hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark reddish / brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of nuts, chocolate, and light roast. Tastes of lighter nuts, chocolate, toasted malts and caramel. Not bad for a Brown Ale.
Kevin (2023) - Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. pour is black with a thick lasting mulatto head.
aroma is peanuts, toffee, light coffee and bread crusts.
flavors are rich mutty malt with caramel,, a good little dose of hop flavor on the southside that is striking me as floral. lingering caramel and weak coffee and cream. the alcohol is not in your face, but noticeable a few sips in as it builds up. bread crust flavor is here too, a touch of butter too. not a bad one, iím not upset about buying this one at all.
TomDecapolis (4384) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a darker brown with some red when held to the light and a small bubbly off white head. Aroma was nutty, chocolate, toasty and caramel. Flavor was also nutty, chocolate, caramel, nutty and a bit thin.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on 9/9/06. Pours a dark brown with a nicely maintained tan head.. Sweet malty aroma. Medium body with light carbonation. Flavor is primarily malty sweetness with a hint of hop bitterness, but the finish is sweet.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Medium sized tan head that mostly diminished, minimal lacing, transparent, carbonation, and a reddish brown hue. Sweet, malty, chocolate, toasty, and nutty nose. Flavor was caramel and nutty. ABV was not very noticeable. Needs more flavor. Mildly tingly mouthfeel.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2006
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pity, this seems to drawing a mixed review and I am sitting on the letdown side of the fence here. The alcohol just seemed overpowering for only 7.5 and the taste was hidden by it. There is some light roasted flvors along with a bit of caramel/hazelnut but this one will never match the IPA in this series.
Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 31, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber Bottle. Pours a dark coffee color, very little head on a good pour. The aroma is very faint, with just a hint of chocolate and very little else. Iíll start by simply saying the flavor and mouthfeel combination is superb, probably my favorite brew from Breckenridge. At the beginning, itís nutty, chocolate, earthy taste is quite strong. It slowly and quite smoothly fades into a malty and quiet finish. The carbonation isnít too active, and the mouthfeel in incredibly silky.
Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Easy to drink...it just slides down with a sweet silkiness, mildly frothy and without harsh edges. Yet that smoothness comes with a downside, in that it has very mild flavors up front (caramel and some molasses is about it) and a quick finish. The alcohol is not apparent as alcohol in a "hot" way, but the lack of dimensionality makes it come out a bit. Very attractive (very very dark for a brown, good dense head like a good Belgian), good feel in the mouth, and very drinkable--not a bad way to spend the evening with a 7.5% beer--but there isnít enough flavor depth to make this a real winner.
jtw (1074) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle - big and brown and spicy, with tons of nutty caramel flavors. at what point does a brown ale become a Strong ale? this is about the limit, and itís very drinkable despite its weight. alcohol non-existent in the flavor and very pleasant overall.
thedm (4866) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized light chocolate colored bubbles that was mostly lasting and left behind a semi-opaque dark red brown colored body and a fair lacing. The aroma was malty and brown malt. The mouth feel was smooth at the start and mediumly tingly at the finish. The yummy flavor contained notes of hops caramel brown malt and chocolate. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.