erling1000 (705) - - DEC 20, 2014
An amber Special Reserve Ale with barley, rye, wheat, oat and with low head. Aroma is rich, malty, a little yeast, fresh, spicy, orange, toffee. Taste is bitter sweet. Pasijussi (8) - California, USA - DEC 29, 2012 does not count
500ml bottle from BevMo. Poured into an imperial pint glass that accommodates the entire bottle. Strong lacing. No aroma to speak of. Alcohol notes hit the taste buds right from the start but served cold it is a quafflable alternative to a stout. A great winter ale that does not feel like a meal. This is my
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone johndoughty (5403) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2007
Bottle. Very clear amber appearance. Full bodied with an unusual very distinctive spicy flavor’s fruitiness as well.It lacks the overpowering alcohol presence that beers of this strength usually have and is all the better for this. Excellent and highly recommended. Cavie (4654) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Slightly smoother than the Bad Elf, which surprised me, as I thought it would be harsher. muzzlehatch (4951) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Draft glass at The Map Room in Chicago. Very clear bronze with a bit of head...deep malty/woody nose with perhaps a hint of banana...hugely malty, caramel-sweet with a touch of mint...light fruit-juicy mouthfeel, intense flavors, hints of vanilla and pineapple late; rather like a doppelbock with less heft. Looks like I’m the odd one out here, but it also seems that the better ratings are from draft samples. More for me!
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - MAR 18, 2008
Slightly darker (than bad elf) medium gold color, with a medium creamy head. Smells like a hefe. Smooth and citrusy. Orange blossom honey aroma. Warm and spicy, without the harsh bite of Bad Elf. Warm without being sticky. pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Draft at the Old Bay (last pint in the keg; barback hooked it up wrong and most of the brew ran all over the beer cellar). Clear, deep golden ale, amazingly full flavored: big caramel taste, great hop bite, dry finish. A delight jgentgesdo (694) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Pours light golden with an off-white head that laces well. Nose is floral/grapefruit hops. The flavor is revelatory-spicy Fuggles that must have been very fresh meld with a honeyed, biscuity malt and segue into a bittersweet hops finish that is outstanding. Yum yum. McDreamy (24) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2007
Beautiful warm amber color. Proud and lasting head. Fruity, hoppy, some nuts and alcohol aroma. Flavor intriguingly complex with strong bitter aftertaste -- and of course some alcohol.
Very Bad is very good. madmitch76 (24388) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2009
23rd April 2008
Crisp. Rich malt with a brandy note. A hint of hops in the dry brandyish finish. Moorish!