redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2003
Sligtly hazy amber with a small white head. An odd beer as I was not expecting a big beer from such a small brewery. Aroma of old wood and barleywine. A big taste from the first sip, a woody, liquor conditioned taste. You can not detect the ABV but you can feel it. 1more4dessert (336) - Upstate, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2003 rerate - tried a few more bottles. very complex maltiness and figgy taste, anise? unusual and very enjoyable, very distinctive slushy (28) - Niagara Falls, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2003
Brick red color with a small head. Banana nut bread nose and mouth. Smooth for a beer with 7.7% ABV. Great cold weather beer. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 8, 2003
Their best beer bar none.An nice English strong ale that can hold it's own with soem great winter seasonals.Hoppy,fruity,malty and at 7.7% warming but without much alcohol notes. hotstuff (5258) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2003
This beer had a medium sized tan head with fine-large bubbles that was mostly diminishing.The body of this beer was clear with a little bit of carbonation observed.The hue was reddish-copper and there was no lacing.The nose was malt and alcohol and the flavor was malty and a little bitter from start to finish.The mouthfeel was tingly, smooth texture and light bodied.At 7.7% ABV the alcohol was not overpowering in my opinion.
thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2003
This brew poured a small head of fine to medium sized light brown mostly diminishing bubbles that left a no lacing and a transparent dark amber colored uncarbonated body behind. Its aroma is a very nicecaramel malt one and its mouthfeel is initially strong with a high alcohol content feel that smoothens in its finish leaving a lingering malt hop feeling and flavor. The flavor is a medium strong malt hoppy one with elements of spice. DaSilky1 (2608) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2003
poured a clear brownish amber with little head...malty aroma with touches of overripe apple, alcohol, and banana liquor...some malty apple flavors with some sweetness riding along..semi-creamy mouthfeel with just a sliver of bitterness at the end..pretty smooth for 7.7%..but nothing stands out as extraordinary JoeM500 (1909) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2003
Dark bronze with a fair head. Alcohol, bready yeast and massive malts make up the nose. A really fine nose it is. The alcohol is evident at first sip, but in no way is it overpowering. Sweet malts are strong but not overly sour sweet like most doppelbocks. Bitter at the end with a lingering alcohol effect. Very good! Go Cubs!!! Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2003
Amber color. Small head.sweet aroma.Nice hint of vanilla in the flavor with a good malt feel in the mouth.Alcohol hidden very well. Finish a little weak. Hopistotle420 (1177) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 26, 2003
Cherry, fruity, yeast nose. Ruby amber hue. Sticky off-white head. Very sweet, smooth and light texture/body. Start is all malt, flows very smooth over palate. Yeast provides nice fruitiness. Very drinkable, alcohol is not evident at all. Finishes with a light bitter lingering finish.