sistinas (108) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours coca-cola brown with a smallish, quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma has lots of caramel with hints of roasted malts, a bit metallic. Taste is rather bitter in a slightly burnt coffee sort of way with some sweet caramel and grainy notes. Body is on the light side... expected it to be a bit heavier to match the taste.
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red-brown with dark notes. Beige head.
Caramel aroma with notes of chocolate, merengue, some licorice and hops.
Chocolate flavor with notes of bitter cocoa and licorice. Dry bitterness.
Beerdedone (3222) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours red\brown with a decent sized tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, and alcohol, good body, decent brew.
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - JUL 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
fruity/slightly smokey aroma pours near pitch black/very dark brown.
excellent fruity yeast ester flavor blends very well with the light smoke flavors, caramel, bitter chocolate, toffee. Overall a very excellent mix on the palate.
I got this in Idaho in a bottle so the only available in San Fran stuff is not true.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great deep brown color with a tan head. Caramel, sugar and wheat grain dominate the aroma. Caramel, toffee, bitter chocolate, some barley are all evident in the taste. Nice ending.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black color with a medium creamy light brown head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel. Flavor of sweet molassas with chocolate in the end.
argo0 (13208) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) Big tan head atop black body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, coffee, light juniper. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, plum, some cola, light cookie, faint lemon. Light-medium body.
IrishBoy (4102) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a gift from Odeed, thanks Jacob; Nose at first showed apples, then changed to caramel malt and raisins; color dark but transparent brown with a medium tan head; flavor malty with chocolate, caramel, and molasses.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to JohnC. Poured a rich, deep, clear mahogany with ruby highlights... medium cap of toffee headage. Nose grew on me as this warmed... with burnt caramel, lightly-smoked darker fruits, rum-soaked raisins, and cocoa.. along with woodsy hops. This was even better in the flavor department... with a chocolate and rummy-raisin sweet malt base accented by damp freshly-cut wood, molasses, and caramel. The finish was sweet and a tad smoky. Medium-bodied, sweet, and smooth... but a tad grainy on the back-end. This was an excellent beer and a pleasant surprise!
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep caramel minimal tan head. The aroma is carmel and herbs. The flavor is pretty damn nice, caramel, molasses, dark ripe fruits. medium-full palate. Quite good.