kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Tasting, Dark Lord Day, 2006
clear dark amber, thin beige head, big sweet carmel malt aroma, rich malt flavor, nice sweetness,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
hopscotch (9100) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Florida Craft Beer and Wing Fest 2012… Brilliant, deep, new penny-copper lager with a small, frothy, off-white head. Good retention. Caramel, molasses and medium-toasted malts compose the aroma and flavor. Full-bodied and velvety with lazy carbonation. Finishes lightly sweet, malty, and then Mojave-dry. This is quite nice.
shrubber85 (7554) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Chocolate and toffee malt aroma. Chestnut brown with moderate tan head. Sweet chocolate-toffee malt flavor. Hint of alcohol in the finish. Nice beer.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2004 bottle shared by BBB63 on 4/28/06: Pours a clear copper bronze with a thin wispy white head. Dry, grainy earthy malty aroma has some decent authenticity. Body has a mild toasty grainy sweetness turning drier toward the finish. Smooth but bland.
BBB63 (6016) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle # 644 of 2004 and shared with the group at the Friday night party, thanks Steve: Brandy hued with a lasting top and very good lace, small floaties. The aroma has notes of grape, cinnamon, spruce, clove, floral hops, roasted and toffee malts, and quite aromatic.
nice flowery tones on top of the bready and sweet malt overtone. Some apple and pear tones prior to the lightly spiced finish. The mouth feel is smooth and lively with a dry finish.
Pretty good stuff that held up with aging, surprising as I really enjoyed it. A beautiful bottle by the way.
Pailhead (4761) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Courtesy of BBB63 at the Hampton Inn Tasting (Friday). Aroma is a litle weak. LIghtly nutty, grass, caramel, and a touch of fruit. Pours a transparent brownish-orange with a small off-white head. Light caramel and light nuttiness with a floral and grassy bitter finish.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle # 644/2004: Clear amber color with a fluffy off-white head. Caramel malty aroma with light paper notes. Light fruity notes. Dry malty flavor. Thins out some on the finish.
patrick767 (3566) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2004 bottle sample from Hampton tasting - Pours amber with a thin head that hangs around awhile. The aroma is light and yeasty. The flavor is lightly malty with a good hops balance and the finish dry. The malts were a little too light though. It needed something more.
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle #644/2004. Thanks Mike! The beer pours to a thin transluscent brown body with a tight white head and visible carbonation. The aroma is spruce and fruit loops. Honey Comb cereal too. Spicy spruce. Christmasy. Simply not a huge bock fan...
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004 Bottle thanks to BBB63: Copper pour a little hazy. Kind of bready with some raisins. Floral hops for sure. The malts were well done, and this had a nice dry finish.