ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Like the sweetest brown you ever had. Or maybe the sweetest barleywine conceivable by man. Sugarwater, overripe pear and smoked malt (barely) come through here. Not unlike Lagunitas’ Brown Shugga. The smoothest 11% beer I have ever seen or heard of.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 12oz. bottle purchased at Edelweiss in PDX, Oregon--Poured a deep clear mahogany-chestnut-amber body with barely any head. Boozy would be an understatement. This beer is over the top boozy and sweet. A little too much so for my tastes.
marcus (7305) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This copper ale poured with a thin off-white head, eliciting a fruity aroma. The flavor is sweet candy and fruit with a malt base and an alcohol finish.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear reddish amber with trails of bubbles streaming towards the thin off-white head. The aroma is candy like and malty with notes of fruit, sugar and even hops. The flavor malty and sweet with fruity and earthy notes. Medium to full bodied smooth and sweet. Some warmth but very well hidden alcohol. The beer isn’t bad at all. I actually would buy this again.
uhclem (386) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a nice copper with a thin, insubstantial head. Minimal lacing. Strong toffee nose. Taste was very sweet. Heavy mouthfeel - left a slickness behind. The haevy alcohol content is well disguised at the front of the mouth, but after swallowing I felt like I had done a shot of hard liquor.
Ughsmash (7327) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured a brilliant coppery-orange with a short cap of off-white head. The aroma was quite like the other Bad Elf beers, with strong, boozy caramel, toffee, and darker fruits.. herbal and rather metallic notes accent, but it remained OK. The flavor was over-the-top sharp with a primarily caramel, lesser toffee, and some dark fruits at the core.. metallic and herbal accents, and heavy fusel boozage especially at the back.. dry at the finish with more caramel. Sharp and thick-bodied on the palate with too much overt alcohol. I did not care for this.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very bright red with quickly dissapating fizzy offwhite head. Aroma reminds me of candy apples. Flavor starts very sweet like molases or toffee then fades into slight tart fruitiness then finishes with big hop-alcohol presence. Overall, best of the bunch.
Dorwart (2424) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin head which dissipates quickly. Sweet candy and brown sugar aroma. Loads of malts, caramel and cherry cordials. Color is a bright mahagony orange. Sweet, flavor. Very sweet with lots of candied fruits and brown sugar. This is just a sweet syrupy mess. Starts sweet, finishes sweet and it sweet in the middle. Noty a very good brew and not a good BW.
thehurt01 (262) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A 11.2 oz bottle. The high alc/vol makes the need of a made on date pointless. The beer poured a deep red with a fizzy cream head. a light citrus smell. The taste is so smooth with a light sweetness. Little lacing with good carbonation.
dwyerpg (4789) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 20, 2007
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A pretty funky aroma, almost wine-like. This si pretty nice. Some good hop character balanced well enough. Tasty.