Bricktop86 (771) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2012 Pours reddish brown with no head. Not much aroma. Taste is sweet bitter and slightly sour
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ChainGangGuy (4777) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle - $3.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clear, very dark brown body with a smallish, light mocha-toned head.
Smell: Dark malts with notes of cheap cherry cola, nuts, and other stuff. I say "other stuff" because it doesn’t matter as it all yields to displeasing notes of soy and less-than-clean loose change.
Taste: Dark maltiness replete with store-brand cola, roasted nuts. Slight touch of rum raisin. Also, some coffee and licorice. Some metallic hints within, too. Maybe even a modest whisper of soy sauce. Eventually the other flavors fade away leaving the soy and metallic accents until the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Well, let’s just say I preferred the other members of the Big Eddy crew. By margin wide enough to chuck some dirty nickles and a bottle of Kikkoman’s through.
AWISLguy (2467) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Woodmans in the Falls. Pours reddish brown with a bit of a off-tan head. No real lacing, although when worked hard, there is some. Aroma has licorice, molasses and faint chocolate. A sweeter aroma than that would seem. Taste is of milk chocolate, licorice, some caramel malt and some presence of raisins. Finishes moderately quickly; sweet and slightly sour. Not a ton going on here. More that they could not decide what they wanted to do. Drinkable, and not bad, but just not really good either.
dlbeer (224) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Dark brown pour with little head. Sweet smell with notes of toffee and chocolate. Tastes of the same. Very good.
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BVery (9514) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown pour with a tan head. Appearance and palate are fairly full-bodied. Chocolate and cocoa aroma. Taste is sweet and roasty. Quite good.
dwyerpg (5550) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is pretty sweet but not a whole lot that’s good in the flavor or body. Mostly it’s sugary and chocolaty but just not all that good.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle: Pour is dark brown with ruby highlights and a medium creamy tan head.
aroma is dusty cocoa and caramel. some woody herbal/licorice notes.
Dark fruit and toffe in the front for flavour. some nutty chocolate and roasted malt, bit thin towards the end though.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vintage 2012, 12oz bottle. Very dark brown pour, thin ring tan head. Aroma of molasses, sweet toasted malt syrup, dark fruit puree, and chocolate malt. Tastes like a burnt Belgian Dubbel. Chocolate malt, dark fruit, wood tannin bitterness. A bite of a boozy finish in the roasted flavors left behind. (3486)
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a deep amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, and some dark fruits. Tastes of roast, chocolate, dark fruits, and licorice.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into s shaker. Pours a dark amber with a ruby hue and about a half finger of khaki head. Aroma is malt dominated. Chocolate, toffee and molases with some black liquorish and a hint of soy sauce. Taste is light bitter and light tart. The 8.5%abv is very noticeable at first but diminishes quickly through the finish. It starts with a mix of tart and dark fermented fruits, moves into molasses and toffee and ends with a long bakers chocolate aftertaste. Full bodied with a thick and creamy, yet slightly sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, very good. Not the best in the big eddy series but very drinkable. Aging this for a few years or pairing it with cheese or chocolate may help to mellow it out some and take a bit of the edge off.