Stine (1453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oaky red appearance lacking any head. Aroma reveals only a muted pulse of lemon water at first. Eventually, wild rice and honey with a maple wood density. Earthy. Flutters of raspberries and strawberries in the cracks of a dirty peat malt body. Alcohol is present in moments of nail polish or fruit liqueur sting, alongside a vague, persistent oak barrel suggestion. Full-bodied and somewhat intensely rendered palate. Worth it.
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler, courtesy dchmela. Pours a mostly clear, dark reddish amber color and topped by a small, smooth head of beige colored foam that settles to a thin film and leaving random spots of lace on the glass. The aroma is based in sweet caramel, brown sugar, and bready malts to go along with some dark fruits, spices, and some vanilla to smooth things out. The flavor follows suit with the bready malts, dark fruits, caramel, and some balancing earthen hop bitterness. The alcohol comes through a bit on the finish as well. Medium bodied, smooth, with moderate carbonation and a sweet finish with some alcohol warmth. Fairly straight forward, but solid brew either way.
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red, nearly brown with a bit of an off-white head on top. Uninspiring aroma of some sweet malts. The flavor is very sweet with some caramel and brown sugar. Well hidden alcohol, a bit of hops in the finish. Not bad overall but it just wasn’t something I’d normally pick.
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this on tap a while back at Town Hall. This may be the best beer I have had there. Ruby dark red in color with not much head. Aroma of light dark fruit and a bit of maple syrup. Sweet malt in taste without much alcohol. This beer was great.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of figs and cinnamon. Taste is dark, juicy malt- hops come in at just the right moment. Reminds me of arrogant bastard.