UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent, but an odd yeasty nuttiness kind of ruins the overall impression for me. Good solid maltiness, not much in the way of hops, and the aforementioned strange bready nuttiness. Bits of cherry and caramel taste. Overall an average winter offering, I think.
argo0 (12110) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep copper body with creamy beige head. Aroma is malty, moderately sweet and fruity. Taste is malty, caramel, moderately sweet and a bit of berry. Not cloying. As it warms up, good earthy hoppiness enters in the back half of the taste.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2003 Drink this all winter long. Sweet, malty aroma, clear orange with a nice head. Fizzy mouthfeel, lackluster ending.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light fruit aroma, raison, plums. Garnett amber hue. Off white head. Sweet first, dark fruit, medium bodied, candy, bubblegum, then its a nice bitter finish. I definately enjoy this brew. Its sweet, but well balanced, hiding alcohol well. Definately quaffable.
Balthazar (86) - Clinton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2001
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not the best good beer... but I’d drink it if I only had to drink one.