kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
dark ale with a red glow, almost nonexistant head, sweet malt aroma, full flavor with a slight bitter aftertaste
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Orion1800 (51) - Piedmont, California, USA - AUG 20, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This has got to be one of the best non-english bitters Iíve ever had. The bitterness was at a perfect location - not up front at the nose but yet not lingering in the throat. Even the person I was with who doesnít like bitter beer surprisingly liked this one
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 22, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(on tap @ brewpub)light ornage body,white head,not enough hops,i wish i could find more to say.
alexsdad06 (5234) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes on a bottle that was a couple of years old. Pours murky brown with hints of amber and a medium off white head. Aroma had dark chocolate. caramel, and earthy notes. The flavor had caramel malt and some cirtrus, but the surprise was how well the hop bitterness held up. The finish was all bitter. I had almost completely forgotten about this one.
Ratman197 (9436) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Buffalo Bills poured a lightly hazy amber with a large lasting eggshell white head. Aromas of earthiness, pine, carmel and a hint of grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied, smooth and slightly dry. Flavors of carmel, pine, earthiness, orange and a hint of grapefruit with a smooth lingering bitter finish. This is far from being the "bitterest" beer in America!
jbelkin (5) - USA - MAR 28, 2007 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iíve had it on tap at the brewery and itís everything everyone described - fresh - so itís not for everyone but itís a swirl of flavors.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have no idea how old this bottle is. Tried this in celebration of a friends divorce. Pours dark brown and murky with the slightest ruby edges. Dusty malty mouthfeel. Syrupy sweet palate, with some maple brown sugar and caramel toasted notes. Rich hops and ruthless bitterness as the label implies in the finish. Held up well.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I found this one at Root Cellar in Cincinnati. It must be several years old (I am assuming 8 since I last saw it in Ohio). Jet black with just the slightest hint of red at the edges with a thin, fat-bubbled, brown head. Aroma is alot of dry, bakers chocolate, caramel, and licorice with some toasted, malted milk. This is still holding up even after all of these years. The label is slightly faded but the juice is still good. The hops are still there though and this has a great smack of bitterness on the tongue.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to hopdog...
Appears a dark murkey brown with a scattered tan lace. Looks like a porter to me.
Smell is of roasted nuts, muddled hops, maple, cocoa, bitter sweetness, and prunes.
Taste is sweet, perhaps too sweet, with some dying hops, along with a tad bit of sour maple.
Mouthfeel is sugary sweet with syrupy maple and some fizzy funk.
Drinkability...a bit past itís prime but an experience.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
IPA... right. Pours deep, dark brown with thin tan head. earthy, worm, sween anus aroma. Caramel, cocoa, sweet maple sugar, coffee bean flavor. Smooth palate.