vyvvy (3422) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper / brown with a medium density tan head. The aroma is nutty with cane sugar, toasty malt, a hint of licorice and is a bit medicinal. Medium body that glides its way down and has semi-soft carbonation. The flavor has hazelnut, coffee and a bitterness that seems to come from roasted malt, not hops. The finish has more coffee tones and dry nuttiness. An okay beer.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copperish brown with a tan head. Aroma is malty with hints of biscuit, toast, caramel, and a bit or roastedness. Flavor has a slight spiceness with some earthiness and malt flavor. There is a slight touch of hops and a moderate finish.
ABUSEDGOAT (2170) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Darker amber, moderate head, some lacing and retention. Aroma is much more like an ESA than a brown. Caramel, wood, darker fruits, light hops. Medium bodied, fairly sweet. Overall bland.
egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a dark brown amber color with a small, off white head that left a fair amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, wet cardboard, faint nuts, and maybe a bit of DMS? Taste was better, with nuts, more caramel, light spices, and a touch of roast, with some cocoa in the finish.
nearbeer (3289) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml. Darkish brown-copper and clear with a small, lasting head. Musty, malted grain and slight cocoa aroma. Flavor is toasted nut, earthy grains, spiced wood, slight yeast, and some sour-tart notes. Smooth, medium body has some nice tingle, and a dry finish. Nice fall-winter brown.
waolsen (1328) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. dark copper/brown pour with thin head. clarity. funky roasted malt aroma, nutty, caramel and toffee, mild spice aroma. medium body. spice up front and solid throughout aftertaste. roasted nuts. tastes of a heavy amber with winter spicing.
BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22-oz bottle purchased at Coaltrain in Colorado Springs, CO. Pours clear brown with a small, rocky, light brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (nutty, chocolate, caramel), light hops (herbs), average yeast (leather, must) with notes of toffee and dates. Medium bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish, slightly dry. Long duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness; heavy roasted nuts and grain flavor, slightly charred.
Tmoney99 (9650) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample from beer distributor at Dilly Deli. Poured a clear dark ruby color with a moderate frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium toasted hazelnut malty aroma. Medium body with a dry ground shell texture. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the bottle at the 2007 Crescent Moon Holiday Beer Tasting. Pours reddish amber with a thin off white head. Has an atypical aroma of milled soybeans. Roasted with some coffees. Not very great due to the burned taste.
eaglefan538 (2803) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Half Moon, Kennett. The pour was brown, some orangey hues, ok initial head, but it subsided and only gave moderate lacing. The aroma was light chocolate, some roast, piney hop aromas. The flavor was chocolate, caramel, toffee, light toasty notes, some woodsiness. The mouthfeel was moderate for the style, a little syrupy twist, but not really "full" feeling. An ok brew, but one I wouldn’t care if I had never had it.