hopscotch (8784) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... DLD’08... Clear black ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Smoky, chocolate and coffee nose. Full-bodied and creamy with gentle carbonation. Great balance. Chocolate and smoke. Finishes bittersweet, chocolaty and smoky. Not positive this is brewed to style at all. Great smoked porter? Very nice, either way!
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Body-coke with a thin ring of bubbles, menthol, cold pressed coffee, peaty, light peat smoke. Taste-scotchy, peat smoke watered down Dr. pepper, medium corn sweetness, funky aftertaste, apple skins, lactic. Smoke and lactic acid dominate. Basically just scotch ale.
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster at Flossmoor. Ah, brief impressions: very well smoked, but a little more gentle in character. Deep brown pour. Despite its smokiness, there’s also a good feel for Scotch malts inside.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz. bottle) Pours a deep burgundy body with a spare beige head. Aroma of smoke, caramel, burnt, toasted malt, roasted nuts, and cola. Flavor of peat, toasted malt, light burnt, and flat cola.
sunevdj (3130) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flossmoor tasting. Pours dark brown with a taned head. Low sweetness. Aromas of fresh smoke. Also some hints of leather towards the end. Medium to full bodied. Smokey finish.
mmather (145) - Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from a 12 oz bottle. Very nice deep copper color. Very malty and a lovely scotch ale. Malt blends well with the alcohol and presents a very smooth tasting beer.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Thanks to Bu11zeye.
Pours a ruby-brown, similar to a Dr. Pepper soda, With a almost non-existant head.....I almost want to say NO head...Aroma of alcohol and burnt popcorn....tasted the same as well with a malty sweetness (it was tasty though). Medium mouth feel with medium carbonation.....It wasn’t a bad beer, but I am not a fan......
RSRIZZO (1850) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this beer on 8/27/2006. Aroma is a deep tasted malt scent that seems a lot like a porter. Color is a deep solid amber, carbonation is a bit low with a thin head. Taste is deep, roasted and burnt. Starting with a medium body it goes down with a smooth feel. Finish comes out of this smooth feel with a bold rich roasted flavor that builds to a sweetness. This is the be backed by a mild bitterness and ends with an easy burnt flavor. I like it. It seems to be like a full rich porter.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark red, scant head, sweet carmel malt aroma with nice earthy floral hops, big body, rich dark malt flavor balanced by some earthy hops, burnt wood finish,
Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUL 27, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bomber, pours a cola brown with a slight white head that dissipates to an outer ring, moderate lacing. Aroma doesn’t bode well, with a mess of roasted malts, toffee, peat and smoke, but none of it blends well together. Flavor is thin and watery, yet abrasive and full of artificial smoke flavor. I’m done; this ia a mess, and my first official drain pour, yet still not as bad as DFH 120 Minute. Why, oh, why did I decide to have this follow the HotD Fred from the Wood?!?!