Odeed (1806) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 27, 2007
crimson red body with a creamy off white head that leaves nice lacing as it sits.i pick up cotton candy,smoke,grapefruit,and caramel malts in the aroma.flavor is of smoke,cotton candy,apples,grapefruit,and caramel. extremeicon (113) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 27, 2007
I just spent quite a while typing up a very detailed review but then my browser messed up and erased it. I don’t feel like typing it all out again. The most unique thing about this beer I thought was that the aroma smelled most like some kind of woman’s hand soap - very flowery and fruity but in a way that reminded me of soap. Odd, but pleasant. RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2007
I think this was bottled in 2004? pours a dark ruby brown, fairly clear with an off-white head. Aroma is a pretty complex mix of raspberries, raisins and plums with some caramel, french bread and white chocolate notes. There’s a slight leather note poking through, which actually works well and adds to the aroma. Taste isn’t quite as good to me, but it still has a lot going on. Caramel and raisin flavors abound with some bitter citrus, almost grapefruit flavor thrown in. Finishes becomes a bit dry and woody, with a slightly burnt aftertaste. These hops have definitely held up well and pretty much dominate the flavor and finish. The beer’s just shy of thick, but it lacks creaminess. Just a bit too slick and oddly still too carbonated. Great aroma, but the taste isn’t quite as nice. Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUL 25, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2008 Dark brown poured a thin white head you can tase the alcohol on this one almost like a malt wisky (might grab another one and let it age ) kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2007
Large tan head, medium amber hue. Aroma is predominantly sweet caramel and raisins with just a hint of dough. Flavor is initially bitter then more sweet. Medium mouthfeel and a bit of warming in the finish.
Enniskillen (2061) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Bottle, Uber Taven. Foggy brown mud color, with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel, light alcohol, raisin. Taste is light alcohol, dried fruit, chocolate, old coffee, slight nutty character. Boutip (6533) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Plucier: Poured a dark brown color beer with a huge foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of chocolate and dry raisins is enjoyable but definitely not what I was expecting. Taste is comprised of sweet malt with some nice notes of chocolates and dry fruits with a somewhat dry finish. Well done overall but definitely not what I was expecting for and Alt but again it is style that I don’t really know too well.. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2007
bottle via trade with dragonstout. Thanks for the bonus. Pours an odd light brown with a stable firm 2 finger off white head. The nose is sweet and strong. This is very malty and sweeter than I had expected. I don’t know if I would go as far as the commercial description and push this into the realm of German barleywine, but it is certainly more complex and bigger in taste than average German fair. johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Poured murky pond water which subsided into a nice dark ruby red color with an off white head. Aroma of cherries and alcohol. Taste of sweet malt, light hops, and fruit with an alcohol burn finish. You can taste every bit of the 8.5% alcohol. Very different and not my type of brew. Glazed9884 (207) - USA - JUN 30, 2007
xxx Really cool bottle for starters. good beer, never got me too excited, but i cant say anything negative about it either.