DocLock (9857) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours ruby with a 2-finger, off-white head. Aroma of malt, cabernet, cherries, some brown sugar. The flavor is roasty malty, with some fruit, hops, brown sugar, and dark chocolate at the finish.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. The aroma of malts and caramel is better than the flavor to me which consists of a smooth mix of ingredients which doesn’t go over the top. It doesn’t seem to have an aftertaste of any magnitude. The roasted sweetness laden in this beer is slight. It needs amplification.
jcwattsrugger (12136) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2005
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle-pours a thick lacing light tan head with a clear dark amber color. Aroma is hoppy followed by malt. Taste is slightly bitter, hops, dark deep roasted malt.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appears a dark red amber with a creamy 1 finger ivory head that lasts. Heavy streaks of lace are painted on the inside of the glass.
Smell is grainy malts with caramel and crystal malt, along with a light amount of hops.
Taste about the same as the aroma descriptions with a mildly sweet taste.
Mouthfeel is gritty and full bodied with a semi sweetness balancing out a mild bitterness.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at MSBF, 1/2 pint. Red, clear, tan head. Carmel malt nse. Malty carmel thin flavors. Dry finish. Needs a fller body, for sure.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Mount Snow Fest. Deep red amber in color with a little head. Hoppy and malty aroma. Fresh hops. Citrusy. Malty and hoppy flavor. Very citrusy. Floral notes. Ok beer.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUL 9, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Pours a too dark reddish brown with an off-white head that sticks around. Aroma is of roasted malt and slight of coffee. Flavor is slightly sour with weak roasted malt and little hop bitterness. Very watery body. Finish is weak and has some leftover roasted malt. Not a very good effort...
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours dark with a decent head, good aroma almost coffee-like smell, very smooth tasting, a little watery but a good flavor, drinkable.
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Deep amber in color, white head. Aroma is sweet, flavor is smooth malt. There isnt a lot backing up this beer though, no hop bite, now warm finish. It leaves something without.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Red with a small white head. Aroma is malty and sweet. Flavor is malty, but lacks hoppiness and finishes thin and watery. Should have balanced the malt better.