hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice dark red beer with a modest tan head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee, flavor is understated burnt toast and a bit bitter. Mouthfeel is thin. This is a pretty one-dimensional beer, just a bit of roast malt. But its enjoyable.
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Traces of burnt & roasted malt aromas on the nose. Deep ruby brown coloring. Light disapperaing head. With the set up of the nose & color, the follow up was weakish, hard to describe, thin of context and had a very neutral taste that didn’t hold up to the promise of the beginning. Enjoyed by none in the group.
Stellaaaa (250) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep ruby with a thick, white head. The aroma is of dry, syrupy malt - somewhat like molasses. The taste is of dry, rich molasses - but not sweet or cloying - with overtones of wheatberries or grape nut cereal. Tastes a lot more like a doppelbock than a brown ale, but overall a great brew.
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours very dark amber with a nice large tan head. Aroma is roasted nuts/caramel with a little piney hops. Flavor is sweet roasted malt. A little nutty with a slight pine finish. Could use more hop flavor or a dry aftertaste to balance the sweet. Medium bodied with good(not too much) carbonation. Not a bad beer, but a little one demensional.
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Either my palate was completely trashed by the few previous beers or this had absolutely no taste. I’ve never seen a beer this dark with so little flavor.
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
How could anyone not buy this? Wasn’t as bad as I expected a gimmicky beer to be, rich roasty malts and a deep brown body.
blinesam (235) - USA - JAN 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
tastes like an anchor steam on steroids, and that is a good thing. Bursting with flavor but I do agree that it can be a bit too watery although that does mean the alcohol goes undetected. A great go-to brew. perhaps the best thing about it is that its not a gimicy beer.
thill25 (231) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle...poured an opaque brown, w/ a slight tan head. ..no lacing. Nose was soap mixed with toasted nuts and malts. Flavor was the same...Palate was bitter and harsh. Not something I’ll ever try again...
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep brown with negligible head. Malty aroma with a hint of nutmeg and maple. Smooth malt flavor with a hop finish. A bit flat for my taste. Drinkable, but unremarkable.
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
faint aroma of malt. Deep brown with a small tan head. Malty smooth at the start turning tingly on the tongue wiht a finish that is a little bitter. Thin in the mouth.