harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2006
A sweet toasted malt aroma, with a small amount of herbal hops in their too. Flavor is reminiscent of those butterscotch candies, some honey roasted nuttiness, and a bit of brown sugar, but not overly syrupy and complex, just a really smoothed out even flavor. vyvvy (6476) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Pours dark brown with a reddish tine. It has a tan rocky head that leaves quickly. Aroma is sweet and rich malt mixed with dark brown sugar. Starts out with a roasty rich toffee feel. It is rich and lighty syrupy. Finish is lightly spicy with a touch of sourness and anise. Very well done alt. jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2006
Bottle thanks to Willblake at the NYRBG. Clear, light brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is mildly sweet malts, buttery toffee and some nuttiness. Flavor is buttery, sweet malts, nuts and a hint of hops in the background. Very creamy mouthfeel. iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2008 Rerate. Bottled on 02.11. Code 12 02. Clear amber orange with a 1 1/2 finger off-white head, great retention. Aroma has some spicy citrus--not necessarily Pac NW hops--up front with lots of sweet toffee and caramel malts. A bit earthy and dry. The flavor adds a bit of a buttery caramel note and a bit of sulfurous skunkyness. Earthy dry finish (redundant?) with bitterness that peaked around a 4. Light to moderate carbonation with a medium body. Very nice beer, overall. Old rating follows. 11.2oz., Bottled on 25.11. Pours a clear copper brown with a moderate, very light beige head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, grain, a little grass. Hops make a bigger showing in the taste up front with a fair amount of bitterness. Creamy, medium body with soft carbonation. Very nice alt--I’m looking forward to their other two alt’s. 7-3-7-4-14--3.5 Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2006
330 ml bottle. Amber coloured with a grayish note to it. No head. Subdued barleywine-like aroma. Musty apple and caramel. Pear syrup and a little vanilla. Noble hops are clearly being used as it infuses the beer with a very gentle, but noticeable, hop flavour. Medium-bodied, and not at all sweet. It’s quite dry actually, with a well done hop bitter finish.
larsga (7540) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2006
No head. Light brownish red body with some haziness. Sweet powerfully floral malty aroma with cinnamon and caramel notes, slightly earthy. Sweet roasty licorice taste with some cinnamon. Very fruity. Intense cinnamon aftertaste. Incredibly delicate and well balanced. Not too powerful, but much better for it. Excellent! Really something special. (0.33l bottle.) jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Pours deep clear bronze with a thick, off-white head. Bread, caramel and grassy hops in the nose. Nice foundation of heavy caramel, toffee, then comes a little pear followed by a prominent noble hop presence. Bitter hop finish which lingers for awhile. Bold and flavorful. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and subtle carbonation. Overall, pretty enjoyable. Aurelius (5335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2006
Finally a gold nugget plucked from my d.b.a. jaunt in NYC. Yummy, yeasty, bitter-style aroma. Great embossed latch bottle and woody brown beer. Buttery, woody, a bit cereal. Very enjoyable. Medium long woody finish. Adequately bittered with lots of character. elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 15, 2006
12oz bottle from lee’s liquor: pours a deep red with very silky smooth looking foam, but not much of it. some aromas going on i can’t quite identify, but good. fantastic flavor from the dark malts and hops, they hit the nail right on the head. powerful flavor, but not at all overpowering and a very tasty drink and a very distinct aftertaste. i’ll be getting more of this.. plus i like the bottles. ;) Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2006
Bottle date 31-01. Sweet fermented aroma. Cloudy brown with small head. Flavor is heavy dose of alcohol and sweet but mellows out conciderably by the finish with a carmelized crystalation of sorts. Sugary and sweet aftertaste and cool bottle. Good brew.