otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mucky browns under a bubbly tan head which fades with patches of khaki lace. Swirls with a ton of lace.
Spicy right off the nose. Dark pitted fruits and old wine. Smoke, tobacco, and char. Rum in the back. Black cake.
Spicy, meaty, leathery, nutty, and pitty – dry mouth-parching tannins galore. Bakers chocolate, raisins, and black bread soaked in rum. Cigar leaf underneath. Burnt honeycomb.
This was a truly intriguing beer for me and ultimately I ended up liking it quite a lot. Rich, complex, parching, and almost of another time, an older time of Gentleman’s Clubs, cigars, and martinis. Unfortunately for all my readers out there, this beer is retired and no longer in production.
ketchepillar (1057) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle. Pours a ruby brown. Like messy double I’d say. Has a moderately strong aged caramel character.
Mora2000 (5539) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at thirdeye11’s birthday party. Brown with a white head. The aroma has a lot of caramel and toffee malt. The flavor is very similar. I get a lot of nuttyness, as well as some brown sugar, toffee and caramel. Fairly sweet. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Chad’s birthday. Reddish pour with an off-white head. Aroma is nutty, light vanilla, and toasty. Taste is light bread, lots of dark fruit, vanilla, and more nuts.
thirdeye11 (5488) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml) cloudy deep amber, lasting creamy tan head. Nose of raisin, saccharin, dark fruit, cream. Taste of saccharin, raisin, graham cracker, not bad.
drpimento (2171) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampling courtesy of friend Paul B. Poured at a good temperature with a nice, foamy, tan head that soon settles and no lace. Aroma is fairly mild with only slight whiffs of dark, ripe fruit, malt and some metallic notes (iron?). Flavor’s much like nose, with some bitterness and carbonic tang balancing a slight sweetness. Body and carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, slightly long and very drinkable. I’d have another if I could.
brokensail (10635) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brown color with an off-white head. Nose has sweet toasted malt base with light spice, dark fruits, toffee, and mild booze. There’s some hints of metal in there and a fair amount of bread. The flavor is better than the nose. Nice toffee, bread, and toasted malt sweetness. Some banana, dark fruit, and spice notes from the yeast, too. A hint of alcohol on the finish. Nicely sweet overall.
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2012 Figs and dark fruits, caramelized notes, Moderate body kinda sweet, some light fruity and bubble gum notes. smells better than the final result.
arminjewell (6069) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured out of 750 mL bottle, thanks Aaron! Dark reddish brown pour with thin off white head, aroma has notes of mineral, some toffee, caramel, hints of biscuit, bread some slight anise, dark fruit notes. Taste is a nice mix of dark fruits, mineral, some slight caramel, touch of cocoa with a touch of anise. Pretty nice, but nothing amazing.
TwoSipDip (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Funkwerks. JetsonFest II. Fairly clear, dark brown appearance with a light brown head. Candy sugar, dark fruity (plum, fig), molasses, caramel aroma. Thick candy sugar, dark caramel, molasses flavor with amount of fruity esters (plum, citrus, etc).