rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2005
Rich ruby gold, next to no head. Malty nose - some chocolate, dark fruits. Nicely h opped. Rich malt up front and then a huge bitter acaramel w. dark fruits - kind of strange. KUEric (979) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Bottle: Had a grass like aroma with some malty as well. The pour was nice with a lot of carbonation and a good looking sized head, although it was kind of a strange yellowish off-white color. T he flavor was veru strong, meaning it had a bite to. Almost like bitter beer face type of a bite. The malts were good and there are definitly some fruit overtones, but that bite was difficult for me to get past. yespr (49173) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a lacing white head. Mild spiced, fruity citrusy and light bitter. Sweet malty and fruity flavoured with a light malt base. Quite fruity finish with a light hoppy note. alobar (3993) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Brown pour with slightly off-white head. Aroma of dark fruit, toffee, and caramel. Dark fruit flavor with toffee and a hint of sourness. Decent beer. KimJohansen (10498) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
Cloudy amber with large beige head. Sweet aroma with malty and spicy notes. Sweet flavour with ripe fruits and malt and caramel notes.
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Has a bit of spice note that reminds me almost of a Xmas ale posing as a Strong Bitter. My taste buds are confused, but it’s not bad. probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2010
Sampled at Central New York Brewfest, Syracuse NY. 06FE10.BeerandBlues2 (14408) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
App.: Clear deep amber with white rim.
Aroma: Some tart fruitiness, mainly brown sugar, dark dried fruits, lightly buttery, lightly woodsy and rum-like.
Palate: Medium body and carbonation.
Flav.: Some nice molasses/licorice, dark dried fruits, a touch of wood/earth, still a bit buttery, some pine/earth hops, quite fruity (berries); lightly sweet, quite bitter, finishes abruptly.
Meh, not great.
Bottle at 13th Richmond Gathering, courtesy of MaltDawg. Pours clear amber with an average, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), average hops (earthy, herbal, woody), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of vegetables. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), average hops (earthy, herbal, spicy, woody), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of vegetables. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a dry finish. j12601 (13473) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazed amber with a crimson hue and a medium sized beige head that deflates quickly. Sweet fruity plum, oxidization, and a touch of paper. Medium bodied, a touch of sourness and a tartness. This one definitely got infected, but it’s not horrible. Seems to work somehow. Tart and sweet, oxidization and a bit of paper. Papery infection on the back end. Drinkable, and given the nose, turned out better than expected, but probably not what it was meant to be. Still sort of enjoyed it. 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.