bhensonb (12596) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toasted malt aromas with a soupçon of chocolate. Very strong brown color (barely see halogen through it) with a strong tan head. Decent mouthfeel, improves with swishing. The taste is very smooth, but the roasted component is light. I think some chocolate. So smooth it might be a light porter. Some nice bitterness after awhile.
argo0 (12350) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasting Notes from Fall 2000: I understand this is their most popular beer, but I don’t understand why. I kept waiting for it to do something.
It has minimal flavor
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a deep mahogany body with a average-sized beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and caramel. Flavor of caramel, nuts, and malt.
Tmoney99 (12064) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Hazy brown color with an average off-white head that was lasting.
Light nutty molasses aroma. Light to medium body. Light sweet flavor with an average finish. Good but soft.
jcwattsrugger (11587) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle-pours a fizzy, foamy, quickly dissipating light brown head and dark brown color with red tint and particles. Aroma is dark malt-molasses. Taste is dark malt-molasses/chocolate, secondary hops. Not my usual, but nice occasional. OK carbonation.
Ratman197 (11376) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear brown with a small diminishing amber head. Aromas of chocolate, carmel, a bit of hazelnut and a light touch of coffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, chocolate, a touch of nuttiness and light fruit with a lingering sweet finish.
jtclockwork (11058) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to drowland. Pours dark brown with tannish offwhite head. Nose is nuts and malt. Taste of pecans, almonds, other nuts with sweet malt balance. Some brown sugar adds to complexity.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: sf hfse
dark brown, whispy tan head, light malt flavor, good does of chocolate malt, low bitterness
nice light hop character to balance the chocolate malt, slight sweetness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
BeerandBlues2 (10836) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted, chocolate), light hops (woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted, chocolate), light hops (woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Medium body, carbonation, and creaminess, low warmth with a medium sweet finish.
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a
reddish brown color with a medium offwhite frothy head.
Chocolate and roasted malts in the aroma and the taste. Creamy
mouthfeel and medium bodied.