jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2007 on tap-pours a light tan head with dark red color. Aroma is medium malt. Taste is caramel medium malt, hops bite, sweet, alcohol.
baseballfan (3) - Whitesboro, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2006 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a beer with a great aroma and a wonderful finish. Pours nicely with a great looking head. A roasted, maybe somewhat chocolate flavor with a little bit of hops at the end.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle a clear brown with a small tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, some caramel, and just a hint of hops. Flavor was a good roasted malt with a light hop bitterness in the finish.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Clear, dark brown with a thin light beige head. Nice, strong nose, nutty chocolate, a bit smoky. Roasty malt flavor, caramel notes, hints of smoke and something like scotch. Nice balanced finish, mild floral bitter. Good brew!
Pailhead (5675) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Courtesy of rudolf via Secret Santa. Aromas of nuts, chocolate, some mustiness, light grass, and a hint of fruit. Pours a hazy brownish-red with a small off-white head with fair retetntion. Starts of with moderate chocolate and caramel, but quickly turns to sour fruitiness in the finish. I doubt the sourness was intended, but I actually kind of like it. Hints of nuttiness in the finish behind all the sourness. If it wasn’t for the nuttiness in the finish, it would somewhat be like a flemish sour. I’m sure this is a "bad" bottle, but I think the sourness probably makes the beer better in my opinion.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear brown with a small white head. Nose is earthy, tobacco and horse. Taste is very malty that’s, sweet, woody, maybe a bit nutty and also… well… “hairy”!?! Something about the taste reminded me of wet fur or something of that nature. Decent beer but I like my beer like I like my women, not too hairy.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. dark brown with ruby highlights. Great malty aroma with chocolate, smoke, coffee, and grain coming through. taste is slightly roasty, coffee, chocoate, and caramel. slightly bitter and lasting finish.
Eructoblaster (3365) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Gorgeous hazy dark brown body with reddish glints, low carbonation, and a thick, lasting beige creamy head. Wonderful and complex malty aroma with various hints of hops, plum, chocolate and brown sugar. Nice, sharp, and well balanced hoppy taste that hides the alcohol pretty well. It leaves a good bitter/roasty aftertaste. This is a superb Strong Ale!
MadMax (4) - USA - MAY 22, 2006 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brownish color, with a thin head. Very malty and chocolate in tastes. Very good beer.
AskForJenny (1033) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick but dissipating head. Pours an impenetrable brown black color. Nice beer. Dark chocolate and coffee notes. Good times.