beerme420 (50) - Corona, California, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hemp ale is one of my old favorites. smell of roasted fruit. earthy taste with a dry finish. alcohol is prevalant
posikyle (165) - Alabama, USA - SEP 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. The flavor was really thin, it didn’t match the dark color at all. Aroma was barely there. Probably wouldnt drink again.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Di Raimondo’s in Paso Robles, CA. Very dark chocolate brown...porter like color. Beige head with some lacing. Nutty cocoa nose with some chocolate as well. Taste is a hoppy, nutty treat...good malts and a subtle bitter finish. Enjoyed it.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
clear dark brown, short lived fine beige head still manages to leave a bit of lace, sweet nutty chocolate aroma with earthy hops, well balanced malt flavor with nice chocolate and mild bitterness, a typical brown ale
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little burnt toastish flavor going on in this malty syrupy dark brown (not black at all) beer. On draft at DiPiazza in Long Beach, CA
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark ruby amber, clean and criap ruby appearance. Short lived head. I picked up hints of coffee in the aroma. I also tasted hints of coffee as well. Would be more enjoyable with a little less water. Tastes and smells like watered down coffee.
DocLock (8530) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep brown pour that has a great ruby shade through light, and about 2 fingers of khaki head. Aroma is dark malt, brown sugar, hops, chocolate. Tastes rich, chocolatey malty, with some brown sugar and hop notes. This one comes off like a scwarzbier.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Light brown color. Sweet malt aroma with hints of roasted malt. The flavor is similar, pretty good mouthfeel.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A brown beer with a super sweet malty and earthy aroma. Flavor is sweet and earthy. This is not really that good. Too sweet and too earth. Rather unpleasant really. Ughhh!
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark pour that looks basically black, with head that didn’t hang around for long at all. Smell was a different sort of dark ripe sweet fruit, and roasted malt-ish. Taste was more nutty and kind of like a nut brown ale, and has slightly low carbonation, making it a touch watery since its body was on the thinner side as well. This wasn’t bad, but not what I was expecting, and nothing to go out of the way for, I thought.