ABUSEDGOAT (2160) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a large light tan head and excellent lacing and retention. Seriously it looks like a stout or porter. Aroma is very fruit y hops with pine and also caramel and chocolate malts. Fairly sweet finish although some roast sneaks in, alcohol is barely there but detectable. Creamy mouthfeel. It’s pretty tasty, it’s a strange take on the style. Something feels off though.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer pours a dark dark brown/almost black with a velvetty head that takes quite a while to dissipate. It essentially looks like a porter and tastes like a porter. Apparently there are ten malts and ten hops in this beer, but for the most part, I taste mocha and ethanol. This beer is actually extremely similar to Stone Double Bastard. Overall, nothing makes this beer stand out, as it is not really good, nor is it really bad,
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a lofty tan head. The aroma is malt heaven, with chocolate, roasted malts, and then a twinge of the piney hops comes through. The flavor is interesting. There is so much balance between all the malts and all the hops, they almost cancel each other out. As the beer warms, a lot more character comes through. Dark fruit, chocolate, but then some citrusy hops to finish. Almost too complex, but excellent nonetheless.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - NOV 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark brown with a huge tan head. The aroma has malty qualities of toastedness, some dark fruit, caramel, chocolate, and roastedness. There is also hoppish aromas of pine. The flavor has a strong roasted quality with some dark fruit, chocolate, and a bit of hoppish bitterness. Nice moderate roastedness at the finish.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
New in town. Bomber purchased at Beer World of Largo.
The aroma is piney hops and lightly toasty malts with mild hints of molasses as it warms. The body is a deep, dark brown with a fluffy and quite lasting tan head. Fore is hop bitter followed by touches of molasses, black licorice and roasted malts. Seems a bit one dimensional as only the hops have any real intensity. It’s good, but in a ho-hum kind of way.
ChazMania (640) - Pasadena, California, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Much darker than I anticipated, its dark like a porter. Strong initial flavor of malts and some port like aftertaste. It is a tad sweet on the backside. Very thick and full, but finishes with a fizzy sweet aftertaste.
Sregnar35 (933) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Mahars. Poured dark red with a great frothy head. Aroma is very strong and piney. Flavor was pine and grapefruit with an amazing sweet finish.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - NOV 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color – tan frothy head ; however , the head last long – nose of Brown sugar , vanilla , mocha , dry malts , red fruit , tawny port , and slight earthy – tastes are malts , brown sugar , red dark fruit , tawny port , milk chocolate , cameral , toasty , hopps and subtle alcohol - creamy , semi tart body little to no carbonation - aftertaste bitter baking chocolate with sweet brown sugar , earthy with alcohol
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours midnight brown w/ a full semi creamy froth w/ long hang time. Aroma of sweet roasted pine. Full nectar w/ ample mellow effers. Big malted cocoa upfront accompanied by molasis and espresso. Huge gobs of resinated hops persist to fight their way thru the clumpy malt. Big asprin burn on the finish. Overall: Roasted sweet malt w/ a very strong hop profile. Will satisfy a big appitite.
atomcow1 (18) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours with a generous tan head that lasts to the end. Very dark brown but not quite black in the glass. Aroma has a distinct chocolate character. Hops are apparent right away, and continue through the finish, with nice roasted malt characteristics to balance it out. Alcohol is well hidden. A nice brew, but not as "big" as I would have expected.