hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark amber color with an averaged sized dark tan head. Aromas and tastes of dark fruits, spices and caramel. Has a slight sourness to it. A little roastiness to the flavor as well. Slight bitter finish.
sthlm (1255) - Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle, thanks Skyview] Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma is sweet--banana and caramel. Taste is sour up front, malty and a little roasted. Quite carbonated. Not bad, but a little funky.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 22-oz. bottle--Poured a hazy mahogany/chestnut hue with a nose of fruity malts and mildly piny hops. Creamy mouth feel with a citrusy mild chewy finish. Dry and crisp finish.
bhensonb (9863) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich malt and candy aroma. Underlying hints of earth. Affects my senses. Very hazy, near opaque, apricot color (using a halogen lamp). Brown? under regular light. No head in the snifter. This is sweetish dark fruit, with that slightly sour underlying component of so many Siletz ales. Quickly overcome with something like toffee molasses. This one was aged for a year or so, and the hop is not up to the malt. One to sip rather than quaff.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Skyview. Murky copper color with no head. Caramel aroma with a bit of cinnamon. Mostly sour apple taste.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up 22-oz bottle (2006-Green label) during ABA’s Annual Beer Swap in Portland, OR. Pours a semi-hazy dark amber brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that leaves behind a shallow ring and spotty lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, raisins, bubblegum, some nutmeg, and cherries. Taste is medium bodied, very carbonated with an overall sour flavor of apples, grapefruit, some caramel malt, and a touch of banana esters. Finish is tart, caramel malt, with a spruce bitter aftertaste. Not sure if bottle was infected due to the sourness, but still drinkable.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a hazy amber-brown with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of malt, dark fruits, dirty diapers, and sour citrus. Flavor of citrus, mixed dried fruit, and funky sourness.
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Steve and served in my LaChouffe tulip:
Poured at first with a sunset orange hue and a fading fizzy head with some lace, the second pour was murky and more like a rust color. The aroma has a pink grapefruit, mango, candied cherry, woody and earthy yeast, a light biscuity malt, and some pepper. The taste was not equal to the nose as I found a unwelcomed tartness and cardboard character on top of the juicy hops and malty undertone. Ruined what I hoped for would have been a great tasting experiance. Maybe it was the bottle, lets hope so.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is one of the most bizarre beers I have ever tried. What a trainwreck of flavor this one is. Sheet candied fruitcake flavors, a bit waxy, biscuity maltiness, nicely hoppy, sprucey and piney.
fro2218 (470) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Don’t have any notes on this one. One of those thangs. Just need to fill up the box.