Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sweet caramelly/hoppy aroma, dark red with no head, medicinal hoppiness, very earthy and mossy with lingering sticky bitterness
3fourths (8030) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2013 Dark purple. Medium sweet plum and Chianti with cherry flavored malts up front turning more towards some bitter but fresh resinous, oily hops. Sweet but decently balanced. Only complaint would be that it doesnít stand out, and itís not decadent enough to stand on itís own as a mellow, soft old ale.
RHSpartan (6) - troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2009 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep hazy brown with a very thin cream head. Faint smell of chocolate and toffee. Slight esters. Chocolate and caramel malts dominate flavor with roasted notes. Alcoholic finish. Medium mouthfeel. Slight hop flavor. A decent, if unspectacular beer.
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
draft... nice looking beer, good dark mahogany color... the aroma is pretty plain but some nice taste, solid
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitcher at ABC tasting. Sweet malt aroma and flavor with a little hop bitterness at the end. Easy drink just lacks in categories.
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
reddish brown pour. aroma of caramel, raison and dark fruit. flavor is mostly raison and prune. finishes with toasted malts and alcohol burn
BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark red black brown opaque with an off white good head, Aroma is malt and fruit with a taste of caramel and coffee gotta be honest though getting a bit hammered from all the other beers Iíve been testing, Good but not as good as the others. Thin mouth feel.
strongpieman (1496) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. I did not enjoy this one as much as expected, primarily because the alcohol permeated through which overwhelmed. I was surprised because this is not that strong in %.
HonkeyBra (3372) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Of course this shit fucking gushed when I opened it. A chocolate, raisin aroma, kind of like a dubbel. Aroma is insanely sweet and then dirty. Kind of a nutty, brown sugar taste. Pretty weird. Im trying really hard to choke this down.
jhulett (12) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2009
1.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Suspecting that it might gush, I chilled the bottle down to 32 degrees before opening. No luck, I had to wait 30 min. for the foam to settle before I could even consider drinking it. Iím not sure why Arbor hasnít figured out this problem yet. They generally make good beers. Phat Abbot Triple is one of my favorites. Bad experience with this one. Big waste of money.