swoopjones (5750) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Spuytin Duyvil, Brooklyn. Pours a deep brown. Aromas of dried fruits, raisins, coffee, toffee, chocolate. Complex brew. Taste is again dried fruit, coffee, boozy, some malty sweetness. Fuller bodied. Liked but probably wouldnt buy again at least at the prices there
robforbes (2073) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a dark brown with a small tan head, and good lacing.
smell is of dark fruits, malt, slight cocoa in the back, some coffee.
taste is very nice, not overpowering, prunes, raisins, purple grapes, touch of sweetness, some malt, and a touch of coffee, aftertaste is thick on the tongue.
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 4, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep brown with a rich and earthy nose and flavor. Molasses, brown sugar, earth, caramel, leather, subtle roasted malt. Great sipper.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour, chestnut colored head and thick drippy lace. Roasted malt aroma. Yeast, dark fruits, chocolate, and heavy roast; almost smokey. Hot and spicy finish
marcus (6438) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This dark brown ale poured with a decent tan head and a toffee aroma. The flavor slightly more watery that one would guess from the appearance. However, it is still somewhat complex with notes of chocolate and plum over a roasted malt base. The high alcohol content is not really noticeable in the taste.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2009 Dark brown, dark fruit, caramel, little wood, little bready, little chocolate, roasted malts, little alcohol.
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Large, creamy beige head atop dark brown body with floaties, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin, some chocolate, light alcohol, cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin, some alcohol, light chocolate, smoke. Medium-full body, smooth.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy brown color. Not much of an aroma, slightly sweet and a little yeasty. The flavor was hard to pin down as well, a little bready sweet with dark fruits. Ok beer.
jonas (5622) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Spicy, woode, light milk, cherry. Red cloudy, golden head. Spice - nutmeg, wood, cherry pits. Mellow mouthfeel. Spicy aftertaste. Almonds retronsal.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at C-bus 13: This is one of those beers that generated a collective, ’’meh’’. There really wasn’t anything that special about it, except that it was Mikkeller. Poured like cola with thin, white bubbles. Aroma had some chocolate and banana peel. Flavor had a woody dryness and chocolate. Tinge of coffee, but thin. Finished a bit boozy but not offensive. Again, really just ’’meh’’.