Gmku (297) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 7, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
How much beer could I drink if I could drink beer all the time? Well, if it were this beer, I’d sure try to drink beer all the time. If I could. This is lovely. Sweet and malty without being cloying so. Sweet aroma.
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a big tasty beer. It pours a nice dark brown with a long lasting cream colored head and some pretty amazing lacing. The beer has a slightly sweet taste and a nice bitter finish.
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle) Sweet malty aroma. Dark caramel color with light brown head. The flavor matches the aroma, sweet and malty. This is a rich heavy beer, it leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste, and is slightly sticky. A very enjoyable beer.
drunkmonk (13) - hillborough, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice deep dark copper color. nice even head. aroma of malt,syrup. roasted malty flavors. very smooth nice going down. finishes with some smoke and metallic flavors. very nice.
beerseer (51) - Lewiston, Maine, USA - MAR 31, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle). Pours reddish-brown, amber with a thick brown head. Aroma is nutty and earthy. Full, thick, and smooth on the palate, with a sweet fruity taste and a slightly bitter aftertaste. A complex brew overall.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice thick dark black/brown pour, with a larger brown head. Aromas of almost to many things to name but I will try, maple syrup sweetness, earthiness, nuttiness, light touches of vanilla, cherry, and red grapes without the sourness. Smooth flavos of malt and hops balance nicely,with the cherries, some smokiness, and the syrup present in the lasting aftertaste. A beer that got better with each sip as the glass warmed up a bit.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cellar Temp. Big malty-sweet aroma. I swear there is a hint of sauerkraut. Beer becomes a thick foam and most flavors come in the finish with molasses, fugde, aromatic malts and some alchohol. Very well balanced. Sort of reminds me of a fudgesicle.
sirchris (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark with a fairly large brownish head. There is a light molassas/syrup aroma. The taste start sweet ends kind of bitter, but even the bitterness has a slight molassas under tone.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a thick fluffy beige head. Nose: dark fruits, with figs and dates dominating, coffee, molasses and spices. Tastes like a rich dark rum-soaked mincemeat fruitcake.
JerseySlim (1) - Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2005 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thick, almost syrupy palate. Pours a nice dark brown color with a tan head. The lacing is quite good. Flavor is outstanding; very smooth, with the smallest bit of sharpness.