Sammy (9203) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma, dark appearance, dry, yeast, aggressive carbonation. Roast, chewy, malty. Thanks Tim (IPFreely) for sharing. Quite good and drinkable,cocoa, mult-dimensional and it all comes together
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 3, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice deep translucent brown with a quickly evaporating head. Smells roasted peaty and malty. Smokey flavor the leaves the tongue with a little bit of burnt taste on the back of the tongue. A little watery.
shadey (1962) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark almost black. But helpd up to the light its a deep red. No head. Big roast aroma. A little chocolaty. Not much flavor, but easy to drink.
Tejas (905) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2005 I’m impressed. I didn’t think I’d like this one but I was wrong. This is very tasty. Roasty coffee flavors and a creamy palate to boot. So far my favorite of all NB beers. Having said that, a creamy lasting head on this would help this one immensely.
fatguys (74) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
25 oz. draft at Red’s Old 395 Grill in Carson City, NV (55 beers on tap, yum yum)
Looks much like a stout at firts. Nearly totally black with a creamish head, just slightly lighter than Guiness.
A nice roasted flavor with hints of caramel and brown sugar. Very well balanced with subtle hops and malt flavors. Goes down very smooth. I could have several of these.
JoeMcPhee (8788) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz Dark black with a creamy tan head. Toasted malt, some roastiness in the nose. Otherwise it is fairly malty, caramel and toasty. Flavour is fairly sweet up front, more like a porter than a stout. Flavour is caramel malt, bread, chewy dark malt, a touch of anise and light molasses. Flavour is well balanced with a touch of noble hops. Nice beer.
Imbockinsxtx (81) - Big Bend (Benavides, TX), Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark reddish black Colour with little off white to light yellow head which dissipated quickly. Coffe bean Aroma. Coffee and watery mouthfeel with a decent blend of Java and Sugar and other rich flavours. Carbonation is questionable and there is some soda like quality. Not a bad brew. I like.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice offering from this brewer. Has a nice zip of yeast and subdued citrus in the finish. Interesting, would like to try on tap.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black in color, brownish tan head. Medium roast, some cherry, a bit of caramel. Pretty dry, active carbonation, medium bodied. Interesting beer. Thanks Mom!
notalush (5184) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasty, with lots of bittersweet chocolate and prune, raisin - doughy, almost a christmas cookie-like flavor - carmelized brown sugar - long, bittersweet finish.