Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown without much head. The aroma is orange and coriander. Flavor I’d pretty much the same as in not much going on.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On Cask at the Brazen head, Brooklyn...This beer was dark brown, with a tan head and small bubbles. It is very, very smokey - almost like salami, bacon. It is kind of funky that way, since there are so many sweet malts, and is even sugary - brown sugar and molasses abound! There is a slight alcohol burn.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Any first impressions?
-Headless blackness fails to produce saliva or oesophagus spasms.
-The nose reeks of soy sauce and buried herbs, which would have probably worked better for a marinade.
-Roasted maltiness can be found within the overwhelming soy sauce character.
-Body is thin and flat; the cask might be the culprit here.
What if you dig deeper?
-Piney, anisey herb and spice sweetness clashes with the soy mess.
-Tastes like an ambitious beer which has gone horribly wrong; hard to finish the glass, this cannot be what was intended.
On cask at The Brazen Head, Brooklyn.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(Cask at Brazen Head) Black with no head. Lifeless body with soya sauce and spices, a bit sweet and syrupy, some red meat blood! Annoying soy sauce in the finish. Bad. Defiant is not strong enough of a word, this is Insolent.