jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011-10-02. Very dark brown body with a large foamy tan head that fades. 3+ Dusty malt aroma, sweet caramel malt notes. 6+ Flavour is similar, dry toasty malt up front, sweet malt middle has pleasant caramel accents and toasty rye malt accents. Minerally touches around the edges, partly due to the high carbonation. Smooth average plus palate has a lot of carbonation. Decent, sort of brown ale like. Bottle from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo
Davros (1725) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a massive, growing tan head.
Nose shows chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa and nutty notes. Very appetising.
Flavours also include some chocolate and roasted malt but seem thin. Noticeable acidity in the finish, which includes very little bitterness.
blutt59 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to mora2000, dark brown pour with dark tan foam, aroma is sour and chocolate, flavor is nutty cherries, roast
Rando7 (672) - Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours dark brown with huge beige head. Took about 10 minutes for the head to dissipate. Aroma malts, grass and a little bit of sour. Taste dark malts with orast and faint smoked peat. Finish brief roast. Palate thin and very carbonated but I liked it. Alcohol disguised.
Unique beer, overall I enjoyed it.
beer4eternity (199) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Opaque dark brown hue with a hint of red, medium sized dark beige dense foamy fully lasting head leaving good lacing. Interesting aromas of dark chocolate, Vegemite on almost burnt rye bread toast, woody, earthy, peppery. Taste is an unusual strong sour/acetic with a hint of umami. On the palate light medium body; light for a porter, watery texture, light carbonation, very sour finish. An interesting and unusual beer.
drjay44 (2351) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml. bottle. Opens a gusher, wasting more than half the contents,with a mocha head, over a hazy, brown (SRM 33) body....nose is heavy cereal, light coffee, touch of chocolate....taste is sweet malts with coffee and chocolate, also light spice, and a hint of cola...mouth feel light, carbonation very high. This is a very different beer with a variety of conflicting themes. I wish I had had more to taste. BJCP 7/2/12/4/6
3fourths (7534) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 7, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle. effervescent with cola-sized head bubbles. musty dried corn husk, malt vinegar and egg shell dirty phenolic nose. highly effervescent, fizzy, syrupy, thin and lifeless. candy chew and dried fruit, it seems to resemble cola and malzbier. obvious faults.
Elwood (2959) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: 330 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a very effervescent dark brown with a small, active, light tan head. The nose is earthy hops, rye, caramel malt, black walnuts, and dirt. The flavor has a sharp nutty tang and comes across as a little hot despite the low ABV. There is a slight cooked vegetable undertone that doesnít sit well. Medium bodied with sparse carbonation (guess it jumped out early on) leading to a dry, walnut and vegetal finish. This one seems to be at odds with itself.
Strykzone (4218) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a very dark brown with almost no red. A very big and smooth light tan head that lasts nicely. A robust and pleasant aroma of dark fruit, molasses, and roasted notes. The flavor begins sour with complex fruit, and not all of it dark. There are some roasted flavors and that molasses, again. I like it.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Large beige head atop hazy dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, rye, some coffee, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some roast, light rye, vinous. Effervescent medium body.