CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub on 4/27/06: Pours a dark brown mahogany with a thin-lacing off-white head. Big, earthy sweet, light soy sauce aroma has some slightly roasted malts and mild DMS. Body starts with sweet, slightly earthy maltiness, turning drier toward a crisp toasty bitter finish. Fairly authentic, but could use more balance.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of mibirder. Thanks! Pours an extremely dark brown color with a huge tan head. Good retention and fair lacing. Aroma of big roasted malts and slight tart fruits. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, tart fruits, bandaid.. Something a bit off. Medium bodied,
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brew pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is roasty and malty with notes of hops. Medium body with flavors of sweet roasted malt, hops and a touch of coffee. The finish is roasty with a lingering grainy malt aftertaste. Decent beer overall.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown, far more so than anticipated, but surprisingly quite clear. Dominating spalt like hops come out very leafy and earthy. It develops powerful rooty notes that feel somewhat sweet, but it is not fruity at all. Kinda roasty and coffeeish, stouty if I may say so which I assume is why it is so appreciated here. Biting aftertaste, medium bodied. Tons of bready dark malts for an alt. It is clean on top of that, a fairly interesting beer and I don’t mind it not sticking to the stylelines, but it didn’t do a whole lot for me.
HogTownHarry (5905) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2006 Draught. At Ashley’s in Ann Arbor. Poured almost opaque deep reddish-brown with a small creamy beige head. Dusty sweet roast malt aroma, slightly bitter nuttiness, hints of spice and wood, but just too faint even after warming. Dry nutty bitter taste, light chocolately malt, had a thin finish and no alcohol character at all, strange in an alt. A bit water, creamy dry mouthfeel, some carbonation, quick finish with no aftertaste - this was easy to drink but incredibly forgettable.
marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This black ale poured with a massive tan head and a malty aroma. This beer is extremely carbonated. There is a pleasant slightly sweet smoked malt flavor.
blankboy (5598) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Pours a very dark ruby-brown with a spare diminishing tan head. Very mild aroma of sweet malt, maybe some dark fruit...I don’t know it’s very hard to smell anything. Watery flavour of malt and grain -- man, that’s watery. Light bodied. Didn’t care for this at all, a useless beer.
badlizard (5519) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a fizzy white head. Sweet malty aroma and taste with some caramel notes throughout.
deyholla (5370) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Poured a dark brown with a thick light brown head. Aroma had notes of caramel, cereal and dark breads. Flavor was full of dark sweet notes, such as caramel and molasses.
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The body was very dark brown with some ruby highlights. The aroma was licorice with chocolate covered cherries. The taste was weak coffee. There was also some vanilla and some mlik chocolate. This was decent.