yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I really wanted to like this one. With every sip I expected it to get better but I couldn’t get past the dirty spices or just dirt. Like rotten wood with a hint of pine and cloves. Aroma better than taste and mouthfeel is odd. Wierd flavor lingers way too long.
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber: This pours a light, clear orange tinted brown body with a decent beige head that, alas, disappears too quickly, leaving some bits of spotted lace in its wake. It’s got an aroma of toffee, hard nuts, and a mild earthy bitterness. You can distinguish the hazelnuts in the flavor, but the malts and hops take on a bit of a dirty, dusty feel. Odd choice for a Winter special.
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TomDecapolis (4427) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brownish amber with a medium light tan head. Aroma of nuts, toasted malt and some sweet malts. Flavor was a malty mix of nuts and toasted malts.
vyvvy (3876) - 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 (2323) - 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 (5253) - 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 (3588) - 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 (1353) - 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 (9400) - 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.