Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is malty and slightly sweet. Taste is creamy and malty with a taste of vanilla from the oak. Very interesting.
CoachJT (35) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft pout from Flying Saucer. Deep dark, almost ruby brown coloring. Roasted chocolate and coffee aroma. Creamy, silky smooth mouthfeel with roasted malty tastes with hints of oak, vanilla, and a bare glimpse of dark cherry. HInts of bourbon in the finish, what a fantastic beer.
LearninBeer (413) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is bread, roasted coffee, chocolate. The head is creamy, light brown, mostly diminishing with good lacing. The color is dark dark brown with a reddish hue. The initial flavor is a little sour, a little bitter, then comes chocolate, roasted caramel coffee.
bhensonb (12048) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Very dark brown color (some garnet) with a fine, high beige head. Aromas of dark roast malt and chocolate? Also dark stone fruit. Medium plus body with near creamy carbonation. A mild ale partaking of some aspects of stout and porter - like I think I taste coffee. There’s a touch of wood. Finishes towards astringent, with very decent bitter to counteract the malt. Wood seems to bite a bit as time goes on.
tzakiel (81) - Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A triumph. A masterpiece of oaky stout. Wonderfully smooth and creamy stout. Perhaps a bit thin tasting, like an english style, just a masterpiece.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a nice deep ruby color with a fairly thin off-white head. Aroma was alcohol and caramel, with some malt undertones. Flavor was surprisingly mild. This was a very easy drinker, but the flavor profile was a bit limited.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a slight haze under a beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of alcohol, over ripe fruit, and caramel, and so is the flavor.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Aroma is sweet, with hints of chocolate. Pours almost black with a very thin brown head. Flavor is fairly complex, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, and subtle undertones of oak. Alcohol is noticeable in the finish, but not in a negative way. There was also a slight metallic taste in the finish that made the experience a bit dissapointing.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Poured a dark mahogany with a sparse beige head that quickly disappeared. Aroma of oak vanilla and chocolate. Flavor was chocolate, sweet malt and oak. Body was too weak for this beer, but otherwise it is a masterpiece.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Pours deep brown with a small fizzy beige head, 0 lacing. Nose was big on chocolate, oak, dark fruits and maybe a bit of smoke. Flavor held a bit of booze, oak, and chocolate. A was not overly impressed with this brew after all the hype.