Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yet another beer that I have sampled numerous times but have never bothered to rate. Dark Rubyt. Deep aroma of black malt, giving tons of coffee along with chocolate, fruit, nuts and a delicate bitter hoppiness. Thin, yet somewhat creamy texture. Edgy, somewhat astringent and sharp. Malt driven. An ok beer.
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with little head. Strong roasty coffee aroma, smells great. Smooth, a little light-bodied.
MrBunn (2457) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ahh, like a stout that is not a stout. Smells of something roasted, which you should pick up from its dark coloration. Once sipped, it becomes even mysterious, as it mingles flavors of coffee and malt without becoming overly heavy. Strangly brisk in spite of all of its darkness.
CjileAle (2) - wilmot, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2004 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Is smooth upon first sip with a rosty flavor. Slight lace on the side of the glass.
WeissGuy (10) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color is amazing, a deep red, the inishal taste wavers fast, but still is vary intence. There is a sharp bite but with rosty overtones
csbosox (1223) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a big tan head. Nice lacing as the head subsides. Somewhat yesty nose, the other aromas seem to be coffee and roasted oats? The beer has a nice mouthfeel and a roasted coffee flavor that gives away to floral/citrusy flavor. The finish is mild, but flavorful. This is an interesting beer. Despite it’s dark color and flavor, it is very easy to drink, even in the hot summer heat.
Wetterhorn (6) - USA - NOV 24, 2004 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful beer that is quite tasty! Dark, but unlike a stout or porter. Smooth on the palate and makes a perfect beer for kicking back and having with a fine cigar.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesty of ClarkVV: Dark brown, red tints, small tan head that fades. Aroma: Irish breakfast oatmeal, cereal grains, butter, light yeast, chocolate & wheat combo. Taste: mild chocolate, fruit, dark roasted malt, yeast, earthy dirt, carmelized malt, sweet malts.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2005 2004 bottle. Dark burgundy/mahogany brown. Filtered clear, with a small beige head, rapidly disipating and decent lacing. Aroma of Irish porridge, says bucknaked, but to me it smells like hazelnuts and roast. Nothing exciting. Flavor is pretty solid for a regular brewpub porter. Knowing the style and what they aim this to be, I could stretch to say that I taste belgian yeast, but realistically, I would NEVER know this was a beligan traditional brown ale. This tastes like a decent american porter. Roasty, some chocolate and caramel. I’m pretty sure back in 1554 they didnt filter the hell out of this beer. Why does New Belgium filter all of their normal bottle line so heavily???
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nothing great...but not bad. med dark looking with not much head. probably won’t have again.