GermanBrews76 (676) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber body, thin dense creamy tan head. Dried fruits and spices. some ripe fruits and a subdued floral tone. Alcohol among sweet malts with a very bitter roof of the mouth. Cleans up quickly and well. Smooth mouthfeel initially. Good balance and decent complexity.
chronictonic (462) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium red gold in color. Only a medium malt flavor, and in my opinion, way to hoppy for a strong ale (at least I perceive a Strong Ale should be sweet and malty, with a more mild hop profile). If you removed the Strong Ale categorization from this beer, it would be an average American Pale Ale with some darker malts added for color.
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent, super-malty dried fruit tasting strong ale. Reminded me of Arrogant bastard without all the hops.