muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 29, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. THIS is the beer that IMHO should be getting the raves that the Dark is. The maltiest, sweetest nose that I’ve ever experienced, milk-chocolate and caramel and a faint floweriness. Dark and rich and thick, with a medium-to-slightly heavy body, strong coffee flavor, excellent finish. Best of Bob’s beers if you ask me.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2003 VERY dark, thick & rich with deep walnut brown hues. Never had a more malty nose in my life. Sweet caramely, chocolatey and rich. Heavy duty! hints of vanilla in there too. Big time malt taste, mildly sweet, some good roasted barley presence as well. Nice dark chocolate finish goes so well with the faint hoppiness it"s just a beautiful thing.