atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear brown and sits a nice dark brown with light black and a small quick dissapating head. Aroma is roasted and smokey. There is also a slightly hidden sweetness in the aroma. Flavor is roasted but not as distinct as the aroma.
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle 12 oz. 18 May 05. Dark brown/mahogany w fair tan head that fell away quickly. Mod carb, min lace. Aroma is dark roasted malt w a slight burnt sugar essence, faint Belgian yeast, & min hops w a touch of non sweet choc. Flavor is rather dry/sour dk roasted malt w light hops. Has a faint tar/asphalt taste. (I don’t necessarily mean this to be negative though). On the low end of Med bodied. OK but lacks depth, fullness, richness. If there is any complexity going on here its below my radar level. Mouthfeel is light/watery. Finish is somewhat crisp & dry. My selection will have to be very tight to buy this again.
BCAR (221) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Definitely an interesting ale, but not really to my liking. Pours blackwith a little scalet. Very malty, sweet ale. Just not enough going on to really impress, but not a bad quaff.
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours dark brown, hues of dark cherry, medium foamy tannish head, with sticky lacing.   Straight forward roasted malts on the nose, and quite heavily roasted at that.   Smooth malty flavor, roasted, with subtle hints of chocolate.   Medium body and mouthfeel.   Finishes with a mild hop bitterness, still quite malty & roasty.   Smooth... me like!
Odeed (1787) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
this black ale poured black,but turned ruby red when held to light.it gave off an off-white head that soon evaporated.i got a really nice caramel hop smell,along with some vegtables.i really enjoyed the taste of this one.it had a nice mixture of vegtables,caramel,and roasted malts.very good stuff indeed!
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a dark brown with ruby accent, and a thin cream head that forms and fades quickly. Aroma is very heavy caramel, toffee, and a bit nutty. Taste is heavy toffee, rasion, chocolate. Pretty good stuff.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle...Dark brown/mahogany pour with medium beige head that disappeared fast. Very fragrant. Musty, yeasty aroma. Complex flavors, reminds me of an English Strong Ale. Musty, earthy flavors, some burnt malt type flavors also, without the bitterness. Nice mouthfeel, a little oily. I like this beer a lot.
brocker (99) - Salina, Utah, USA - JAN 20, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cola colored. Minimal brown head. Tastes malty, too sweet. Throw in a little coffee and Count Chocula.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Breckenridge ski resort. Dark red/brown body with a light tan head. Aroma was well balanced between roasty malt, dark chocolate, and fruit. Smooth body, if not a little watery. Flavors of carmel, smoke, and dark fruit. finishes whith a bit of sweetness and yeasty tang. Quite intresting.
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2007 Pours dark brown with tan head. Has little aroma of malt. Light bodied with tastes of malt and a roasted flavor. Much better this time for some reason, seems more flavorful and smoother. Good Stuff.