wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2004 22 oz bottle, tulip glass. Bread, cookie, caramel, chocolate malt (H); spruce, citrus (grapefruit/lime) hops (M); light alcohol, raisin, plum, peach, red wine, toffee, brown sugar aromas. Large, creamy, light brown head is well lasting and leaves good lacing. Clear, dark, ruby body. Heavily sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter flavor becomes a heavily sweet, lightly acidic, heavily bitter finish of long duration. Full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, slightly alcoholic. The bottom line is: excellent malt, wonderful body...acidity and alcohol are my only two complaints (and not big ones in this case). Sammy (12340) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2004
bitter taste, ameloriated by malt. Crimson with hops suds best appearing in a trappist glass. Floral and pine strong hoppy aroma. Grapefruit mid-sip, cheese aftertaste. Alcohol warming, feels like vodka.. Good with strong meat cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Wow, what can I say about this beer that hasn’t already been said. If you like Stone’s Arrogant Bastard,you’re gonna love this offering! Malty with a perfect hop balance, and a beautiful red hue....man I wish I had another right now! mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Dark reddish to brown color, minimal head. Strong alcohol and malt aroma, but plenty of hops to balance it out. A strong, aggressive beer with lots of flavor. brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2004
This beer is exceptional. Deep red with creamy tan head. Dark roasted Malty rich aroma. Fruity, chewy maltiness with a nice hop balance. Almost like a brandy. This brew satisfies and makes you want more. Alcohol is warming. This bastard is remarkably smooth to drink. Quality at every sip. This is a standout offering.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2008 when i first drank this beer i thought it was disgusting. I was wrong. this thing is fantastic. Pours out a murky brown color with a nice beige head. aroma is full of hops and has a nice sweetness. Flavor is very much the same. it is however slightly boozy but it takes little away. Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2004
Big beer for sure. Pours a nice amber with a medium head which subsided quickly. Sweet malty biscuit nose with hops thrown in. This beer tastes 10%. Caramel, malt, with a hoppy finish. One heck of a beer.
Enniskillen (2058) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 23, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2004 2004- Aroma is apricots, peaches, and other dark fruits with a slight touch of alcohol. Very rich and filling, slight alcohol warming to it. Taste is maple, alcohol and fruit.mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2004
2003- Extreme maltiness, I’m not one who loves strong ales, but this one was pretty good. Fruity flavor, with some sweet accents.
750 ml. Red in color with a nice tan head. Caramel and hoppy aroma. Full bodied. Malty. Big beer. Chewey. Lingers throughout. Lots of bitterness. Really good. MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2004
Beat me over the head with a rubber chicken! This beats ruination for palate slaughter, fer sure! Red color, tan head. Clear. Carmel and hop aroma. Big, chewey, malty hoppy flavor. Lingers. Massive bitterness that lingers even to the next day. Hop flowers, BABY! Special thanks to Eyedrinkale.