rudolf (2304) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Dougís. Thanks to Mike. Deep brown, slight read shines through. Thin off-white head. Nose is burbon, vanilla, milk, alcohol. Flavor is burbon, chocolate, vanilla, lots of sweetnes..
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Decemberfest.
Neat color, deep brown, dark mahogany hue, tanned head and decent lacing.
Brown chocolate malts, pleasant fruity aromas. Reminds me of lightly sweetened Balk Forrest cake with hints of alcohol.
Medium bodied, perhaps a bit on thin side. Slightly creamy with bitter chocolate finish. Shallow image of aroma, Nose was so much richer and promising.(6+)
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown pour with a small, foamy, tan head. Strong aroma of oak and caramel malts with a slight sour note, some dark fruit and a bit of breadines. Strong initial oak flavor, roasted caramel malt, and dark fruit. Thereís a bit of sour character that must come from some spontaneous fermentation in the barrels. Wonderfully complex flavor. Thereís so many different flavors popping out at different times. Velvety smooth, full body. Truly one of my favorites. A great beer to sip on a cold winter day.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2006
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
First bottle dead flat. Second bottle a little better. No head on top of a strikingly black body. Full and rich in the mouth, but again dead. Nose of malts and berries. Taste of dark malts, coffee, and sweet fruit. But after two dead bottles Iím giving up on this one.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black. Huge, dense, explosive tan cap. Unexpected. Infection? Nose - roasty malt, vinous - almost vinegar, dried dark fruit, vanilla, subtle oak, growing bourbon presence as it warms. Flavor- big vinegar twang, ripe dark fruits, chocolate, roasty malt, bourbon, oak, vanilla, wet wood, very light smokiness. Tangy, bitter, roasty aftertaste. Medium/full body, balanced. I canít get passed the twang. Could be infected, oxidized, or both. The rest of the beer is very good, but taking a back seat. Iíll wait for room temperature. Almost there. Same flavors with much less vinegar. Much better at room temp.
mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
wow. this beer has great aroma and taste. it is a very thick beer. it kind of reminded me of the bells 7000 in thickness
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the bomber bottle at the Max & Joeís Tavern Michigan Beer tasting (11/21/6). A very dark, dark brown. No head at all. Has the aroma of horhound candy, vanilla and coffee. Dum Dum candy flavors. Tastes very stout-like. Rich caramel and chocolate. Thick and delicious. The finish is roasted coffee. Has a mild hint of bourbon. The alcohol is well hidden in this beer by the strong sweetness. Yum.
gws57 (1271) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one bottled from the Binnyís Oktoberfest beertasting in St. Charles, Illinois. Very prounounced maltiness and alcoholic nose. Balanced, with a very generous amount of bourbon throughout. Nice finish. Good.
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
New Holland Dragonís Milk pours an opaque dark brown color. It looks nearly black in the glass with a tan head. It has a roasted malt aroma with a hint of charred wood. The flavor is rich malt and cocoa with some vanilla and bourbon sneaking around in there as well. The finish is smooth and creamy and the alcohol content is nearly invisible! Toward the end there is a nice bitterness that transitions to a dry coffee-like flavor. Very nice. This beer has a medium to full body and is mildly carbonated. The barrel aging is noticeable without overpowering the other flavors in this brew. There is definitely a level of complexity in this beer that makes it interesting and worth trying...
22 oz bottle, $6.99+tax from Riverís Bend.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black bodied with a creamy tan head. Chocolate roasted malt nose. Flavors include roasted malts, coffee, chocolate bitter hops. Finish is slightly sour and fairly long.