Ratman197 (8822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml green corked and caged bottle poured a clear reddish copper with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, molasses, dark fruit and a hint of chocolate. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with light carbonation. Flavors of carmel, brown sugar, fig and a hint of chocolate with a smooth lingering carmel finish.
jake65 (2508) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a deep, clear mahoghany with a smaller head. Aroma is toffee, a little malty and sweet. Flavor is more subdued than I hoped for with light amounts of caramel, toffee, and hints of citrus hops. Still an easy sipper. Thanks BuckDich for sharing.
IndianaRed (2148) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 22, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours a clear medium redish amber. Small sandy head and spotty lacing. Sweet woody aroma. Light caramel malty flavors. Quite seeet brown sugary. Light late bitterness. Soft smooth palate, and light carbonation. A bit dissapointomg.
truebluehes (154) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red/Copper pour with a small beige head. Aroma is very sweet and malty with a bit of caramel. Smooth malt flavor that’s quite sweet. Fairly decent balance, but tastes a bit watery.
jb (2013) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet aroma, smells of wart, raisins, brown sugar, alcohol. Look is dark amber with a thin head with very nice lacing. Very clear. Palate is sticky, sweet candy, bourbon, finish is malt and hops, balance is very nice to this, and liked it.
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle… Clear, deep, dark orange lager with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Decent retention. Cocoa and caramel aroma with a tangy, fruity undertone. Full-bodied with a 2% milk mouthfeel and gentle carbonation. Medium, metallic bitterness; light caramel sweetness and ultra-mild, lactic acidity. Lengthy, medium-bitter, slightly metallic finish. A shout goes out to pepsican for shipping this brew to me!
Drink4Satan (666) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful crimson red colour with a sudsy off-white head that leaves some spots of lacing. The aroma is muted, but clearly hints at a harsh crytal malt flavour. Notes of berries, illusions of nutmeg, paper, and cherries. The flavour brings about a harsh winter crystal malt profile with carboard, oak, cranberry, caramel, vanilla, cherries and hop bitterness in the finish. The flavours blend well and hide the alcohol well. I don’t love this beer, as it is harsher than it is smooth, but I still feel its its under rated. The mouthfeel is thinner than it needs to be and slightly oily, with a long, slightly cloying finish.
Tmoney99 (9949) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Belmont Party. Poured dark reddish brown color with a creamy light brown head that was mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate sweet malty and small alcohol aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Moderate sweet malty toasted flavor with an average smooth bitter finish of moderate duration. My expectations where not met with a sweet soft beer.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(750ml bottle) Pours an amber-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of light toastiness and caramel. Flavor of mild hops, nuts, and caramel malt. Lacked complexity and quite uninteresting.
chef201atc (261) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear caramel colored pour with a slight head. Sweet nose. Palate is too thin. Not much going on in the flavor. A bit of a disappointment.