sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very very deep brown, light brown head, dissipated quickly to a thin layer with bubbly islands. aroma very interesting. suggests porter/brown ale. chocolate, sweet malt, some dark fruit undertones. taste is immediately bad. i got this because zeswaft rated a hebrew beer well. narf. starts and ends poorly. sort of sour, infected front end, metallic/alcoholic finish. in between is some smoked porter/chocolate character. bah. just so many off tastes and a miserable aftertaste.
DYCSoccer17 (3354) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at BevMo in Natomas, CA. Aroma is very nice with hints of chocolate, tobacco, dried fruits, some sweet notes as well. Some licorice is definitely present later on, which is rahter noticeable. Lightly medicinal, and lightly ethanolic. Initial aroma rocks, but the more I quaff, the less appealing it becomes. Mildy transparent dark dark mahogany body, with a small, quickly dissipating tan head. Lacing is very slight. Wish there was better head retention and lacing. <upon re-pour, the lacing and head retention improves> This has potential to be a gorgeous beer. Starts with lots of dried raisiny fruits and lots of tobacco. Turns a little sweeter with some chocolate notes, then becomes more licorice-like. Finishes with more chocolatey roastiness along with some more tobacco flavors later. Lightly hopped, heavily malted. Just some mild spiced hops late. This is very flavorful, and right up my alley in terms of what I like. A very good, flavorful, malty beer. Oh by the way, the 10% ABV is clandestine.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - 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 (5624) - 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 (656) - 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 (977) - 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