rajendra82 (1031) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer looked cloudy, dark brown, and quite fizzy when poured in a glass. The aroma was dominated by lightly roasted malts and bready yeast. I could also detect faint and distant hints of roasted coffee. The taste was dominated by smoky and chocolate malt, however a hoppy bitterness and spiciness continued to assert itself. I was not expecting it to be this hoppy based on the initial aroma. Very tasty beer with a strong alcohol content. I guess they did classify it properly.
Lubiere (12572) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2004 Deep brown beer with a slight moka head. Nuts and malts aroma with roasted malts in mouth, with some nuts and molassess. Good body. A pleasant beer (DRAFT)
26/04/04-Bottled-Deep brown ale with a pleasant nose of caramel and malt, sweet maltsm, with nutella comes out, slightly woody, with juist a nice touch of hops in the end, medium bodied. Still a nice beer. Brewed in Ol' Plattsburg.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAR 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured a deep brownish-amber color with a tan head. Aroma was a mix of oak, coffee, malts, and alcohol. Flavour was mainly hops with a sweetness to it. The alocohol was present.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Co-Rated with Hopscotch. Not bad at all. Deep reds and brown, fluffy off white head. Nice notes of chocolate, nuts, dough, hints of coffee, and fresh baked pumpernickel. Flavor is not nearly the same as the aroma, but still decent none the less. Hops add a nice balance at the end to the malt. Certainly worth a try.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Co-rated by Scraff... Clear, mahogany ale with a mid-sized, creamy, beige head.
Very well retained with nice, creamy, thick lacing. Chocolatey aroma with notes of cashews, chocolate chip cookie dough and dark breads. The flavor, although well-balanced and well-bittered, is a bit of a let down. Smells better than it tastes. Light to medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, bitter finish. Good brew, overall.
Duke (117) - New York, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2004 Great aroma. Earthy, nutty some chocolate maybe. Very dark reddish brown. Starts great something seems a little flat in the finish.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep ruby brown. Small quickly dissipating head. Bready, toasted malt nose. Nutty, salty malts, faint coffee, way far off chocolate, slight smoke, or burnt grain, light to medium bodied, let this sucker warm up! Finishing with earthen dirty hops, lingering bitterness, very very nice. I love the appearance, the hops, the nose, a great beer for winter.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby brown with a small white head.Fruity aroma,peaches,pears,roasted malts.Starts sweet finishes dry.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a mahogany color with minimal head, probably due to bartender error (had on draft). Nutty aroma, some maltiness and a little yeast. Smooth, chocolaty and remnants of roasted hazelnuts. A very very nice brew. Solid finish, no wonder it was a favorite of a former president...
PorterPounder (7054) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sit, Ubu, sit - wasn;t that from Mad about you? I digress....Excellent strong ale - elements of Fuggles Hops - reminds me of a strong bitter. Nice, dark tea colored appearance with a mocha colored head. Pleasant chocolately aroma. Thick mouthfeel - gets better as it warms.