sfontain (811) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2004 Gorgeous dark ruby color when held to a light; otherwise, looks almost black. Pours a pretty thick head that fades to very thin with light lacing the whole way down the glass. Roasty and mildly choclatey aroma, light-medium body, hoppy but decently-balanced taste. Aftertaste is very bitter and hoppy, which some will love, although it is a bit much for me. Overall, a complex beer worth trying.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
What a roasty nutbrown! Dark brown body (duh) - almost looks black, keeps a small ringed head all the way down along with nice lacing. Some nutty sweetness, but the major player here is roast, with a generous hoppy finish. Palate is thick and malty - this would be really good with spicy hot wings. Thanks Dogbrick!
kathouse (1057) - Nevada, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby color with a wonderful, thick head. Mildly roast aroma with a hint of citrus. Very low carbonation, thin body is disappointing. Roasted malts, bread flavors are weak. Leaves a long irritating bitterness that I could have done without.
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma is nutty, and strongly of toffee. pours dark brown with a creamy looking beige head with good lacing. flavor is of roasted malts toffee and a nuttyness. this is a very enjoyable beer and if i'm ever in columbus i will definatly seek this one out. thanks to dogbrick for this one.
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown. Very good roasted chocolate malt flavor, with a little hop. I can taste the alcohol and has a bitter aftertasted. Good beer.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, dark red-brown body with a thin, tan head. Some lacing.
Big roasted malt flavor with some chocolate/coffee and alcohol.
Roasted malt flavor. Nice hop bite. Alcohol. Noble hops really come out in the long-lasting bitter aftertaste.
Medium-bodied with a crisp finish. Slightly oily mouthfeel.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
malty, nutty, roasted nose. deep brown body. flavors include malt and roasted walnuts with a bitter hop finish.
Panzuriel (1340) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good nice dark brown color. Good head. Full nutty malty aroma with a nice roasted hint. Full round mouthfeel and flavor of coffee. Nice finish.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer poured a very dark amber color and some carbonation was present. It formed a very good foamy light tan head that held pretty good and left some nice ringed lace as it slowly subsided. The aroma was of hops, malt and coffee. The flavor was of malt and burnt coffee. The finish was a touch lighter than others of this style.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUN 18, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a few bottles of this tonight. This brew pours a dark brown ruby. The large rocky
beige head is fully lasting with decent lacing. The cookie like nose is caramel, roasted
chocolate malt, earth, and slight resin and flowers. The bold porterish flavor is deep and
complex with good balance. Low acidity is complimented by a roasted bittersweetness
with a rich coffee and chocolate malt finish that is long and bitter. The outstanding palate
is full, creamy, soft and smooth, with a clean finish. If I tasted this blind, I would swear it
to be a porter. Very well done.