Oakes (19426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2000
A favourite amongst old ales. It's been a while since I've had it, but I remember how much I liked it. britab99 (65) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2000
Coffee aroma, coffee taste...mmmm, good. Very smooth and easy to drink. .. wade (59) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2000
Overall, pretty tasty. Strong aroma, almost porterish. Good carbonation, lighter in body than the flavor would indicate. billb (245) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2000
Again, I'll agree to the interesting color. I didn't get near the head (retention) as in the picture (then again, it came from the bottle). Description says 'banana notes', while there is a bit of subtly in the fruit, I wouldn't describe it as banana. Could use a bit more body and the aroma, while interesting, isn't all that appealing. A beer worth trying nonetheless. PhillyBeer2112 (2924) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2000
I agree with Aubrey - the color of this
beer is amazing. A very deep red that is
almost opaque unless you hold it to the light.
A soft fruity flavor is clearly apparent, but it
remains dry with a good hop presence. Unfortunately, I
found this beer to have little body - was surprisingly
thin for a relatively high alcohol beer.
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2000
This beer has an amazing 'fruity' flavor that's indescribable. Its color appears black, but if you hold it up to the light, it's a beautiful DEEP red. The beer's flavor seems to spiral down your throat, spiking nerves as it goes. Curious (er, peculiar) indeed. Breath in deep as you're taking a sip. It's an amazing experience. Finally, I've found a beer that gives credit where credit is due, England. Frog King99 (51) - L.A., California, USA - MAY 6, 2000
One fine beer..............................................