ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Kumas Corner. Pours a translucent dark mahogony with a thin head. No aroma to speak of except for a hint of dried fruits. First impressions of taste reminded me of cherry cough syrup. Subtle hop notes finish this strange beer off.
jmagnus87 (2857) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle. 2015 vintage. Pours a clear, dark Amber with a ruby hue and a finger of kakhki head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruits and candi sugar. Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Full bodied with a creamy texture. Soft carbonation and a long, bitter finish. Very good.
minihame2 (258) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown, small white head. Malty aroma with molasses, some plums. Taste is somewhat bitter, some roasted malts in there. Soft mouthfeel, not very heavy carbonation. Not impressed by this one but it’s not bad either.
paintedmaple (499) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap...aroma of candy and alcohol with a similar taste. Way too sweet and unbalanced for my taste. Had a hard time finishing this stuff.
arnold931 (758) - Iowa, USA - APR 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark ruby with no head. Nose is cookie and caramel. Taste is caramel, toffee, brown sugar and alcohol.
sailracer (424) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours a deep, dark red with a fine head. Strong malt flavors with apparent alcohol. A tad too sweet for my tastes.
Jabah (166) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Updated 4/20/10- Grabbed a single of this again to sample, as the first time was a couple years ago while camping so memory was a little foggy. Not as dark as originally thought, but still sort of strong for a brown ale. Not as heavy as originally thought, but still fills you up. Good balance between the malts and hops here, but leaning on the malty side. I will definitly try this again I’m sure, but prefer their IPA and red ales.............................................. is a dark, heavy, strong beer. The color is a dark brown, slight amber, with a decent amount of carbonation which gives it a strong head. I found the balance between malts and hops to be a bit on the bitter side. I appreciated the flavors and wanted to try something a bit different, but not sure if it worked enough for me to retry. A good beer to split with a buddy to sample. An entire 12oz. was just a bit too heavy/bitter for me though. I needed to chase it down with something lighter.
Chudwick (2356) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber - nose is candy sugar. Sip adds dark fruit and slight grass. It’s somewhere between a belgian strong and a barleywine. Strong! Flat.
UXO (674) - CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber-brown with three fingers of light tan head, excellent retention and lacing. (5/5) Nose is toffee malt, brown sugar, dark slightly boozy stone fruit, mild pine resin. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, mild peppery spice. (7/10) Medium slightly creamy body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter and mild spicy finish. (4/5)
Surprisingly smooth and light for a beefy ABV. I keep thinking there’s rye in there because of the little spice kick, but it doesn’t appear that there is. An interesting deep and rich malty brew. I’m not generally a fan of malty, but this works pretty well. Not sure I’d shave my eyeballs for it, but... (15/20)
AgentAle (959) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is rich roasty caramel malts with honey, brown sugar and a subtle but nice hop aroma of clove and lemon grass. Taste is deep rich malts with toffee and caramel flavors. Quite creamy mouthfeel. Transitions into a well balanced hop profile that is just complex enough to enjoy thoroughly. Appearance is a clear dark amber with a thin beige head that retains somewhat well.
Cousin_Larry (485) - - MAR 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty standard strong ale. Plum/brandy flavor. Very little or no burn. Aftertaste is a little bitter.