bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear dark amber body with a moderate creamy beige head. Aroma of fresh baked biscuits, nuts, and light cocoa. Flavor of dustiness, mild hops, sweetness, and toasted malt. Thirst quenching.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Tasting, 50 More Beers on the Wall
clear dark amber, scant off white head, dry chocolate aroma with a nutty character, dry chocolate flavor, touch of nuttyness, follows aroma very well, lasting bitterness, just a hint of caramel sweetness in the end, easy drinking but not too exciting
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle-pours a dissipating tan head and copper color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel, roasty. Taste is buttery, secondary sweet medium malt-caramel, roasty/chocolate, some herbal/earthy hops, yeasty sour.
bhensonb (9814) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A light chocolate aroma. Not the usual rough brown ale. Light and smooth, but not lacking in flavor. Balance favors malt rather than hop. Chocolate flavor surfaces about a third through the glass. Followed by a light lemon grass characteristic. Lacing does not persist. It’s a smooth brown, and in a blindfold I’m not sure I could distinguish it from a thin chocolate porter. Nice foamy mouthfeel, leaving a bit of a puckery sensation.
Travlr (9809) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark golden color, scant white head. Aroma of caramel. Light malt flavor, nicely balanced with hops, slight bitter finish.
Ratman197 (8469) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of cocoa, carmel and toasted malt. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth and a touch watery. Flavors of cocoa, carmel and a hint of nuttiness with a smooth watery finish.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle labeled best before 6/27/07 (and I didn’t buy it that long ago!). Poured a deep amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted nuts and light chocolate. Tastes of the same if somewhat watery. Thin body.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a tan head and an amber brown body. Good lace. Aroma of hops, vanilla, maple, nuts and light spice. Taste is nutty with maple and molasses. Light bubbles dryish. Solid like all of Deschutes’s stuff, but some what forgettable.
3fourths (7514) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Esters full on the nose: dusty and earthy with fresh toasted bread crust and slightly moldy (but good). Fresh, bright, slightly sweet up front but turns sour and tart in the finish, not good. Moderately frothy texture over the middle but falls apart in the finish.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear dark mahogany with an airy, light tan head. Aroma of sweet, nutty earthy malt and a touch of hops. Body starts lightly sweet with some toasty, bready malts, a hint of chocolate and finishes slightly drier and bittersweet with some lingering earthiness. Pretty bland and uninteresting, but drinkable and decently balanced.