Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours midnight red, the head quite big and not going anywhere. Thereís a big chestnutty aroma here. This drinks with a full-bodied character, overflowing with cooked sugar, pine bark, and varnish. (#4879, 12/30/2012)
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark red brown colour with a small beige head. Light roasted malty, grassy hoppy, fruity aroma and taste. Medium body with a dusty finish.
onceblind (6052) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours out a very dark and deep ruby hue, creamy yet spotty khaki head that actually leaves pretty good lace. Smells like fruity malts with a subtle citrus hop. Taste is almost entirely different from the nose, and massively complex. Citrus rind bites at first, but gets pushed aside for a toast crust & caramel body. Dark fruits and nuts round out the end with some subtle winter spices. Interesting, but I donít think I could drink a 6 pack.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 A friend brought this beer back for me from a trip out west - Thanks Pigboy! I am totally unfamiliar with this brewer. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a dark mahogany color with a medium sized tan head. There is a strong fruity hop aroma with a light vague spiciness underneath. The flavor is rich and malty and has a strong floral hop character but there is a strong alcohol burn that really detracts from the overall beer experience. Had that alcohol burn not been so prominent I would certainly have rated this beer higher.
TheBeerGod (5685) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2010 GABF 2006. Draft. Copper body. Small tanned head. Nose is spices, sweet malts, hop notes and caramel. Taste is spices (cinnamon and nutmeg, perhaps), hops, caramel, chewy malts, and fruit notes (citrus and hints of dark fruits). Body is medium with moderate carbonation. Ends with more spices, hops, and chewy malts. Light toffee notes, too. Original rating - 8, 3, 7, 3, 15 - 3.6
Bottle - 10/24/2010. Dark brown with a short beige head. Aroma is spicy with cocoa, caramel, light toffee and chocolate notes. Taste is bitter and with spicy hops, bakers chocolate, light caramel, toffee and spices. Body is medium with a strong, fluffy carbonation. Ends with more spices, earthy hops, cocoa, dark chocolate, caramel, and dark fruit.
Suttree (5682) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brownish red, dense spongy head. Nice brown sugar, molassess, maybe slightly smoky aroma. Earthy and smoky flavors at forst, then an odd but likeable herbal note - oregano, maybe? - and a touch of cinnamon.
decaturstevo (5580) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hint of spice and brown sugar. A deep dark brown/red pour with tight white head and lace. A fruitiness like cherries. A semi sweet malt flavor as well. A pretty nice bitter as well. Pretty tasty and complexity that I enjoy. A nice winters warmth from this little nugget as well.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This has a deep garnet body and a creamy tan head that, while not lasting too long, manages to do some thick lacing. The aroma is a tad light but pleasasnt, smokey malts with a nutty bitterness. Much more to the flavor, rich malts lightly roasted, woodiness, and a mild grapefruit and pine hoppiness. Although named as a Winter warmer, this does just fine in the Spring as well.
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badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
350 ml bottle from TJs. Dark brown with a fluffy off-white head. Herbal earthy aroma with noticeable hops. Coffee, pine, and slightly peppery spices with a mildly alcoholic finish.
notalush (5510) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark mahogany, with a bright white, sudsy lace - nose of raisin, date, tobacco, chocolate, some earthy, oxidized character - the flavor is dry spices and herbs up front, followed by some cocoa character - a wee bit of tartness, and even a subtle oakiness precedes some toffee, roasted nuts, tobacco - touches of nutmeg - finishes warming, with a sudden but welcome kick of hops - a nicely balanced ale, and at 6.50 a six pack, you canít go wrong.