jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle-(Indian River Brewing Company-Florida Beer)-pours a creamy, light tan head that reduces. Color is brown/dark red. Aroma is malty, mocha, alcohol. Taste is malty, mocha. Nicely done, not my taste.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. pours brown with small off white head. nose of baker’s chocolate and maple’s syrup. flavor has some chocolate and sour dark fruit, very thin bodied with a short palate. man florida sucks at making beer...just kidding.
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - NOV 2, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours black with tan lacing. aroma is lightly burnt malts, coffee, vanilla, caramel. drinks the same with a slight crisp/dry hop finish. not bad, but not something i’d seek out.
unclemattie (3915) - Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Bought this in a Publix in Port St. John, FL. Clear reddish-brown color. Aroma of dark malt extract. Nice toasted cereal scent. Flavor has distant chocolate and burnt grains. its just too watery.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: July 19, 2009
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel and chocolate aroma, vanilla sweetness, touch of espresso
Flavor: dark chocolate flavor, dry roasted malt, drying bitterness, just a hint of background caramel sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
douglas88 (5173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to ibrew2or3, thanks Dave. Pours a deep chestnut color with a large light brown head. The aroma is very nice; rich toasted almonds, toasted malts, chocolates, roasted coffee as well. The flavor is very good; rich lightly roasted malts, chocolates, almonds, cherries,lots of vanilla and caramel. Very enjoyable. A style I love.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours a generally clear dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma is sweet, malty, a little boozy with notes of vanilla and chocolate. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, roast, some caramel and honey notes as well. Generally medium body with a slightly roasty malt finish.
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a black color with a thin tan head from a 12-oz bottle. Some milk chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted malt and coffee on the taste with some bitterness in the finish. A nice drinkable beer.
Ibrew2or3 (6210) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep dark brown with thin tan head. The aroma is roasty to mildly burnt with a light pulse of molasses and earthiness. The taste is modestly roasty to burnt – like and moves into sweetness from malts and a touch of molasses. It finishes with tepidly growing roasty to burnt malts. Pretty nice stuff for Florida. To quote one person from the tasting, “this doesn’t suck.”
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy Ibrew2or3. Clear brownish red pour, minimum head and lacing. Some roast in the nose, mostly flowery hops, some smooth cocoa. Grainy flavors, some roast, chocolate and caramel and some wheat, too. Very drinkable, nice soft creamy body.
Sammy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sadly, the best of the bottles I sampled at the brewery, and found and opened as a favour. A little lace, neutral aroma oddly, watery and above average carbonation. There was some roasting, chocolate malt and coffee.