XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a light floral hop scent and pours a nice amber in color. Has a nice pleasant lasting bitter.
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detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper color with a light haze to it, sporting a 2" head of light tan foam. The beer turns brilliantly clear after sitting in the glass a minute or two while the head subsides. Decent lacing througout the pint(s). Mild malt and a spice in the aroma.
I taste a mild honey and caramel maltiness, which is followed by some bolder spicy hops (I think I heard Fuggles?). Very tasty. Medium body and lightly carbonated, this beer finishes with a unique dry tart and spicy aftertaste.
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber. Grassy goldingsy hop aroma. Moderate caramel character. Tad bit astringent. Rather bitter and thinnish. Plenty of perfumey grassy hop flavor.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 1, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light golden amber with no head. Light fruit, and light malt. Med weight with sweet mid and finish. Cherry, malt, and light roasted flavors. Nice!
piscator34 (2128) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper colour with some brown sugar and slightly hoppy aromas. Not nearly as malty as I had expected, but the bitterness is sure there. Hides its alcohol well. Perhaps a little outside of the stylistic guidelines, but who cares, this stuff tastes good.
JK (4961) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hops in the aroma. Dark copper color. Sweet fruit and hop flavor. Definitely similar to an IPA. Very dry finish.
badgerben (4608) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark copper color with little head. Bitter aroma. Holy God... what a bitter, bitter taste! It is brutally alcoholic and tastes more like an IIPA than an ESB. I’m not so sure I care for it all that much, though I may need to give it another chance.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Illuminated Gold Coloring.... Aroma was Hoppy and Flavor As Well..but Becomes More Subdued...and Turns Into a Decent Bitter Througout.. Easily Enjoyable.
BitterPoet (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2004
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is it for me, the BItter fan.
Put it on cask, which I hear will happen soon, and I will give it a 5. This is what ESB dream of being while touching themselves in the dead of night. Right-freakin’-on.
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice copper color. Ever so slight haze. Strong, but not overpowering hoppy aroma. Mild carbonation, thin head. Nice, balanced profile. At first it seems quite hoppy, but a nice, balanced beer emerges after a few sips. Some bitterness on the front of the tongue, sweetness on the back. Balanced finish. Alcohol is hidden well. This would be a good session beer, if not quite as strong.