Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a rusty brown with a beautiful foam head that stood and stood. Nice florally sweet aroma. The flavor is harsh at first, acidic and woody, but it settles into a smooth (a little flat) roasty ale.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice dark brown with no head. Flavor is hoppy and tangy and is not well balanced. The maltiness in the aroma does not come through in the flavor. Low carbonation. I did have to give extra points for the great label.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2003 First off, this has the best, biggest, longest lasting, most substantial, creamy head I've seen. Good aroma, some spicy wheat and hops in there. Nice amber-red color, quite hazy, bottle conditioned. Tons of lacing. Seeping with quality. Flavor is quite round and very fluffy, but has some nice bitter elements on the finish. A touch of dry, chewy caramel malt. Incredibly well done, big body, but needs more complexity to back it up. Gets a touch boring towards the end.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good ale, that reminds me slightly of 1845, but a little bit spicier. Pours a dark amber color with a faslty fading head, that has some nice clingy lacing. A bitter and dry finish. Very easy to drink.
sloth (2468) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large tan head that hangs, nice lacing. Spicey nose with hints of anise and malt. Clear brown/red color.,good looking brew. Medium body. Malty, spicey,fruity. Finish is dry. Pleasent, easy drinking beer. Nice label too.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
illustration of sexy blonde babe on bottle. dark amber brown. faint tobacco aroma. initial malty sweetness followed by a dry bitter bite of hops. feels thin and crisp. good stuff.
omhper (19324) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Nut brown. Raisin aroma. Malty and fruity, full bodied. Salty, bitter finish. Well crafted, but perhaps a bit plain.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, clean and very enjoyable. Copper in color. Very good ale. Big malt flavor with a slight presence of hops.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, clean malty aroma. Copper color. Big malt flavor with a strong hop presence. Enjoyable brew.
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper with small creamy beige head, nice circular lacing. Aroma is aroma is toasty and earthy, medium sweet. Taste is light sweet, earthy and roasty, slightly peatish. Finish is scotch ale. Medium body, slightly chewy.