taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Pour dark brown.
Aroma has light hops and sweet malt. Flavor is sweet caramel, coffee and alcohol. Surprisingly good. Should age for a while.
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoyed this immense brown ale which I bought at Bellport’s tasting with the Schmaltz Brewing Company yesterday. The thick brown ale could probably use a year in dark cellar, but it was alive with porter’s qualities of coffee and chocolate for me.
tdaglow (41) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is sweat and I’m getting a little smoke. Pour is thick and dark brown. Flavor is hot and sweat with a roasted malt presence. Mouthfull is hot and thick.
thegreenrooster (3364) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a thick dark brown to almost black. Aroma has plenty of sweet malt with some hops resin and alcohol. Flavor is some caramel malt with again a hugh dose of alcohol. Finish is thick and extrememly hot. Did this really need to be 12%? To hot and boozy to drink to much of this. What are they going to do when they reach 20 years, 20%?