BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An easy drinking ale with a slight smoky raisin taste, but overall pretty neutral. Not bad, but not too exciting either.
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 wasnít bad at all. Itís what all the kids at Hogwarts are drinking when the teachers arenít 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 wouldnít 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 wasnít 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 gobbliní 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.