DYCSoccer17 (3158) - 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 isnít-avoid this stuff like the plague.
brokensail (9213) - 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.