missing (72) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Dark amber pour, thick head and strong lacing. The aroma is sweet and reminicent of honey with a strong malt backbone. The flavor is slight bitterness upfront followed by a sweet warm (yet dry) flavor hinting at earth. A great beer and one I will definitely try again and again. theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Reddish tan, small off white head. Hazy. Aroma is all malt, with hints of plum and raisin. The first sip brings bitterness to the corner of the mouth. Medium body, sweet, very enjoyable. jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Dark for a kolsch, with a good-looking head. Aromas of dry leaves and caramel. Lots of body, good level of carbonation. Flavors are malty and dry. Much more hop presence on the tongue than the nose. Also almond and earthy flavors. An interesting, and assertive, alt. Tmoney99 (15135) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Bottle. Poured dark brown with a large frothy white head that was lasting with good lacing. Moderate tart fruit rye aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture. Medium complex balanced flavor with a medium balanced finish of moderate duration. Very interesting beer. shrubber85 (11710) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Bottle. Sweet dried cherry/raisin and bread aroma. Orange brown color with slight head. A strong buttered bread flavor throughout - hint of raisin, orange peel and walnut. End taste of hops and nuts. Light acidity. Complex and well blended.
willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2006
08.19.06 33cl bottle, bottled on 25.11.??, I’ll guess 2005, but they left off the year. At any rate, the date doesn’t really jive with the notion of this stuff coming out in January and October so I don’t know what to make of it.
<!-- p -->This is not the first I’ve had this beer; it’s become a regular in the rotation. I definitely prefer the stuff at a warmer temp, over 65F even, so I usually just chill it a bit and then let it sit in the glass for a while before drinking it. The color is a soft, dark, honey-amber with thick and lasting off-white head leaving classic lace. The aromas are addictive, concentrated, and bready with old grasses, peppery greenery (the stuff reminds me of shrubs and yardwork for some reason), and sourdough pancake batter, bubbly and raw. Herbal and spice notes leap to the fore with the first sip with white pepper, anise, and allspice. Smoothing out in the middle the beer introduces a toffee sweetness coating the mineral notes of a musty apple. There’s a mild nuttiness that pervades, but more nutty like toasted bread than any particular sort of nut. The eff is fine and adding to a creamy soft feel, rich and tending toward slick. The finish is long and bready with a fresh tang that kicks in the last. Really enjoyable stuff, plenty complex without going overboard in any arena. hopscotch (11451) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Bottle... Clear copper ale with a mid-sized, frothy, off-white head. Good retention. Malty, herbal aroma... toffee, dried fruits and medicinal notes with a touch of licorice. Malty flavor, but very well-bittered for good balance. Full-bodied and deeply creamy with moderate carbonation. Lingering, bitter finish. jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Pours red with a very small white head. Toasted malt and brown sugar aroma, with a touch of almonds. The toasted malt is found in the flavor behind some diacetyl. A light herbal hoppiness rounds out the taste. Good stuff. 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 (6857) - St. Louis, 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.