21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2003 WOw. Dogfish in Dan Siego, I never could have guessed or imagined, great though, Very hoppy, but mostly towards the end. Great mixture of the carmel and Choco. great beer, great beer.
Ni209 (67) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
a fine brew as expected from DoggyFishy. I am yet again pleased. Prefer Raison or Immort, but its hard to beat a stout. Pours easy and sips well. a good smoking drink. a nice sweet stout taste with a bit of hops in the background an ingenious design yet again
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - FEB 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep ruby brown color with a big mocha head. Sweet caramel and light coffee nose. Complex flavors: a little chocolate, a hint of coffee and a touch of burnt sugar. A nice bitter sweet aftertaste. An awesome brew, but kinda pricey.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great deep brown color with red accents topped with a medium thick to thick creamy lasting head with lots of lace. Slightly sweet malty aroma with a slight coffee aroma and hoppy accents. Strong malty flavor with coffee accents and a touch of alcohol. Good coffee flavored finish. Slightly warming, full bodied with a slight dryness.
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hmmmmm. Poured a clear ruby brown with a tannish white head. Left some nice lacing and had good head retention. Chocolate and malty aroma. Too many oddly paired flavors for me - sweetness, chocolate, malt, bubble gum, hops, and nuttiness. Bitter and chocolate aftertaste. Slightly chalky mouthfeel.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 21, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown colour with a tan head. Mellow chocolate aroma. Healthy hop bitterness with nice nutty toasty malt notes. Great balance, complexity, and mouthfeel.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 20, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark reddish color with a small but long-lasting head. Aroma is hoppy and slightly sweet. Flavor is unusually hoppy for a brown ale (at least in my humble opinion), but good, with a decent amount of malt and brown sugar in the flavor as well. Overall a very good brown ale. Would definitely have it again.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma first gave off a bubblegum (Belgian yeast maybe) tone, and then a hops bitterness one. The flavor was slightly acidic, and malty sweet...different. Some kind of spice is present...similar to cinnamon!? Dark brown color with a very small, tight head.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2004 wow... my second beer from this brewery and I think I like their style. This brew, like the other I tried, is something out the ordinary, but is reminiscent of a few styles as the description states. Tasty goodness
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is dark brown (almost black) with flecks of ruby and has perfect clarity. The head is thin, cappuccino-colored and quickly dissipating. The nose is somewhat aggressive with strong hints of citrusy hops and coffee with a slight nuance of burnt grains. The medium-bodied palate also carries the strong nuance of coffee, subtle hop astringency and wonderful sweet malt, finishing well with a lovely bitter/sweet balance.