hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overpriced ($30), 1-liter flip top bottle. Bottle 347 / 527. Dark brown pour with a smaller sized off white head. Roast, earthy, some chocolate, and some coffee.
Damico (2693) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark root beer unclear with a big creamy beige head. Aroma is faint, bringing nutty malts. Flavors brings a bit of creamy roasted malts and some faint coffee notes.
deyholla (7012) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with other. Pours a clear dark brown with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of earthy dark grains with a bit of dark fruit and not much else. Flavor has dark red fruit and earthy grains that is quite thin.
zach8270 (3585) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle - 1 L fliptop) Jet black pour with a thin tan head. Slightly damp and earthy aroma with a bit of roasted malts but some odd ester notes. We all thought that it may have turned. Flavor seemed to confirm that. Smooth roasted malt flavor with the lightest twang through the middle of the flavor. Tasted alright but definitely had that feeling of about to get really spoiled.
Ibrew2or3 (7101) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big thanks to Nick for popping this rarity. The cool looking 1 liter swing top pours out mahogany with tall mocha colored head. The aroma is full up earthiness mixing with cheesy pasta, some red wine tartness and chocolate malt balls. The taste has chocolate malts, full up earthiness rimed with spicy hops mixing with a bit of charred to the point of being brittle malts, wet tobacco leaves like earthiness. It feels like a 4% ABV beer making it seem the 10% bottle claimed ABV suspect. Certainly an interesting beer though.