I was really looking forward to this beer. Handsome label, and the scuttlebutt was this was a beer to be sought out. Well...it was good, but not great. I was expecting that deep, warm, red-mahogany color, but it came off more of a cloudy gold. The taste was a bit thin, too, rather than that bold spicy hops bite, balanced by that malty sweetness you expect from this style. I must say I was underwhelmed. Don't get me wrong, I'd drink this again if I saw it. It's just that there are better examples that are more readily available in my area.
Reviewed: October 15, 2005