mbgrayson (725) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy dark reddish color, with a thin white head. They call it a ’dark smooth ale’, and they nailed it. I really like this one. Taste is a little sweet and malty, and the alcohol kick is there. Very smooth and very drinkable. Thumbs up on this one!
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Solid dark brown colored in appearance with creamy light brown head. Aroma blends roasted malt, molasses, barley, cocoa and citrus. The taste starts out strong on the toasted malt, toffee and caramel followed by some prunes, oats and alcohol. The body is very smooth and creamy with a malty, dry finish. Kind of like a Dark Lager crossed with an Oatmeal Stout. Definitely worth a try for dark beer lovers.
targhee (30) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love this beer. Dark as a dunkel with a hop kick. Very refreshing. If you like New Belgium’s 1554 and want to step it up a notch, this is a great way to go. Agree with the "limit one", as the octane will sneak up on you.
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours deep brown thin kaki head toffie notes on the nose its a semi sweet not an english brown more like alesmith nautical nut
good beer shared w/3rd dimension good looking out gee...
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is chestnut brown with a thin khaki head...smell is slightly toasty and sweet...taste is very much the same...toasty and sweet...not a hop to be found...easy to drink with no perceptible booze, but just really sweet...lots of vanilla and caramel in this...too sweet...
hugeclowns (1) - - APR 30, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Honestly, I understand the pretentious trend to demonize highly drinkable delicious beer...oh, wait, I don’t. This beer is delicious. Sure the aroma isn’t really there, but I don’t think most people really care. (And a rating system is used to endorse a beer which one believes another should try, not to voice one’s pretentious views on whether or not it is bitter enough, or fits a category (though it may be fair to warn drinkers if it doesn’t, this should not effect the rating)). This beer is what beer should be: easy to drink, with lots of alcohol, and a nice refreshing taste. If one has come to acquire some reverence for the bitter drought that normally is a stout, all power to you, and I like it too. But please, shut up, pick up a beer, drink it, and see if it tastes good.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Andre for the bomber! Poured medium, ruddy brown with a short, well-retained, dense beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, milky chocolates and dulce de leche.. some vanilla and molasses when you dig a little deeper.. somewhat buttery.. no real complaints from me. The flavor was along those same sweet lines.. milky chocolates, caramel, vanilla, and molasses at the core.. tartness from some of the same malts interesting-ed it up a notch, and helped cut through the sugarage.. still a bit too sweet for me in the end. Sweet as mentioned on the palate and medium-bodied at most.. alcohol was totally masked.. not bad by any means, but too sweet for me.
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brownish red color with a big tan head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts. Sweet taste, medium body, oily feel. Good.
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing dark beer with a great bold taste. Super smooth with amazing head.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown/black. Smells nice and roasty.. Tastes like what Guinness should taste like: smooth and roasty with an aftertastes that disappears into nothingness.