige medium head. Aroma is of chocolate and sweet malts. Nice blend of malts and sweet fruity flavors.Finishes slightly hoppy with a sweet raisin aftertaste. A solid doppelbock.