ABUSEDGOAT (2469) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid example for the style I guess. Clear brown body with a moderate head. Aroma is caramel and nuts with a hop presence. Flavor is the same, hints of chocolate and roast, some bitterness.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Dark mahogany with a reddish hue and a creamy, off-white head. Weak, burned aroma. Lots of roasted malt and a malty sweetness. 160106
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep red with a large off-white head with a mixture of small and large bubbles. Nutty and chocolatey aroma, with a fairly strong coffee character. Dry, roasty flavor. Chocolatey finish. Gets smokey as it sits. A very thin mouthfeel makes this quite drinkable, but also somewhat boring.
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown; thick, creamy, slightly off-white head. Aroma is chocolate and tobacco and a little coffee with a hint of vanilla and caramel; very nice. Flavor is more malty than anything else, along with a hint of chocolate and just barely vanilla; the 5.5% abv is surprisingly apparent as it is accompanied by a warmth as it travels down the throat and into the stomach. Full-bodied with medium stickiness. A very surprising offering from Avery; one of the very few beers that I wouldn’t mind buying to drink on a regular basis.
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours reddish brown with a creamy tan head. Nose is nutty, malt and very light chocolate character. Flavor is a caramel, cocoa blend with good balanced mouthfeel. Somewhat dry in the finish.
malachi (62) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty, roasted flavor that starts strong, but fades fast. Slight chocolate finish that coats the throat, but diminishes into a watery saliva lacing on the back of the tongue. Like the aftertaste of a hershey kiss.
hezron (613) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel, molasses, brown sugar, a bit of "raw" yeasty feal to it with hints of alcohol. Ruby brown with an inch tall off-white head. Roasted, almost burnt caramel with a hint of coffee and an abrupt, nutty finish. After half the glass, I start picking up a roasty, smoky flavor that makes it a bit more interesting. Watery palate, nice session ale.
Brigadier (3470) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a coppery red with a medium sized head that is slightly off white. The taste is brief before fading. All I could catch was burnt coffee.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear red/brown, with a good sized, nicely lacing off-white head.
Thin nose with just a touch of grassy hops.
Rather bitter, thin flavor. A bit musty.
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramely-butterscotchy aroma. Pretty reddish color, lasting head. Sweet vanilla flavor, finishes dry like espresso, but not as bitter. Creamy, good mouthfeel.