dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours deep brown with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of light roast, coffee, orange marmalade, and candied grapefruit. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of toffee and chocolate.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks, Ethan! Dark and dusty pour with a thick creamy head. Dry roasted malts and some bitter notes in the nose. Thick, chewy mouthfeel emphasizes the gritty quality that some of the aromas and flavors suggest. Mild anise and coffee in a dark, dusty Belgian strong variation. Pretty nice.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to Nanoslug. Dark brown in color with a one-finger off-white head. Roasty with dark chocolate and and anise on the aroma, maybe a bit of dark fruit. The flavor is roasty and rather dry, with anise, dark chocolate, and some hoppiness nice. Pretty damn tasty, close to an imperial porter if you ask me. Medium-full bodied with well-hidden alcohol and an appropriate carbonation level. Solid stuff. Seems that Flossmoor may be making a comeback.
BuckeyeBoy (2338) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Thanks to Sam for this one. Pours out brown topped with a sand head. Aroma was of roast malts, light coffee notes, milk chocolate, piney hops, and some pit fruit. Taste was much as the aroma with the sweetness leading the way.
dcschiller (2155) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Sample courtesy of Sparky, I believe!). Pours dark brown with off-white head. Aroma has aroma of rock cand and orange tootsie pop. Taste is sweet with some roasty bitterness. Medium bodied with bitter finish. Decent.
daknole (8013) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour. Fruity and hoppy hit on the aroma, some light woody notes. Flavor is quite hoppy, nice and malty, really good. Thanks schiller!
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle poured into my Narke glass...A lightly carbonated dark brown beer, no lacing, not much to look at...A really light aroma of molasses and dark fruits, but boring, too much alcohol, and a vomit finish...The taste is equally sucky, alcohol, burning and vomit.
This is worth skipping.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a black body with an off white head. Malty molasses sweetness, light chocolate, caramel and toffee. Modest warming with a lightly roast y and bitter bite to the end. Still the etoh ending warmed the drying bitterness quite a bit. Good overall.
emacgee (3748) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with one finger creamy tan head. Nose is mildly roasty with some coffee. Flavor is a tad bitter and shows some coffee roast.
Beerman6686 (3560) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a medium to dark brown color with a smaller beige head. Aroma was light roast, lots of milk chocolate, and some dark fruit. Flavor was very smooth and chocolatey, not overly roasted at all. A nice ASA and a pleasant surprise.