Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Surprised me with how light it was. Reminded me of a dunkel, but lacked much flavor. Complex in the mouth, but nothing really stood out. I made a special trip to ave this beer, but actually prefered the stock Black Bavarian Sprecher that is always there.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an intresting mahogany color that is extremely clear. Head fades, but never went away completely. Super smooth malty body with hints of light crystal malt, grass, and a very slight smoke. Hops are just bitter enough to shine through the malty, nutty body. Beautiful.
TheBeerGod (4675) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish brown. Small white head. The nose is hopped but also somewhat malted. Nice crisp hop body with a malt middle. The hops lean more towards the grassy side than the outright bitter side. The malt is very grainy and "cereal-like" as another reviewer pointed out. Very pleasant and dangerously drinkable. Damn good beer! I'll need to stock up on this one. Surprisingly lighter mouthfeel than expected. It's almost whispy. Glad this rare bird finally flew my way.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottled on 1/29/04 This alt beer is packed in a handsome swing top bottle that has cool raised letters and brail. The nose of the beer is mostly malty with a dash of hops. The color of the beer is light auburn. Carbonation levels are low, but this makes the beer easy to drink. I find the beer hard to describe, it reminds me of a light bock or a big dunkel. This beer is good if you are in the mood for a beer on the malty side.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 10, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask. Tons of cereal (malted barley, oats) malt. Some spalt skunkiness and slight iron taste as well. Grapes, fresh earth and hoppy goodness round things out.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A near perfectly balanced beer. Grassy noble hop aromas blend with a light toffee sweetness in the nose. Very crisp flavor, with a fresh hoppy bitterness offsetting a delicate, bready undercurrent of malt with hints of peach or apricot esters.
DCopperfields (145) - Alabama, USA - MAR 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beatiful brown, stumpy-bottomed bottle with flip-cap. Clear, copper-amber with a wispy head. Lightly caramel aroma with toasted butterscotch note and earthy malt complexity. Initailly clean, smooth and slightly metallic. Buttery, caramel note and a succinct of sweetness. As it warms, hops become apparent in a fragrant, slightly bittering effect, resulting in a rounded, delightful beer. cheers
BBB63 (5423) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Piece Brewery, enjoyed with Eric, Jeff, and Emily: A nice caramel hued brew with a small tan head but very good lacing. The aroma hints of aggressive bitter and noble hops, spicy white wine, toasted caramel malts, and leathery yeast esters. A sharp hoppy taste with a buttery malt undertone. The mouthfeel is so smooth, very nice. Glad we made the trip for this outstanding bier, among the finish in it's genre.
egajdzis (4949) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2005 Cask at Piece brewery... Poured a copper color with a creamy tan head and nice lacing. Aroma of fruit, mainly banana, caramel malts, shampoo, and lots of grains. Caramel malt, slightly bitter hops, bandage, and also earthy here as well. This was a rare treat.
guzzler67 (1436) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served from a firkin. Attractive clear copper appearance. Restrained nose; a little on the fruity side. Smooth, malty taste with just enough of a hoppy bite to keep it interesting. Rich, warming finish; could have kept on drinking this all night.