Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky reddish-brown. Somewhat stale nose, with a hint of dusty chocolate (crumbled), a touch of roast and a hint of brown sugar and fruit. Flavor is heavily sweet, malt accented, full of Munich malts, caramel, chocolate and light hops on the finish. Pretty agressive, well extracted malt flavor with a nice balance between the malt and hops, but it’s so thin and watery in the mouth, which effects its score.
Terminus (3349) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 29, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark with a thin head. Looks like a thin porter, but this dunkel hits you with a combination of malts that works well together. Nothing super special here, but it delivers what it says it does.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2005
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Head peeks, goes bye-bye. Smells like clean plastic diaper, mouthfeel blasting right into an unrelenting supersour battery-chemical burn on the finish--no middle ground, no mercy. Down the drain, you go!
Do I have a bad batch here?
TheBeerGod (5571) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Thanks to joeybgood for this one! Pours brown with a small tan head. Nose is malty, with light coffee and spice (hint of cinnamon), and watery cocoa. Taste is semi-sweet with more maltiness, light caramel, more spice, and light bitterness. Body has medium carbonation, and light creaminess and bitterness. Finish is light coffee, sweet, dark malts and light spice.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I am very surprised to see that this beer has such high ratings, I thought it sucked Donkey Balls! Amber brown body, small whispy tan head. An aroma and flavor of lemon, apple, caramel and toffee. Some toasty, bready malts but the body was thin and there just wasn’t anything even remotely exciting going on here, IMO! I was like a watery brown ale with a lemony bite in the finish.
PattiA (49) - Madison, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice coffee/malt aroma. Complex chocolate, coffee, caramel, malt and toffee flavor. Creamy taste with light carbonation.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a light chocolate presence in both aroma and flavor. A smooth feel over all very easy to drink. It wasn’t really watered down, but seemed that way becasue of its smoothness. Brown in color not much of an off white head. nice.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 16, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Pours a dark reddish brown in color with very little carbonation or head. Aroma is not strong, but offers hints of malt and coffee. Flavor is malty and sweet, but has a "tang" to it. Hops are not evident in either the aroma or flavor. Finish is clean wih the same malty sweetness. An interesting beer, but nothing too remarkable about it.
Nuffield (3835) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very simple beer--malty, with a bit of chocolate and caramel popping through in moments of the aroma and flavor. Clinging head on a clear brown body. Normal, unremarkable palate. Plain and simple beer, though not unsatisfying.
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - JAN 7, 2005
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark reddish brown with a nice head. I didn’t think much of the aroma, kind of like moldy gym socks soaking in coffee. Fortunately the flavor was better. Flavor is roasted coffed, with hints of chocolate and a little fruitiness. The hop character is barely noticeable and I would have liked to have seen more.