beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - APR 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color. Medium tan head. Aroma is choclately. A medium bodied traditional ale. Malts are roasty and choclately. No hop flavors, they are there (I guess) but are very mild. Mostly it malt and musk. Very smooth tasting. There is seaweed added to the mash tun, but if its there I can’t taste any. Taste is more like a robust porter or stout. Nice clean dry finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet with a touch of bitter aftertaste after the aftertaste.
obxdude10 (2055) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just about black in color, huge tan head with nice lacing, some hints of chocolate in the nose, a bit thin in the mouthfeel, faint chocolate in the flavors & finish as well, also a bit thin there, didn't get that aroma of fresh seabreeze that I was promised, I was kinda looking forward to that & was let down a bit, not like you can get a beer to smell like the shore anyway, but still, it was false advertising
hotstuff (4240) - Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Not as bad as I thought it would be. Just goes to prove, don't let the name fool you as I was anticipating not liking this one even before it was opened. It poured a medium sized tan head that was creamy and contained fine-small sized bubbles that mostly diminished. The body was mostly opaque with very little carbonation detected and the hue was dark brown. The aroma of this beer was malty, sweet and chocolate. The flavor was malty, caramel and chocolate flavors. The mouthfeel was smooth and the lacing was fair. Worth a try.
thedm (4968) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
OK, once you get past the name, this one is not bad. It poured a large head of fine to large sized brown colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a good lacing. The body was a semi-opaque softly carbonated dark ruby brown color. The aroma was malty and contained some mild chocolate notes to it. The mouth feel was tingly yet smooth from start to finish. The flavor was malty with dark malts and mild chocolate notes. Certainly not as bad as one might think of a seaweed ale.
JagerQueen (123) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2004 Pours very dark and rich in color, with a sweet, chocolatey aroma mixed with a slight off kilter plant smell. Taste is similar, sharp with the seaweed at first, but then warms into the chocolate and roasted flavors.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2005 2003 bottle. Pours a very thick dark brown/black with some light porter-like reddish tinges. Huge caramel colored head that lasts, lots of lacing. Aroma of light coffee, some dry toffee, salt water. Flavor begins muted, but then slowly builds up some caramel malt and even more chocolate malt. Palate is smooth and even, no real poignant notes or ups and downs, just a nice fairly creamy roasted malt ride with some light bitterness. Medium body and one of the best aftertastes I’ve experienced; dry but rich coffee beans. Tremendous stuff. Maybe could stand a bit more of a body.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty rich chocolately undertones pervade this rich ale. Predominantly in the aftertaste, the nose if full of dark fruits and the taste is mostly plums and raisins, with some caramel to round the sweet side, with some earthy peaty bog like notes also in the flavor. Very rich and creamy, highly enjoyable, with a sweet spiced rum finish.
maltdog (619) - Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Inky brown/black with an almost nitrous mocha head. Rich aromas of dark malts, gourmet coffee, and Myers dark rum. Malty and roasty flavor evolves into a fruity tarness and an unattractive powdered milk taste. Decently full body, a tad oily. Aftertaste of strong diner coffee, Yoohoo, and aluminum. Overall, falls between pretty good and just ok.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks like the run-o-the-mill stout, and has a slightly salty malt aroma. Flavor is quite interesting. Definately more of a stout that what I expected from a traditional ale (granted, I've had only 2 others.) As for stout characteristics, its fantastic. More of a dry stout, with a fantastic palate; good mouthfeel at the beginning, more of an oily feel, then slides into a crisp finish that ends with a good chalky feel on the tongue. What a nice suprise from a seaweed brew.
heemer77 (5106) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Saw the label and a friend convinced me to try this. What a pleasure. Very dark with some ruby coloring. A small white head with little lacing. Coffee and malt in the aroma. The flavor is full bodied with some ash, and roasted coffee. Similiar to a strong porter. Slight apple towards the end of a glass. This is interesting and I would try this again. The seaweed got me to try this and I don't regret it.