JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black, still. Coffee, anice in the nose. Thinner body, somewhat grapey with slight hints of coffee.Alcoholis and vinous at the finish. A bit off.
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a growler. Pours very dark black with a 1 finger brown head. Aroma of coffee and malt and some hops. Flavor has light maltyness with plenty of roastyness to go around. Some sweetness but not a ton and has some definite bitterness. After awhile bitterness starts to build up on the tongue, this is definitely well hopped. The bitter roast and hops begins to get cloying on the tongue and build up or this would get a much higher score from me.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown with small head. Nose of booze and grainy chocolate. Hot and sweet with a little hint of fruits. Maybe apples but less acidic. Nice beer to drink on a cold wet day in the Pacific Northwest.
Oakes (12446) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very dark brown. Aroma shows an overtoasted harsh graininess. Big wonky alcohol and fruitiness on this one...a little paint thinner and pear for fun. Sweetish overall and a slightly fudgey finish.