GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear garnet color. Head was thick and light tan with good retention and lacing. Rich malty molasses aroma with a hint of soy sauce. Slick, oily mouth feel with a touch of sweetness. Roasty malt flavor up front gave way to brown sugar, resiny hop, and subdued bourbon notes. Finished with ample hop bitterness and a smouldering warmth in the stomach.
jerome6957 (17) - New York, New York, USA - APR 23, 2007
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a medium ruby, with a small off-white head that mostly disappears. Heavy aroma of prunes and plums, caramel and syrup, with some light pine resin floating in the sweetness. Flavor sweet, dark and fruity, with flavors of chocolate and a muscular bitter kick chasing down a long, chewy finish. Strong alcohol heat makes it a little harsh and astringent at the end.
doubelknv3 (1083) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet, syrup, malty aroma. Brown-amber with a thin head. Licorice, sweet roasted malts, hops, syrup flavour. Fairly harsh bitter that lingers.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very strong alcohol after taste. You can definately tell its 9%. Aroma of hops, molasses, caramel, and a touch of citrus.
IrishBoy (4113) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle; Nose of grain, brown sugar, caramel, and some light piney hops; clear cherry brown with a medium beige head; flavor of hop bitterness, contrasting with medium sweetness,molasses, amd caramel; the bitterness lasting to the finish in the medium body. Very interesting!
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured in a flute. This beer pours a very nice mahogany color with a very lacy cream-colored head. It smells of molasses and candy. It tastes like bark and has a very strong alcohol finish.
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pours a very dark brown color with a small creamy tan head and nice lacing. The smell is sweet with scents of citrus, pine, carmel and candy dominating. Very strong and lasting taste with an noticable alcohol presence. This is an interesting beer, very complex with sweetness and bitterness fighting for your tastebuds and palate.
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A flavorful beer, nice and caramelly. The aroma is not the forefront of this beer, very mild, but the taste is impressive. A nice strong flavor that hits the tastebuds and keeps it there. An enjoyable brew for a cold night, or a warm one for that matter!
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love the smll and look of this deep brown beer. the flavor is a bit sweet to my liking but the palate gives a nice stronger finish with some notes of hops.
frankenkitty (2007) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep garnet/mahogany with faint carbonation under a tan head that fades quickly and laces light. A pleasant aroma of plum, caramel and chocolate chip cookies makes me think this is going to be a sweet brew, yet I’m greeted with a startling bitterness in the flavor. (Sure, there’s a sticky, malty sweetness behind it all, but I was rather taken aback.) As I get accustomed, I begin to appreciate the wacky <a href=www.ratebeer.com/><a href=http://www.feelingretro.com/toy_img/gnipgnop. Gnop battle of sharp contrasts between bitters and sweets. But, like the game, it grates on the nerves after too much exposure.
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