Darkover (1508) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2003 Amber color and really big head. Lots of flavors, but I don't recognize most of them. Strawberry and raisons, I think. Pretty unique and good
RichardGretton (4119) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A big headed beer with little activity underneath. A fruity tasting beer that is over hopped to be great.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 28, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely apple taste and smell. Somewhat spicy. Handsome reddish-amber appearance. Lingering carbonation and effervescence into the aftertaste, pretty nice!!
krisfleet (130) - Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2002
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smelled and tasted a lot like apples. A little heavy on carbonation, but a good taste.
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - APR 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice bitter taste, marked hoppiness.
malbert (105) - odense, DENMARK - APR 19, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 15, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a bottle of this when I was grilling out today...Spring Is Here!! This brew pours a
hazy/murky bottle conditioned orange amber. The rocky/frothy off-white head is huge
and mostly lasting with fair lacing. The nose is subtle and complex; mostly sweet and
spicy with hints of flowers, herbs, resin, cask wood, honey, ginger, clove, licorice, cola,
and alcohol. The complex flowery, rich, warm, flavor is somewhere between a
doppelbock and a Belgian strong ale. The average to long finish is alcoholic with notes of
cask wood. The light to medium dry/creamy body has lively carbonation. Very nice.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - APR 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad but a
disappointing beer. Nice bitter start but left a vinegary taste in my mouth. I will definitely try it again.
turtlehead (111) - Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. A truely pleasant combination of IPA with mild. A nice amber almost orange color, mild carbonation, stong bitterness, a little bit of toffee, it keeps you coming back for more.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2004 USA keg: Clear brownish amber appearance, decent head formation. Rich malty, fruity aroma. Sweet toffee/caramel malts, pretty hearty and robust, alcoholevident with a bitter citric bite that runs throughout. Somewhat of a cross between an ESB and an IPA. Top notch brew and a current personal favorite.