SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Pours a very dark brown with a sticky creamy tan head. Aromas of molasses and citrusy hops and burnt grain. Flavor is at first quite sweet and molassesy, toasty and bitter citrusy hoppy. An odd combo. I liked the first 2 sips but then i began to hate it. It has a very fresh burnt grain flavor, lots of astringency. Tastes like spent roasted grains in your mouth. Leaves a bad aftertaste with the grapefuity hops and the astringent bitterness.
swoopjones (4940) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brownish ruby pour. Fuller bodied. Chocolate, raisins, dark fruits, molasses, malted milk balls. 6-7 years old and holding up. Pretty complex. Pretty intense, nice, boozy
Damico (2213) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Six years old, pours darker chestnut roasted brown with a creamy beige head. the aroma brings aged yeast and some dough notes. Flavor brings big strong malts with some alcohol notes as well m for a little bite on the tongue to end the flavor.
ThirstyBird (785) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 2010 notes. Pours deep reddish/brown with a light brown head that goes to a nice ring. Smell is rich cocoa, deep dark malt, orange. Taste is Cocoa, light citrus, ash, dark fruit. I get cherry on the aftertaste then finishing dry. Medium body, fairly active carbonation...pretty creamy.
Beerenberger (1116) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Ted from Avery for sharing at WhipIn. Aroma is dark fruit and cherries. Pours an opaque blackish brown with a none lasting off whitehead. The taste has a smooth sweet fruit quality. Raisins, cherries and dark fruit. Medium- full body with soft carbonation. Overall, this was a pleasure to drink. Would be a great after dinner sipper.
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Dogbrick (6863) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Falling Rock Beer Tasting with Dr. Bill on 10/13/2012. The beer pours a dark reddish-brown color with a medium light beige head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma is dark fruits and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of raisins, roasted malt and chocolate. The finish is sweet with a molasses and malt aftertaste. Pretty good overall
daknole (8013) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish pour, off white head. Aroma of raisins, some odd liquer notes, caramel and light hops. Flavor is sweet, caramel, dried fruit, light hops on the finish.
rbrazell (1312) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber almost brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is sugary toasted malts and all the typical things I don't like haha. Not bad.
drowland (5719) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/7/12. Shared at my going away tasting by czuber! Fruity and minty aroma with bits of caramel malt. Sweet caramel and oxidation in the flavor. Very glad to have it.
bhensonb (9862) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from IrishBoy. Pours very dark brown with a creamy/bubbly tan head. Aroma is a bit of oxidation with a lot of treacle. Full bodied. Flavor has some oxidation, but there’s a lot of dark fruit, treacle and roast malt. It is finishing just off dry, and not too bitter. Still it’s tempting to say dry and bitter. The post-finish suggests cola. This ale has aged really well. Quite delicious.
Smurf2055 (1066) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not sure if it was my fault or what, but this thing gushed. Maybe just shaken up. Pours really dark red with four fingers tan head, bunch of sediment too. Smell is like a barleywine but lighter, coco, malt, red fruit, really complex, taste is a bit stale, but very complex, bitter, coco, espresso, molasses, some fruit flavor too, interesting beer for sure.