coldbrewky (1667) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2008 Bottle: Pours a deep amber brown. Little to no head has a mild hop nose with an initial grapefruity tinglyness. Full bodied. Ripe fruit are mellowed by all the malt. Aftertaste is sour cherry and lingering.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Smooth drinking brown ale. Malty, slight chocolate. Seemed to be better a couple of years ago though.
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice browner brown ale, just enough bitterness to even it out, and a slight hint of chocolate maltiness
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with adamskillin. Decent strong ale. Little bit of bitter, little bit of malt. Goes down nicely.
JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Hop Devil Grill. Deep ruby colour, thick creamy white head. Aroma is malty and slightly toasty. Light cherry fruitiness on the nose. Warming brings out a touch of bubble gum as well. Toffee and caramel malt with a soft earthiness. A bit of molasses and earthiness. Simple, but tasty winter warmer.
LAC2007 (17) - Edgewater, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2007 This dark ale has a malty character with very little hops apparent. Little to no head but somewhat sweet and vinuous. Hints of chocolate and wildberries or possibly cherry flavors. Very unique in taste and flavor.
doublebock (548) - California, USA - JAN 4, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep amber/Maroon appearance. Very little head and carbonation. Initial taste pleasant and heavy maltiness and then an almost Belgian Gueze like sourness emerges. Extremely unique and wonderful taste.
NachlamSie (3213) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours quite dark with a brown/red hue. The head is small and fades quickly. The nose is pretty tame, but some dark, vinous, fruit notes can be detected. The flavor delivers a noticeable roasty quality with a definite aspect of dark chocolate. Buried notes of bourbon and toffee sneak around in the finish. Pretty decent stuff.
guzzler67 (1647) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown appearance; small tan head and little lacing. Sweet malt aroma with ripe, dark fruit esters. Earthy, moderately sweet taste; faint hint of dark chocolate, some hops (especially as it finishes). Medium bodied, modestly carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering aftertaste.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Muddy dark reddish/brown color--like dried blood-- with a quickly diminishing tan head. Aroma of molasses, plum, leather. Dark rich malty flavor with some burnt coffee, even unsweetened cocoa notes. Slightly sour on the finish, like underripe berries, with a mildly bitter and fleeting hop aftertaste. Palate is medium, but this one has a juice-like feel in the mouth. Will take the Frostbite easily over this, but overall fairly interesting if not especially mind-blowing brew.