mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Deep brown in color with a nice tan fluffy head. Malty and roasty aroma. Raisiny and date notes. Fruity and malty flavor. Spicey and caramel Sweet. Smooth. Well balanced. Finish is malty. Drinkable. Enjoyable.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Porter looking with a tan head and lacing. Description says figs, red apple and dates and I dont get any of that. Instead I get chocolate, grapes and cocoa. Taste is nice with the dried fruits mentioned and even more cocoa. Roasted grains abound as well in this really tasty treat. Caramel and mollasses are in there also.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap in tasting “corner” at brewery (Green Flash) in Vista, CA: Dark mahogany. Nose of nutty sweet roast, a bit of hops and some chewy maltiness in the finish. The flavor is creamy and toasty with a complex blend of light body and dark flavors. Nice strength, good portion. Nice beer.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogony pour thick creamy off white head w/ nice lacing. Some roast malt aromas mixed w/ light dark fruits. Palate is full & well coated lightly creamy. Tastes of roasted malts then an odd fruity chunck that I think reminded me of fruity pepples cereal. And the beer finishes dry and crisp like most every Green Flash (yes reaper == greenflash).
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with some reddish highlights. Aroma shows molasses, grapes, hints of nuts and wort. Interesting dark malt with light molasses and bits of roast. Smooth body, if a bit light. Late alcohol. Shows promise but a bit thin and underdeveloped.
aracauna (3511) - Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark reddish brown body is topped by a large, dense, coffee creamer-colored head. The aroma is intense with harsh piney/creosote hops and dark, dried fruits.The flavor is malty, hazlenuts almost covered by the dried apricots and dates and the bitterness that builds toward the end and lingers past the swallow. Not a bad strong ale.
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is coffee, butterscotch, walnuts, and smoke. Body is black with a thin tan head. Taste is roasty with caramel.
omhper (23724) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2006 Bottled. Dark black with rich but brief head. Strong crystal malt aroma. Sweet and powerful with clean mouthfeel and full body. Notes of chocolaty mud cake with some grapefruity hops on top of it. Licorice finish.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nutty brown in color with a rich complex aroma. I am amazed they got the alcohol level so high and keep it hidden so well. Must be time released =). This brew is so mellow with complex flavors on the malt side and well ballanced. You gotta try this ale. So warm, smooth, and silky, like a soft winter blanket.
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This strong ale pours a deep red brown from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is roasty malt, chocolate, grapefruit and floral hops. A medium bodied American Strong Ale. Malts are chocolate, caramel and sweet. Hops are grapefruity. Malty and sweet, touch of fruit, hint of cola. The hop bite is there, but not really strong. A very drinkable and smooth strong ale. Hides the 8.5% alcohol very well. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is bitter.