hotstuff (3578) - Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Medium sized very fizzy tan head that mostly diminished, very little carbonation, transparent, fast-rising carbonation, and a reddish brown hue. The nose was malty, caramel, sweet, bready, brown sugar, and hints of dark fruit. Ditto for the flavor along with some chocolate and a bit thin tasting. Smooth, thin mouthfeel and light-medium body.Very quaffable, balanced, easy to drink, nicely done, worthy of a try, and I would drink this again.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours near black with reddish hues and a mostly receding tan head. Aroma of thick sticky malt, bread dough, earthy toffee. Taste is sweet and malty, toffee, thick caramelized wort, raisins, and dark bread. Full bodied, lightly sticky with moderate carbonation. A half liter of this beer is a meal!
thegreenrooster (2980) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a dark brown with no head at all. Aroma is malty but not much else comes to the fore front. Flavor is better with lots of sweet caramel malts with some brown sugar and a lasting chocolate on the tounge. A decent example of the style.
ABUSEDGOAT (2169) - California, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown, moderate head with some lacing and retention. Aroma is rich with notes of caramel, toast, bread, light chocolate, lightly fruity. Medium to full bodied, quite sweet but not overly so, good balance. very enjoyable.
Goodgrief (1733) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark clear amber brown pour with small head and a little lacing. Aroma of sweet brown sugar. The flavor was super sweet malt and a lot of brown sugar. It reminded me again of those candied malt balls you ate as a kid. Some notes of molasses. Just too sweet and the mouthfeel wasn’t all that thick and creamy. Just ok.
heemer77 (5061) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchased at Liquor Box in East Moline. Deep brown body, like strong iced tea with a light yellowish khaki head. The aroma is cellar and tofffee. There is also a note of old leather. The taste is lots of caramel with some light milk chocolate. There is also some cantalope in the clean finish. Very soft carbonation. Nicely made.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light brown, small beige head.Sweet brown sugar nose. Somewhat musty brown sugar flavor, overly sweet
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
from Holiday. Hazy brown with a tan fizzy head, malty aroma, chocolate, caramel, fruit taste with a nutty finish.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear red little head. Dark caramel malt, raisin with a hint of banana and hops in the aroma. Sweet, malty melaniodian flavor. Little in the way of hops or bitterness in the flavor. Just enough bitterness to keep it from being cloying. Huge body. Clean finish. Good.
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 29, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is pretty good. Very sweet, it has a nice malt caramel flavor with a sweet finish. Great stuff.