markas101 (2393) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spicy aroma, almost artificially. Dark brown colour, fairly carbonated for this style. Sweet tasting, some earthiness and caramel. Slightly bitter finish that is overpowered by the sweetness.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A very thick, sweet sipping beer....and not really in a good way. I reminded me of bitter, sryup. Way to sweet finish - it’s just not a style I prefer, I guess
Anglofile (138) - Piti, GUAM - OCT 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I love the labeling, like the sweet hoppy taste, and enjoy this beer altogether.
bigcat03 (299) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - OCT 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Hy-Vee Liquors St. Joe poured into english pint - Pours dark red brown with a 2 finger beige head; Sweet malt, a hint of alcohol and a little yeast to the nose; Reminds me of a belgian strong in a weird way; A lightly bitter, malty initial taste, which is to be expected to an extent; Not a lot of hops and just the right amount of carbonation; Stale bread backtaste that doesn’t do too much for me; Overall, I’ve had better, but this is pretty decent for the style as far as I can tell. Goes down fairly smooth and doesn’t offend. Definitely improves as it warms.
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A really satisfying, interesting brew.
I got it in the 16.9 oz/500 ml bottle like the one pictured in the profile.
It had the hard water/metallic aftertaste of a Bass, but with a darker color and a sweeter, less hoppy body.
This would make an excellent session beer as the taste improved as the bottle got closer to room temperature.
Pleasant without being cloying.
daniel0017 (441) - Yukon, CANADA - OCT 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Delicious, heavy malty flavor with thick rich head. Made an instant good impression. Went down smooth with less aftertaste than I was expecting due to other’s reviews. Closely resembles the sweet quality found in some porter, yet clearly not a porter. Very good beer!
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a mid brown color. Fruity aroma and yeasty, some what skunkish. The brew seemed a bit sweet for my taste but it wasn’t a horrible brew.
LagerLove (65) - Clinton, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A very delicious bitter with a lovely creamy head and full flavored body, easy to drink, excellent with a hearty meat and potatos dinner.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber with small tan head. Aroma is generic, almost more like a German lager (sweet maltyness). This beer has a decent flavor, but it seems watered down. Nice maltyness, almost chocolatey or toffeeish with a late nuttyness, and a balancing light hoppyness. It has something good, but it doesn’t have enough of it. Too thin.
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2007 500 ml Bottle - 11/10/07 Update - This time not so skunky. Very low carbonation. Aroma is of roasted malts with some spicy hops. Flavor is also roasty with a mild bitterness from the spicy hops. Much better this time. Original Rating - Poured a dark brown in color with a thin whit head. Very skunky!! Some maltiness in the flavor, but not good at all! Disappointing!!!!!