aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice ruby tone, week in the scent; lacing week with carbonation problems; not much nuttiness to it, more caramel like.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark red body with small brown head. Aroma is nutty, roasty, caramel. Taste is nutty, caramel, roasty and moderately sweet. Medium/full body, slightly sticky.
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer rocks!
Beautiful beer! Crystal clear ruby ale. Very dark. Lightly-tanned fizzy head. Decent lacing.
The nose is of roasted malt, milk chocolate, Blue Mountain coffee and light smoke. Roasted nuts in the aroma as well.
The bittersweet cocoa flavor is followed by espresso and roasted cashews. Perfectly balanced!
Full-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, bittersweet finish. Excellent, world-class brew!
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2009 Bottle 650 ml
Appearance: dark brown –black with large frothy , foamy dark tanned top.
Nose: soy sauce , smoky , molasses , hint of green organic feel. Touch of black pepper.7+
Flavor/Palate : smooth and clean. Light hop feel with brown sugars , touch of alcohol , hint of smoke with coffee roast. Neat , quiet drinkable.
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had an Imperial Stout aroma with little head. Sweet and chocolatey finish. Is somewhat porteresque. Good.
thedm (4887) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew pours a medium head of light brown fine to medium sized bubbles that left a fair lacing. The body was an opaque brown color. It had a coffee malt aroma and a nutty mild coffee flavor.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a nice red hue. The aroma is nutty, slightly roasted with sweet caramel and molasses. Smooth and soft in the mouth, the subtle grains and sweet malt come through. Nice hopping in the finish. A tasty beer.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2005 Growler, October 2005: minimal tan head. Sweet and fruity aromatics with some bubble gum and clack berries. Watery edges on top of a darkly red-mahogany. Full body, that though missing any real semblance of carbonation, makes a statement in the mouth. Sweet charcoally flavours, unique and tasty in its own right. 7/4/7/4/14
On tap at the station, May 2003: Dark red brown: fruit hops (some citrus, apples and pears). . . with a great malt presence - great flavour, oak fruits malt (raisins) and some hops in the finish. A great session beer - some interesting roasted qualities that were unexpected and a pleasure. 7/4/7/5/15
Nightoneobob (37) - USA - FEB 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good Brown ale. Quite sweet but well balanced with hop finish. Definite oat and molasses flavor.
JMerritt (1745) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very pleasant cocoa aroma. Dark garnet in color, very small head even after agressive pour. Flavor is strong with chocolate malt, molasses, and caramel. Finish is moderately hopped, but not overly so. Cloyingly sweet at times, making it a beer I could drink only periodically.