BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2005
An easy drinking ale with a slight smoky raisin taste, but overall pretty neutral. Not bad, but not too exciting either. Damage (77) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2005 Pour a beautiful deep ruby colour with a frothy mocha head. Nose was hoppy with fruit and toffy undertones. Malt flavour with subtle bitterness. For a gimmicky beer, it wasn’t bad at all. It’s what all the kids at Hogwarts are drinking when the teachers aren’t around. (500ml bottle) yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Smooth and lightly malty, with a light metallic hop character. Its good but not excellent. Nothing memorable and a bit overpriced. BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 14, 2005
Poured a dark red to light brown color. Large, frothy, off-white head. Hops were the strong smell in this one with grass and citrus present. Light malts also there. Many malts in the taste. Light to medium body. I was surprised by the light taste of this dark. Was expecting a deeper taste. awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Decent brew with a beautiful reddish hue. Tastes a lot like a red ale but has an obvious hop feel to it. Would drink again but wouldn’t go out of the way to buy.
orimo (19) - tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2005
this is good beer at any season or with any dishes.
this has strong blow and rich aroma.
please be careful not to drink too much.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Had on Draft at the Independent in St. Pete.
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2005
Poured a rusty dark amber body with a fluffy cream head. The aroma and flavor brought a nicely rounded caramel grain and rather earthy hoppyness: Some fruity esters of plum, pear, and apricot with a slice of lemon. There honestly wasn’t a whole lot going on with this beer, fairly simplistic, a decent pint. The easy drink-ability and bloody hatchet tap handle is what is going to sell this beer.
Alluring chestnut brown with a touch of auburn; very little head retention. The nose is malty and earthy, plus a nice touch of black cherry and a late burst of alcohol. The alcohol impression carries through in the flavour, followed by a plush sensation of malt. Medium length. Would pair nicely when your gobblin’ a couple barbecued beef burgers. jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Bottle. Nice brown color with a foamy white head. Smooth clean taste with a slight bit of bitter aftertaste. Not a big fan of the style but this one is a decent beer even if it was over priced. clippo66 (3) - DUBBO, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2005 does not count
A moderately malty strong ale with a distinctly fruity aroma which was quite pleasant. Once poured the beer produced a creamy off-white head which did not hang around too long. The dark brown colour was clear without sediment. Flavor was moderately bitter with a dry metallic finish. Definitely taste the alcohol with the finish. Overall a good but not outstanding beer.