crossovert (8705) - Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Fruity, weak in body. Caramel flavors, not too strong. I haven’t been having luck with this style lately.
Kevin (2129) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 7, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2006 pours black with a very thin orange head. roasted aroma. bland slightly bitter taste.this is very disapointing.coffee taste is barely noticeable. does have a creamy quality but i’ve had better
5 2 5 2 8=2.2
Bottle, fizzy black beer, the head fizzed brown for a second like an alka seltzer gone bad and then there was nothing, not a single bubble remained 3 seconds after pouring this. Looks like coke in my glass. Roasty biscuit nose. Light watery coffee flavor lingering burnt toast flavor in the finish. Very thin and a bit too much bitterness for my tastes in this.
Ap-2 ar-5 tas-4 pal-2 ov-8=2.1
DYCSoccer17 (3448) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 23, 2004
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Somewhat yeastly banana smell with some mixed tar notes in there as well. Chocolate aromas. Musty. Mostly opaque dark brown with a fizzy quickly dissipating head...dont remember what color it was because it was gone before I knew it. Start is sweet, rubbery and then an oily body. Slightly watery in the finish. Roastiness in the finish, though. I dont like this. Doesnt "click". The body is funky, and it looks funky, and the beer cannot make up its mind. Cardboardy.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2004
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Very astringent metallic taste. Taste is like sucking on a penny. None of the descritions bellow describe this tatse, so maybe my bottle is bad. If it is, I will rerate. If it isn’t-avoid this stuff like the plague.
brokensail (12367) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 30, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
A: The pour is a very dark brown, almost black, with a small tan head.
S: Smells...bad. Like prunes and roast. Slight acidity to the nose with some acrid roast and coffee notes. There is some good sweetness of toffee and caramel, however.
T: What a terrible flavor. Watery and vegetal with an astringency to it and a weak coffee flavor in the background. Not any chocolate to speak of, almost no sweetness is present either.
M: Thin and watery on the tongue with a moderate level of carbonation.
O: Watery and awful in flavor, not a good combination.