stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2007 Bottle. Pours amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus, alcohol, caramel, and malt. Flavor is sweet, alcohol is very present, caramel-like, slight bitter finish. Good body, ok brew. hiphops (324) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2006
lookls a little redder than cream soda. good head. not very much taste. ii know it’s 12% and so will you when you drink it aside from the alcohol all i really taste is bread luckygirl (1222) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2006
There was no hiding the alcohol in this big, warm-smelling beer. Pours a murky, yellow-amber color with a large, frothy, beige, mostly lasting head. The aroma is malty with trace notes of lightly toasted grain and moderate notes of cookie and caramel; hoppy with a light trace of pine; yeasty with a light note of damp basement and a trace note of sharp cheese; miscellaneous aromas included a moderate-to-heavy note of orange zest, a light-to-medium note of cognac and a heavy note of spicy alcohol. The flavor was heavily sweet, moderately to heavily bitter with a long, heavily alcoholic, moderately biitersweet, lightly astringent finish with juicy caramel retros. The body was medium-to-full, the texture was velvety and the carbonation was lively with a fairly hot finish. Sammy (12995) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2006
Creamy attractive head with lots of lace on the way down. Creamy smooth, though a bit of tingling from carbonation. Very satisfying yeastiness and ice cream aftertaste. Excellent palate cleaner after greasy hamburgers. Medium to full mouthfeel. Alcohol only felt much later on.
thornecb (6155) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Pours light amber into a scaldi’s snifter. Very little head recedes to rim -- looks like a golden ale. Alcohol and pine resin notes. Sweet alcohol upfront with a long bitter alcohol finish. Thin. Tastes like a spirit - but if you’re looking for a digestive, it’s quite nice.
hopscotch (11440) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Bottle... Clear, amber ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Malty aroma with notes of dark fruit, honey and a whisper of butterscotch. The flavor is malty-sweet, but not cloyingly so. Boozy, but not obnoxiously so. Lots of caramel. Full-bodied and quite oily with lively carbonation. Fruity, warm finish. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2006
Bottle at the Metropolitan Centre, Bury 24/11/2001
Golden amber coloured and strong in alcohol. Full hop finish. SHIG (4965) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Golden brown in color with a cream bubbly foam head. Deep hoppy smell very bitter. Rich malt full flavor with a lasting malt finish. Sregnar35 (1033) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Pours brown-orange with a great lasting, lacing head. Big chunk of foam floating dead center all the way down. Aroma isvery bready. Flavor is alcohol and sweet malt, and a sharp biting finish. Good stuff, can’t wait to try it on tap. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 24, 2006
I had this at a Belgian tasting at Bevmo.
For a brew clocking in at 12% ABV, this is smooth and the alcohol is well-hidden. It was a bit fruity and sweet, but overall it was a nice brew.