rustan (13) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours thick and dark, like syrupy soda with little carbonations. very thin white head. malty, dark chocolate and licorice notes. alcohol warms pit of stomach.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown pour with a tiny little head atop it. Smell is light malt. Flavor is decent - malty and roasty. No big or bold carbonation - a hint thin. Overall, I am just not really getting this one. It isn’t bad by any means, but it just doesn’t really rock my world.
oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light cola like brown, no head.
Aroma: oak, bourbon, chocolate, caramel, and pine.
Smooth creamy caramel, chocolate, spice and whiskey. It’s a great roller coaster of flavors but then mellows into a nice well balanced finish.
Palate is a bit watery but tasty.
aaaaaaaaaah (64) - Warren, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from pint bottle into glasses. Sweet mild chocolate and molasses beginning that moves into a coffee with a smooth woody flavor then finishes bitter and with strong alcohol taste.
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is all vanilla. Tons of the stuff everywhere. Fortunately the taste is heavy on caramel malts and dark fruits, rotten and fully fermented like. The vanilla creeps into the flavor on the swallow, corrupting the caramel malt that is delicate on the tongue. If that vanilla were gone this would be a great beer, but god it’s there and it’s terrible.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle with homer321: pours kinda lifelesswith a small off white head. aroma of slight vanilla and a bit of bourbon, very week in everything else. flavours are very odd a drying roastiness, slight bourbon and some oak after taste.
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 (486) - 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 (14162) - 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.