Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at the Draft Magazine PBS Beer Festival. Pours deep dark brown with a one finger tan head. The nose is toasted nuts and caramel. The taste is roasted nuts, caramel malt and light chocolate. Medium bodied. An ok beer.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a nice brownish gloom with a dissipating head.Nose was sweet and the flavor was roasty but had some unique fruitiness to it.
hopscotch (10076) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Pre-C&P’sLYFO Throwdown… Dark, hazy, ruby ale with a small, creamy, khaki head that is gone in a flash. Vinous, fruity aroma presents medium sherry, milk chocolate, blackberries, caramel and black cherries. Medium-bodied and a little oily with soft carbonation. Sweet caramel and chocolate with a hint of tawny port. Lengthy sweet finish. Kudos to DragonStout for sharing this bottle with the crew at redlight redlight!
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks, DragonStout and BeerVirgin! Pours a thick brown color. Aroma of sweet raisins, vanilla and other dark fruits. Flavor is very sweet, a little cloying, raisins with no roast at all. It could use a little roast to balance things.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy DragonStout. Pours a clear, dark chestnut brown with a small, foamy, dark khaki colored head. Minimal, spotty lacing marks the glass. The nose is overpoweringly sweet, notes of brown sugar, caramel, and week old banana dominating. Hints of cocoa show in the background. Flavors too are excessively saccharine, showing almost like a Belgian strong ale at times, with a big, sweet raisin component to go along with the caramelized brown sugar and overly ripe banana. Medium-full, syrupy, and sticky on the palate. This one is sugar overload for me.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by dragonstout. Aroma on this thing was WAY strong. Very sweet and fruity. Plums and raisins. Flavor up front was sweet, sugary, and malty, then finished a bit drier. I didnt like it at first, to be honest, as the flavors seemed to be all over the place, but as it warmed, I liked it better. Hints of vanilla and caramel also.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is opaque brownish black with a thin big bubbled off white head...smell is like some sort of candy that I cannot remember but it will drive me nuts...sort of a cookie thing...taste is sweet and toasty at first with a nice toasty flavor carrying all the way to the finish...why does this remind me of Easter? Somehow it does...a little thin...
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle pours brown with a thick beige head. Aromas of chocolate, toasted malts, and brown sugar. Flavor is toffee, brown sugar, sweet malts, and bitter chocolate. Very smooth mouthfeel.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Unique aroma of lightly smoked chocolate chip cookie dough. Some mild butterscotch and brown sugar notes as well. Dusty cocoa powder as well. Pours a thick brown with a nice sized khaki head leaving excellent lacing. Initial flavor has a good amount of oatmeal creaminess and brown sugar sweetness. Hints of milk chocolate and cocoa dusted malted milk ball. Heavy on the malt with just a touch of bittering hops. Spot on body for the style. Creamy on the tongue. Hell... this one’s not nearly as bad as the ratings suggest.
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - DEC 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a two finger thick light cocoa brown head that fades quickly. Burnt malt aroma with sweet chocolate. Very smooth body. Very little bitterness. A hint of caramel in flavor.