l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with red highlight and a large frothy tan head. Light fruit dominates the aroma, not what I expected from the appearance. Flavor is big on the roasted and chocolate malts, along with some dark fruit. Nice clean finish. The body is highly carbonated, and gets in the way of the flavor. This beer is a bit strange, the aroma, color and flavor don’t really match up - but the flavor was a nice surprise.
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown, fairly clear, and a thin head. . Aroma is cole and bread. Flavor is mostly cola, again, with some earthy, piney notes in the finish.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light red-brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of caramel, light cocoa. Taste is burnt sugar, a bit paper, cocoa.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a dark brown with a thin short-lived off white head. Aroma was a little nutty, a little malty. Flavor was very thin. Some light roast on the front end, but then dry on the back with little to no mouthfeel. Like a really watered down porter.
guzzler67 (1490) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep, reddish brown appearance with a large beige head. The initially vinous aroma turned maltier as it warmed, while also providing a whiff of the yeast. Gently hopped with some soft fruit and caramel flavors that turn a little spicier in the aftertaste, giving it an almost scharzbier-like quality. Medium bodied mouthfeel with lively carbonation and an average length finish.
Andbrewer (18) - St. Joseph, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours brown. Biscuit and nutty in flavor. Slightly chocolaty. Body is lacking. Ok beer.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the Brewery. Pours dark brown with a thin tanned head. Chocolate malt, caramel, biscuit and coffee aroma and flavour. Thin and bitter mouthfeel with a light roasted finish. Not a standout but still a good beer.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 7, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours brown, small tan head. Nut and chocolate aroma. Chocolate taste but body is lacking.
DuffMan (6438) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy effervescent brown pour. Big bubbly head that is short-lived. Aroma is of dark caramel and corky yeast. Bitter roast is the main flavour, although it is quite weak. I get no chocolate or coffee really, but there is a yeasty quality. Finish is mildly bitter, short and dry. The body is quite thin. Lacking complexity, lacking body, this was a disappointment for me.
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2009
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle split with the woody’s crew. Hazy mahogany pour with ring of tan head. Nose of Maple, dark berry, molassis. Flavor has a sour effect, nutty, and and malty. Not that good though. Possible infection on this one too.