foduck (328) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My first beer of the night. Damn this is good. Aroma of bittering hops, chocolate malt, dust. Flavor is roasted barley, peanut shells, some coffee-ish flavors but not too intense, just right. Drying finish, good bittering hops. Really great beer.
god (18) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Coca-cola colored, no head, medium fizz. Smells a bit like grapes and chocolate. A great balance of hops and malt. Bitter aftertaste lasts just the right amount of time. I'd gladly drink this beer all year long. It's all about the balance! One of my most favorite beers.
PhillyBeer2112 (2488) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep garnet with a pitted khaki head. Wonderful aroma, nuts and berries! Dark fruit, plum, blackberry, walnuts, fruitcake, a little gingerish maybe. Rich and sweetish front, with some fruit and a touch of bittersweet chocolate and mild roast, easing into a nicely hopped (spice, floral) finish, with a warming alcohol to top it off. I paired this with a nice strong stinky salty roquefort bleu cheese, and while the combination was pretty good, I have to say the beer didnít stand up well in terms of intensity of flavors. (thatís just a general comment, not factored into the ratings)
swanmann (561) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 13, 2006
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Whatís really to describe that hasnít been stated? Hmmm, tastes great with some spicey soup. I love the slightly syrupy mouthfeel, delivering hops and alcohol. Not too sweet. Iím a fan.
TheBeerLover (1024) - DC Metro Area, USA - OCT 27, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Sampled this one on draught at the brewery in Hood River, OR. This beer pours to beautiful, bright, deep amber to ruby red color, with a soapy white head, and a moderate carbonation. The nose on this beer is very pleasing, with aromas of sweet malt, fresh bread, spicy aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg, and some piney hop aroma. The palate is firm, with good sweet and caramel malt flavors, paired with light estery touches of plum. This beer finishes with more good sweet malty flavors, and estery fruit, then ends with some spicy flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg, and some piney hop bitterness that lingers. Excellent winter warmer. An excellent after work/afer dinner dirnk, and a nice beer to sit and relax with at the bar at Full Sail.
SSSteve (3633) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2009 clear dark brown with nice fine bubbled lacing under a large frothy tan head. moderately sweet malty aroma with touches of floral hops and dark fruit. flavor is hoppy and fruity with a sugary nutty aftertaste and hints of winter spices. also plenty of dark fruity malts(prune, plum) medium bodied and hearty. i really like this one.
nathan30533 (529) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good burgundy color brew with lite white forming head. Overall wonderful aroma and taste. Great brew.
Reid (1783) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours a nice dark garnet almost brown witha lovelly thick inch high creamy off white head..that stayed quite some time
Nice aroma..chocolaty and spicy tones..though well done.
I dunno but this seems to taste better than when I had the rest of the six pack..its flavourful yet smoother and less aggresivesweet malts followed by a creamy chocolaty taste followed by a nice "zap" of hops at the end ..very nice.
Nice and smooth and creamy on the palate.
Pretty drinkable even for a hot sweaty night
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - MAR 21, 2004
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
(Tap). Nice very dark brown. Nice feeling on the palate. Has mild chocolate taste without feeling too much like coffee. Very enjoyable brew, hope to have another soon.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown w/minimul bubbles. Molasses chocolate, cherry and some spice on the nose. Roasted malt, charcoal, bright acidity, witha rich but light hoppy finish. Some coffee flavors though not overly sweet...