bhensonb (12758) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice aroma of dark malt with hop. A mahogany color with a white head that quickly left. Medium body with creamy/fizzy carbonation. Flavor is slightly sour, with strongly roasted malt and some coffee. Something of a noble/hallertau hop presence. The finish is sweet malt, and the bitter is not fully balancing that. Still it is quite nice, and not that far off a porter in its way.
argo0 (12440) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2007
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle, bottled 1st week November) Creamy, medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, metallic, some coffee, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, coffee/roast, caramel, some earthy/grapefruit, light metallic. Light-medium body, light acidity.
Tmoney99 (12233) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a large frothy light brown head that lasted and produced good lacing. Good toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body. Moderate well blanced sweet toasted flavor with a moderate citrus finish. Good brew.
Ratman197 (11524) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear, dark brown with a small, lasting amber head. Aromas ofroasted malt,a hint of coffee and honey. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of roasted malt, light coffeeand a bit of cola with a smooth, crisp, bitter finish.
jtclockwork (11248) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown white head. Nose/taste of cocoa, malt, baked bread and light coffee. Medium body.
BeerandBlues2 (10910) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 4, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark tawny with a small, frothy, off-white head, diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (toasted grain, hay, caramel), average hops (grass), average yeast (broth, musty) with notes of plum. Light bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness; buttered potato, musty and moldy flavor.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
opaque brown with ruby highlights, thin tan head, sweet chocolate malt aroma and flavor, very little bitterness, clean lager character, tasty but I guess I prefer the rough edge of an ale or maybe a touch of hops
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Drake (10850) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from sampler from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Pours a deep reddish brown with minimal head but decent retention. Aroma is sweet and roasty. Chewy texture. Taste of coffee, brown sugar, dark fruits. I like this.
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another bland effort from lakefront. Oh well. Brown pour. Come spent coffee on the nose with some toasted malt, dark caramel and very light hops. Flavor is malty and has a chocolate note. Nothing is really wrong with this beer, but it is just boring.
hopscotch (10212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Clear, dark amber lager with a mid-sized, fizzy, khaki head. Terrific retention. The subtle nose lends modest notes of caramel and cocoa. Light, refreshing flavor. The spicy, citric hops balance the dark malts very well. Nearly medium-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Thin, watery finish. Refreshing, at least. Kudos to headbanger for shipping the bottle!