Brew4Dug (139) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very innovative and complex example of the style. The start is immediately sugary-sweet, but the miiddle and finish balance out the overall aim at the palate.
tinydancer (52) - Gibsonville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks like a pepsi or coke. Thin tan head that goes away. Aroma is malty, burnt popcorn kernals and dying campfire (Interesting). Palate is medium bodied and seemingly slick. Flavor is more subtle than one might expect having just observed its aroma. Smokey/malty is the predominant attribute, but not necessarily overpowering.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour reveals a clear brown color with a medium tan head. Interesting aroma of malt, molasses and raisin. Very good flavor of rich malt, molasses, raisin, thereís also mild hops and coacoa, it finishes mildly bitter and roasty. The body is mediuml and the mouthfeel is great, very creamy with a touch of dryness, the carbonation is moderate. I didnít know what to expect from this beer but Iím impressed, the malt in this beer is great.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The coffee comes through loud and clear once it has some time to breathe. realy roasty flavor. Beautiful deep brown. nice finish. Lots of chocolate raisins and coffee on the nose.
kfarrnd (113) - Oldsmar, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured out a cola brown color with a medium dark tan head. Aroma was heavy malt with some coffee and chocolate overtones. The flavor was quite delicious with itís nice balance of strong malt on the outset and crisp hops on the finish. In between you get some nice brown sugar, chocolate and coffee flavors to dance on the tongue. Pretty full bodied and outstandingly complex. The best Iíve had thus far from Dogfish Head.
MmmmCheese (29) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty malty without any head. The taste grew on me but not one of my favorites
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small Tan Head. Strong Malty Coffee aroma. Rich deep chestnut color. Interesting complex palate: first you are hit with malt toffee, chocolate, coffee, fig then the hops hit you with the other half of the taste. Excellent twist on a brown ale!
DCJack (185) - Alabama, USA - NOV 26, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
on tap at RFD in DC
weak, disappointing amalgam of strange flavors, like Thai keffir lime leaves.
Barely drinkable. Would never reorder.
LoveCraftBrews (1) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2005 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Compared to the other Dogfish Head offerings I was a little disappointed. The appearance is quite nice with a beautiful amber color with a firm off white head that leaves a nice lace trail as the beer is finished. The aroma is a little weak, rather difficult to make out the specifics. Taste is quite smooth, Flavor of Molasses and light coffee flavor? Overall a pleasant beer.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Most like a Scotch to me. Taste was moderately hopped with some chocolate coming through, decent but not exceptional.