bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of light roasted grain, raisins, and light cocoa. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, light coffee, and raisins.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear brown pour. Barely any head. Aroma is sugary, brown sugar, and raisins. Flavor is overly sweet, metallic, and pretty damn bad.
Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Poured cola brown with a short, but relatively dense khaki head. The aroma picked up very sweet maple and molasses upfront, with light roast to it.. almost a candied impression, but the malts weren’t all that enjoyable.. some vanilla on the back. The flavor found very sweet, candied molasses and ground coffee at the core, with plenty of vanilla around.. just a little black malty bitterness in there.. finished sweet with more vanilla and lightly-roasted coffee. Light-medium bodied with low roast on the palate.. somewhat grainy, but a smooth, almost oatmeal-ly feel through the mouth.. not a bad feel, but I wanted a stout.
Drake (6488) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from sampler purchased at a Wegman’s. Pours a clear dark brown color with a thin tan head that fades very quickly. Aroma of roasted malts with a bit of chocolate. The taste is sweet malts, caramel, raisins, some roastiness. Thin bodied. Decent.
blutt59 (5685) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, deep brown color with fast fading tan foam, aroma is prune and balsamic,
flavors of weak roast malt and cola
Cornfield (5276) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This pours a deep rown, nearly opaque body with a slender tan head that soon reduces to a film. The aroma is sweet dark malts with a touch of roastiness, perhaps a tad of milk chocolate. Kind of fizzy in the mouth. The flavor is reflective of the aroma with a bit of a cola taste added. As it says on the bottle, it’s "Dark and Drinkable," although probably one I won’t be repeating.
drowland (4988) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
10/2/10. 12oz bottle. Bah, this smells miserable. Mild chocolate aroma with oxidation, caramel, blah. Generic crappy flavor. Meh. They should just stick to Honey Brown and stop everything else.
thirdeye11 (4980) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle thanks to blutt59) espresso/ruby pour with few tan bubbles. Nose of sweet chocolate, raisin, chocolate chips and cocoa. Started out well, but it didn’t taste like it smells. Taste is highly metallic, cocoa, and raisins.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 18, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown color/ fleeting head. Acetone, chocolate, roasty aromas. medium bodied. Decent mild chocolate, dark roast, malty flavors, medium bitter finish.
thedm (4773) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a softly carbonated semi-opaque dark cola brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The aroma was dark malt. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The nice flavor contained notes of roasted malt and dark malt. A good session beer that I would consider buying again.