adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours very rich burgundy, with a head that lasts forever. Aroma is very citrusy hoppy, taste is very strong, with a finish like mud. (no kidding)
pman (26) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The one to have if you're only having one. Remarkable that the alcohol doesn't overpower the flavor at all.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 5, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Hops, dark fruit aroma with a hint of grapefruit. Dark dusty brown with a thinnish head. Hop assult is quickly balanced by alcohol and toasted, almost burnt malt. Silky mouthfeel.
ericb1980 (2) - orlando, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2004 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful! I was not sure what to make of this one, I picked it up in a 6 pack relatively cheap. Pours a very dark amber/redish color with a pale, light head that subsided quickly. The high content is well masked. This is one I will be picking up again for sure.
SpeedwayJohnny (18) - Florida, USA - APR 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer best exemplifies the relationship between hops and hemp! It smells like green pot (and grapefruit!). Nice balance, with enough malt backbone to partially tame those hops. Brown color, with some head (which mostly disappears). Quite a drinking experience, and all "hop-heads" should seek it out. I like all of their brews, and this is one of their best.
tobias (206) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
strong aroma of pine and malt. tatses very sweet and syrupy with a refreshing hop aftertaste. very nice color and head but poor retention. very tasty!
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of hops and maple syrup. Flavor is of piney hops with a little bit of citrusy hops, roasted nuts, and a bit of syrupy sweetness that is balanced by a big bitter aftertaste.
KCKajr (15) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - MAR 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hops, hops, and more hops! Zoinks. Earthy aroma, followed by a heavy flower-like taste. The high ABV adds a subtle fire to your belly that you don't even realize is there at first. Enjoyable and definitely interesting. Bigfoot is too overpowering for me to go back to regularly but it'll be a fun occasional treat.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAR 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2007 2004 edition. Big, cranberry-brown body with a very large head of miniature cream bubbles. Smells of rich dark fruit malts and slight lemony hops. Huge, thick flavor and mouthfeel, complex and slow to develop. Starts fruity sweet, spicy and has a big hop kick. Everything seems very refined an well executed, something I say rarely about a beer. This is quality.
**Had 2007 version and was disappointed. This is not a Barleywine. Instead an over zealously hopped double-IPA. Why do Californian breweries feel the need to over hop every style?
dahatherley (35) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 30, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle--2004 Expedition. Dark brown body with reddish-purple tint. Tan head. Great beer with sweet malts and plenty of hops. I don't understand how others think this is a bad thing. The IPA-like character of this beer only makes it better.