whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tawny brown body and small beige head. Nose of sour berries and a hint of chocolate. Fruity malt and wood flavors, mellow cinnamon spiciness, and some nice mild bitterness. Medium body. Enjoyable to drink.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample-500ML bottle- Poured an orange/redish head. Aroma is fruity and malty. More fruit than malt though. Bitter taste at first, but quickly changes fruity and slightly hoppy. Body is a copper colour. This is a fine brew!
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep reddish brown with a large head. Good lacing. Nose is malty sweet, flavour starts sweet and finishes dry with some spicy hops. Good name and label for a strong ale.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 24, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smooth, nutty, and slightly sweet. This would have been really good if not for the slight skunk. Past that I could taste some nice roasted malt, caramel and some hops. But the skunk takes it down a few notches for me.
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 pt bottle.Chocolate malty aroma. Nice red brown color with short lived brown head. Nice malty flavor with chocolate overtones. Nice hoppy finish. Overall a very nice beer.
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was very good, but instead of a strong ale it had the bite of an I.P.A. I liked the fact that it did not leave an aftertaste and it cut through the palate, with a very crisp and refreshing flavor. I did not detect any fruity anything with this ale.
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great Dark. Hardly any aftertaste. Mild malt to the aroma. good on a summersday
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2004 Very nice amber red colour with foamy off white head. Aroma is mainly malt and fruit. Flavor is sweet with hints of toffee. Medium body makes this an easy drinking beer.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear amber-brown with a small white head that lingered well and left nice lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, and sort of a sour grassiness. Flavor is sweet, little honey and molasses with an assertive hop bite and bitter, somewhat metallic finish. Medium body and light carbonation. Better than I expected.
Britales (56) - Cape Charles, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice deep red color,nice balance with the slight predominance of strong roasted malt. Mild bitterness with some raisin fruit on the finish! A nice Strong Ale, not quite exceptional.