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.
movolsfan (11) - Parkville, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoy this ale that looks to be thick, but goes down very smooth. This is good year round whether it’s hot or cold outside. One of NBB’s best!
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle BB 07JUN05. Dark, nice head, some lace. Smells of smokey, slightly raisin tinged, dark malt with a bit of yeasty funk. Very smooth, with the dark carmel malts, smoke, and yeast funk coming together to make something real interesting...a bizar sort of porter is the best I can think of to describe it. I get some slight black liquorice and maybe even cinnamin too...nice complexity of malts & yeast and a light body make this a fun beer to chug.