jkwalking05 (3050) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Swalden and Bman. Deep brown and clear with a small off-white head. Aroma is of roasted malts and grain. Taste is of grain, caramel, and chocolate.
mkel07 (2516) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Looks good in the glass and is a dark almost black coloour with a creamy tan head that is very small. Burnt chocolate and malt nose that is not overly strong. Burnt chocolate and toffee flavours in the taste. Not as robust and complex as it looks.
mmmbeer (1187) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 pint .9oz. bottle (from Liquid Solutions) served in shaker- poured jet black, semi transparent when held to a light source with a very dark ruby tint, low carbonation, a white ring around the glass and several frog eyes upon the liquid surface for a head. Aroma of wheat toast, some light chocolate, and a hint of motor oil (Iím a gearhead, itís a positive smell). Hits the mouth with an easy medium body, malt is there and has been nicely toasted, middle holds up well, finish instantly vanishes. Somewhat drying. 2 more styles left, 10 days on the road and Iím home for once, the BBQ is almost done, the beer is cold, and the Pack is ROLLING against the Lions. What more could I want?
travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle thanks to Swalden and Bman. The smell is malts, grass, watery, and some fruits. The look is clear with not a whole lot of head. The taste is sweet, malts, floral, and fruits.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark, nearly black, with a sudsy off-white head that fell quic, leaving large bubbles around the edge of the surface. Light aroma of chocolate and toast. Flavor is a little molasses sweetness with coffee and chocolate. Finishes dry. Palate is a bit thin. I was surprised by how low a percentage this is.
Braudog (5354) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Much, much darker than I expected ... black, even. The aromaís quite earthy, with a hint of molasses. Likewise, this drinks with a musty, dirty essence, and almost coffee thingy to go with it. At 3.4% this is more than sessionable! (#3687, 9/27/2009)
mar (4464) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. light chocolate borwn with a cream head. nose is fruity malts and not much else. watery on the palate with a light fruity malt flavor.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
( 500ml bottle thanks to BMan1113VR) Pours clear chocolate color, tan oily bubbles. Nose of chocolate, toasted wheat. The taste lacks sweetness that it needs. Lager-like crisp hop profile that is in the background.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to
BMan1113VR. Pours a nice looking dark amber/brown with red hues and off-white head. Aroma is somewhat toasty malt with faint dark roast. Flavor is just a watery taste of wet grain and stale coffee. Mouth feel is very watery with low-medium carbonation. Overall, not bad but has a watery mouthfeel.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle from someone. poured a dark brown with an off white head. aroma of bitter coffee and grains with the flavor being the same.