mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a small, off-tan head. Looks medium bodied. Smells of dark fruits, some roast, dark malts. The taste is slightly sweet, pretty fruity, apples, plums, blended with some roast and a little chocolate. Pretty unique combination here. Very intriguing beer. It was lightly carbonated, but seemedto work in this case. The finish was sweet and fruity, with a long aftertaste. Decent brew.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hum ho about this one. might have been that I had pinned this as a completely different beer, but didnt let that factor my impression of the beer. Poured a dark brown very mild head. Slight boourbon on the nose, very vanilla-y as well as good portion of chocolate on nose and tongue. Mediocre and boring.
stevec (21) - Galena, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap in my bar. Pours dark with a nice thick brown head. Concentrated sweetness on the tongue followed by hints of chocolate. Finish left a light bitterness. Excellent with a steak.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with reddish-orange highlights. Head was thick and brown with good retention. Pretty mundane cocoa aroma. Sweet, slightly acidic, and boozy; kind of like a sour chocolate liqueur, I guess. I detected bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, and oak notes. Tangy and acidic at then end. Interesting.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Tellerís of Hyde Park. This was the equivalent of oak-aged chocolate milk. Nice mouthfeel, unbelievably silky, and not a notice of alcohol.
jameswolfe (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours almost black. Scents of chocolate, caramel and alcohol are very strong. Taste is of creamy and bitter chocolate with lots of alcohol. Bitter finish.
aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just an incredible drink. I absolutely love this one. Creamy, nurturing, lightly spiced, heavily chocolatey. Brown sugar, milk, .....light caramel maybe.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on tap at Ashleys bar in Ann Arbor, MI. When I was drinking it, I couldnít think of what style it would be. I guess English strong ale makes sense. It is a dark beer, although not pitch black. Smell is roasted malts, maybe some caramel. Taste is a nice blend, everything sort of comes together, roasty, hints of bourbon, milk, brown sugar. Very smooth. I could drink more of this stuff.
Capa (2029) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JUL 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Lowe1983 for this bottle. Deep molasses in color with a large, drk tan head. Chocolate, caramel, malts, brown sugar, roasted, vanilla, and milk. Flavor is milk chocolate, roasted malts, molasses, vanilla, and a little whiskey at the end. Finishes with bittersweet, smokey malts. Medium smooth body. Very enjoyable across the board. Iíd have it again.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pour dark, rich brown with a thin creamy withe head. Nose of sweet, roasted malt. Chocolate... both dark and milk. Bit of vanilla and dark cherries. Loads of roasted malt on the palate. Bourbon alcohol flavor comes slowly but is present. A tad leathery. Notes of vanilla and lactose. Fairly lush and silky mouthfeel.