thornecb (4172) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown into a stoneware mug. Smoky malt aromas. Creamy, yet crisp and smooth with dark caramel and a lasting smoke finish. Perfect for crisp evening watching the ALCS.
nick76 (4145) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2007 There is chocolate, paper, and toasted grains. The appearance is dark brown with a small tan head. The flavor is like the aroma and a little like a fruity porter. The palate is thin. I really just don’t love this. It’s OK but that’s it.
nuplastikk (4138) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Thick, amber-mahogany color with a huge. lasting head. Taste is very mellow, with mild chocolate and caramel notes being the backbone of the beer. Very smooth and drinkable, a great lager. The aroma is nice and fresh with a light herbal touch to it. A very sublime, quality beer.
hotstuff (3954) - 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.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2005 In the cool homebrewer-friendly flip cap 500 ml bottle from Cyclone Liquors. Light body with a white head. Dark brown colored beer.Very roasted in flavor. Maybe a little toasted. Disappointingly light in body. The bottle and the price ($2.99) were the best things about it. UPDATE: 10/18/05 Now on tap at the Huber Haus. Roasted flavor is more pronounced, but still too weak in the body department for me.
nearbeer (3436) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2008 0.5 l.Opaque black with a sticky, lasting three-finger head. Grain, herb, molasses and corn on the nose. Grain and biscuit initial flavor turns to roasted corn and nuts, then finishes with a delicate balance of spicy-herb hop and cocoa flavors. Light-medium body is fairly smooth, slightly watery, and finishes just dry enough. Great, highly-sessionable alternative to the ubiquitous Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Ale fall seasonals.
Aubrey (3418) - 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.
alexanderj (3268) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Chino Hills BevMo. Poured a dark brown with a good sized light brown head. Aroma was heavy on the roasted malt with chocolate and yeast. On my initial taste I thought this was the best I have had of the style. Went back and checked my ratings and I was proven correct. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, and caramel. Rich flavor that had some lactic sweetness. Palate was almost watery, but worked well.
oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep dark brown. Aromas of roasted malts, smoke, and hints of fruit. Flavors of the roasted malts, some fruit, with a coffee aftertaste.
zach8270 (3220) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle - 500 ml fliptop) Deep brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is malty with some biscuit and fruit notes. Flavor is mildly fruity and sweet at the beginning with some smooth and caramel malts near the end. Finishes very clean. Very thin-bodied.