Damage (77) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2005 Pour a beautiful deep ruby colour with a frothy mocha head. Nose was hoppy with fruit and toffy undertones. Malt flavour with subtle bitterness. For a gimmicky beer, it wasn’t bad at all. It’s what all the kids at Hogwarts are drinking when the teachers aren’t around. (500ml bottle)
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smooth and lightly malty, with a light metallic hop character. Its good but not excellent. Nothing memorable and a bit overpriced.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 14, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a dark red to light brown color. Large, frothy, off-white head. Hops were the strong smell in this one with grass and citrus present. Light malts also there. Many malts in the taste. Light to medium body. I was surprised by the light taste of this dark. Was expecting a deeper taste.
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent brew with a beautiful reddish hue. Tastes a lot like a red ale but has an obvious hop feel to it. Would drink again but wouldn’t go out of the way to buy.
orimo (19) - tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
this is good beer at any season or with any dishes.
this has strong blow and rich aroma.
please be careful not to drink too much.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on Draft at the Independent in St. Pete.
Poured a rusty dark amber body with a fluffy cream head. The aroma and flavor brought a nicely rounded caramel grain and rather earthy hoppyness: Some fruity esters of plum, pear, and apricot with a slice of lemon. There honestly wasn’t a whole lot going on with this beer, fairly simplistic, a decent pint. The easy drink-ability and bloody hatchet tap handle is what is going to sell this beer.
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Alluring chestnut brown with a touch of auburn; very little head retention. The nose is malty and earthy, plus a nice touch of black cherry and a late burst of alcohol. The alcohol impression carries through in the flavour, followed by a plush sensation of malt. Medium length. Would pair nicely when your gobblin’ a couple barbecued beef burgers.
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice brown color with a foamy white head. Smooth clean taste with a slight bit of bitter aftertaste. Not a big fan of the style but this one is a decent beer even if it was over priced.
clippo66 (3) - DUBBO, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2005 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A moderately malty strong ale with a distinctly fruity aroma which was quite pleasant. Once poured the beer produced a creamy off-white head which did not hang around too long. The dark brown colour was clear without sediment. Flavor was moderately bitter with a dry metallic finish. Definitely taste the alcohol with the finish. Overall a good but not outstanding beer.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild hop aroma, but it smelled slightly adjuncty. Nice head. Almost two fingers thick. Light malt taste with a macro tasting finish. Thin in the extreme. Unlike many German beers that are all malt no hop this one lacks the deptth of taste to save it. Not outright horrible, but not quite average either.