PorterPounder (5356) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Broudy’s Liquors, Jacksonville Beach, Fl - 1 pt. .9 fl oz swingtop bottle. Pours a dark ruby red with a thick fluffy mocha colored head. Chocolate and coffee aroma with a bit of underlying ripe fruit. Flavor is a little flat, has some cherry notes, a bit of smokiness but not too pronounced. Mouthfeel is kind of bland and dapens the little bit enthusiasm I had for this one.
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Large ivory frothy head that was mostly lasting, excellent lacing, fine-large sized bubbles, no visible carbonation, opaque, and a reddish brown hue. Malty, caramel, roasty, sweet nose. Malty, roasty and coffee tasting. Tingly mouthfeel. Medium body.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An Average beer.Pours dark with lots of roasted malts n coffe flavor.The head dissipated quickly
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep copper in color with a small off-white ehad. Faint hops and malt aroma. Flavor is of toasted/roasted malt, hoppy, sweet malty start moving into a dry finish.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2006 Swing-top bottle: Ruby with a small tan head, dark malts, with some sweetness, medium bodied, starts and ends lightly sweet, mild carbonation, smooth ending.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 8, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Today is my 6 month ratebeer anniversary.!!........500ml Swingtop. Saw this appear on the shelf out of magic at the local shop. Same place I picked up 2 other obscuro brands brewed a few years ago. Rare finds indeed. This poured a dark dark amber brown with a coca coloured head. Taste well balanced of roasted malts, chocolates and some nuts. Overall coffee feel with a nice smooth intro into the alchohol, add a lite fizz. YUM!. The lable says it best with a picture of some barmaid sorting me out with several large mugs of this. Yea thats happened before :-P
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - APR 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2005 500ml swing top bottle...I’m assuming this is from 2004 bottling. Explosive POP...but no gushing...Dark brown color with a rocky tan head. Aroma is mild...nutty and chocolatey maybe. Leaves some nice lace as I drink. Drinks with a nice velvet body and leans on a bit of sweetness at the end...chocolate and roastiness...a sort of dichotomy beer...it seems rich while it maintains its lightness. Malty for sure, and the darker malts show up just enough to add interest without taking over the beer. I’m trying to stop myself from just guzzling this down...I could really see myself sitting with these and drinking one after another all night...and I’m a guy that craves variety....big mugs of this would be awesome.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swing top bottle. Pale tan head. Roasty caramel nose. Dark brown hue. This was on tap at the Moan & Dove in Amherst, MA a few moths back called Mahrs J or Jubel or something along those lines. I was told it was a schwarzbier...Hows your schwarz? This is quite nice. Roasty, bready, smooth, toasted nuts, coffee, medium body, finishing with a nice bitterness. I knew I should have saved another bottle...damn
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 31, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bolled brew with a flippy top poured a medium sized light brown colored frothy head of mostly lasting bubbles that left behind an opaque dark brown colored body with no visible carbonation and a fair lacing. The aroma was mild with malty notes and the mouth feel was mildly tingly and faded in the finish. It had a mild malt flavor with a mild hoppiness that came out in the aftertaste.
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BJ’s Winter Tasting 2005: Deep crimson hue; big-bubbled, but fading head. Creamy-smooth mouthfeel; kind of light. Very toasty and bready malts. Notes of chocolate, toffee, toast and nuts. Balancing bitterness. Mild beer, but nice and pleasant.