tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled. Nice deep burgandy-brown crystal-clear pour. Nice roasty-toasty aroma that’s not overdone(like lots of micro’s browns). Flavor leads with understated chocolate malt, hint of brown sugar and finishes sweetly with nice toasty malt. Nice residual sweetness leaves the impression of a rich luxurious beer clear through the clean finish. Wonderful!
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.
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasted aroma, small head. Roasted malt flavor. The nut flavor is mostly in the finish
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.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from OhioDad Thanks!
Pours a murky brown with a nice head and clinging lace. Aroma is a sweet smoke aroma, with hints of roasted nut and bits of chocolate. Actually, the more I smell it the more prominent the smokiness is. Flavor is a sweet berry-like boquet, with some caramel and candy thrown in the mix as well. The flavor and the palate roll on the tongue in waves; high intensity, lower intensity, high intensity, and rounded out by a subsiding cascade of flavor. I am enjoying this beer. Dad: Send more, eh?!!
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
gee, i’m the first to taste this one, the pressure’s one, i’m suddenly all tongue-tied, i so desparately want to be ’right’. yeh, sure. just kidding. our hometown columbus brew pours mahogany brown, pantone 174, and yeah, there’s foam. what’s remarkable is the dark roasted malt aroma, this stuff is practically cajun, practically a rauchbier. a little maduro cigar and maple note, but upon robust guzzle one finds it’s quite dry. the nut flavor is of roasted chestnuts, the kind somewhat scorched like you buy on the streets of swiss towns. bitter finish. not for everybody, so more for me.
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.
Panzuriel (1358) - 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.
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.
Dogbrick (8658) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2004 Solid dark brown ale with a minimal off-white head and light lacing. Big roasty aroma with hints of chocolate and brown sugar. The flavor is nutty with more hops than expected. The finish is lightly bitter and lingering. Hard to go wrong with this one with a CBC meal.