GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Tempe, AZ brewpub. Dark brown color. Opaque. Head was thin and off white. Nutty aroma with roasted nut, coffee, and light brown sugar flavors. Dry as a bone.
BuckeyeBoy (5170) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap in Glendale AZ before the Fiesta Bowl 2007. Pours out a dark brown topped with a tan head. A nice aroma and tast of roast malt. Pretty good.
SudsMcDuff (7726) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
my runner up...smells roasty....nice in the mouth....but is a tad thin...but is user friendly...OK stuff...goes down easy..
KUEric (923) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of my least favorite of the sampler. Dark looking and boring tasting would sum up my opinion of this beer.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at GB Old Town Pasadena. Pours a clear black obsidian with a very thin tan head. Nutty aroma with chocolate, toffee, vanilla and citrus notes. Strong coffee flavor with a slightly roasted malt backbone and floral, herbal hops. Thin mouthfeel. Crisp finish with some caramel and vanilla sweetness. This just missed the boat along the way because it could be a very good beer.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Virginia Beach location. Dark mahogany with a tan head. Sweet malt nose, a roasty, almost burnt quality, light chocolate and faint coffee. Slightly sweet flavor, roasty malt, a touch of charcoal, light coffee. Body on the light side of medium. Rather pleasant with my meal.
jsquire (4060) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in DC. Redish mahogany jewel tones to this beer when held to the light. Foamy tan head with little lacing. A sweet, almost Coke nose with some hints of dark roast grain. Caramel sweetness with some burnt grain flavors. Nice mouthfeel.
Ungstrup (33387) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Draft at the DC location] A red-brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with a light roasted note. The flavor is sweet malty with the faintest of roasted notes.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ Gordon Biersch downtown DC next to the Spy Museum
Dark mahogany, ruby. Light head, some lacing. Nose is sweet, roasty, nice sweet fruity character. The flavor is balanced. Nearly aleish but good.
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Dark amber coloured with a small head. Roasted maltyness with a slight dryness and hoppyness. Nice and round aftertaste.