k9coug (96) - USA - DEC 31, 2008
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very little aroma, had to put nose into the bottle, nothing from the glass. Has very little head but has a nice refreshing carbonation when swished in the mouth. Not too impressive.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 25, 2008
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008 Bottle - Pours dk brown with a creamy tan head, aroma is horrible, like an old sponge, maybe a bad bottle...flavour is decently malty, very little carbonation...not too good...
RuneStumo (1887) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
04.11.2008. On Tap at the coast Wenatchee Center Hotel, Wa. The colour is black. Aroma is strong and sweet. Nice rich beer.
luttonm (1762) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 16, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz found at random shop in Wenatchee. My first time with this style .. interesting. Appearance is pure cola from pour to head to body. Dark, opaque red coloring. Nose of sweet roast which transfers to taste, which is a bit tart/peppery. Interesting, but lacking overall.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is roasty with milk chocolate, white bread. Taste is very mild- light smoke, chocolate, background low A.A. hoppiness, light caramel.
jake65 (2450) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Deep amber brown with a modest beige head. Soft and fruity nost with a thick roasty malt backbone. Tastes of dark fruit, roast, molasses,and a bit of cocoa. An easy drinker here, no need to fear the quilter.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pours a dark ebony color, nice head and lacing. The nose is toasty and doughy with a small roast and sweet peanut note. The flavor is balanced, no astringency or anything, but a mild toast and nutty flavor. The finish is clean and toasty. I’ve had amber ales that are more roasty than this. Finishes chocolaty and mellow.
IndianaRed (2049) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark brown with a small skin of a tan head. Some light roast and apple butter a bit of chocolate aroma. Thin light and sweet cocolate and pitted fruit. Soft carbonation and a light body.
Sleeper (91) - Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice dark with ruby edges. Head was nice and thick settling away. Smell is malty sweet. Taste is slightly alcoholic. A little pithy. Good sweetness and malty balanced with a little hop on the end.
BillKismet (3168) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a great looking black pint with molasses red underpinning and a nicely layered cream top. Sweet roast aromatic notes waft off the glass. A very sweet flavor with easy roastiness. Lactose seems evident from the flavor and thick, creamy mouthfeel. Very full-bodied.