hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a medium sized tan head that contained fine-small sized bubbles that fully dissipated. The body was uncarbonated and opaque with a dark brown hue. The aroma was malty, caramel, some chocolate and coffee notes. The flavor was sweet tasting and smooth. The mouthfeel was smooth but the body seemed to be on the thin side. The lacing was very sparse.
Lubiere (9871) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black beeer with a nice reddish hue, with a light collapsing moka head. Chocolate vinous aroma with a touch of fresh air. Pleasant caramle malts, some nice little hops, some vanilla. Bodied is lighter than expected but the beer is thoroughly enjoyable. Sweetness is increased by camembert, which alos refreshes the beer even more. A big thanks to Maibockaddict, who recommend a slow sipping session, which i am doing right now, after a day of biking!!! Haaaaa.
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottled brew poured a medium sized ghead of foamy finely sized light brown colored mostly diminishing bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body was opaque black with no visible carbonation. The aroma was full of dark malty notes and a mild licorice overtone. The palate was pretty smooth initially then gave way to a more tingly malty mild nite. The flavor contained notes of dark malts licorice and mild roasted coffee.
igneous1 (1495) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAY 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown, virtually opaque. head is creamy tan. aroma is mostly roast and grain. flavor is the same..hops are grainy and earthy. creamy mouthfeel
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark, close to black but there are glimmers of ruby around the edges. The aroma is smoky and toasty. The flavor is medium smoky and toasty. Body is a tad thin. But not too bad really.
guzzler67 (1494) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown appearance with a red edge. Coffee in the aroma and the taste. Some sweetness from the roasted malts, but not cloying. Nicely carbonated, giving it a medium-bodied flavor. Smooth, slightly smokey finish.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
There is alot of good flavors in this beer, but alot of overpowering unbalance. The flavor is sweet and rich with chocolate, carob and caramel. Some toasted rice flavors in the finish. A bit too thin and perhaps a little chewy.
Shag (2598) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is chocolate, caramel and blackberries. Appearance is dark with a minimal head. Flavor is chocolate, dark fruit, and licorice. Aftertaste is sweet with a hint of sourness on your tounge. This is a nice one and possibly the longest beer name I've had the pleasure to rate.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color with a tan head. Aroma is of coffee and bread with an oddly floral start. The start of the flavor extends the roasty-bitter breadiness with a long-lasting dry dark malt finish. It mostly reminds me of the dryness of chewing a coffee bean. There's some dark chocolate in there to sweeten things up, but it's mostly dry and bitter. I don't really like the overall dryness of the beer, and I'm not sure if it's a flaw or intentional. The body is bit too thin and bubbly, but otherwise a very enjoyable brew.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2005 Good beer. Flavor is bready. Malty aroma. Dark in color. Brown head. Very smooth in flavor and texture. Thin body. Interesting and enjoyable.