scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark almondskin, clear. Small light tan head. Aroma seems trapped. Hidden caramel and spruce. Tasty and rich, good caramel malt and good structure, very creamy. Little rose petal finish. Good on ya.
LtDan (1796) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 8, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Appearance: Pours a midnight ruby with a khaki pin stripe.
Aroma: Apples and red apple skin and alcohol.
Taste: Red apple skins, finishes with bitter hops.
Mouthfeel: Watery, big time.
Overall: A lousy beer. I’m hoping it was a bad bottle, and not what the beer was supposed to be. Also, maybe I’m sensitive, but the bottle with the monkey squashing a water melon was a bit bizarre to me.
arminjewell (6751) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 29, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours red/dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is sweet, and taste is malty with a bit of sweet candy taste. Alcohol is hidden well, and the flavor is very solid. Not bad!
obguthr (4170) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yeasty hay nose. Milk dark copper, huge tan head, good lacing. Flavor is rusty and metallic, with cherry notes present. Alcohol is not noticeable.
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy dark amber color. Earthy caramel aroma, very light manure too. Medium body strength, caramel flavor, but with cabbage off-flavor, vegetables. Correct bitterness. Wrong.
AmEricanbrew (6032) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear reddish brown color/ fleeting head. Nice ripe dark pit fruit, spicy sweet aromas. medium body. Sharp, spicy caramel flavors with ripe pit fruits, mildly boozy finish. decent.
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma is a spicy mix of malt and floral hops. flavor is heavy with dark fruit, brandy, spicy hops, an a long, bitter, malty finish. pours clear dark brown with a fluffy tan head.
Ughsmash (7203) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, thanks to Craig! Poured deep, ruddy brown with a short-lived cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasted darker fruits, toffee, and cocoa with accents of earth and vanilla.. warmth brought out dirty alcohol notes that seemed off. The flavor found caramel, toffee, and fruit at the core, paired with rum-laden figs, earth, and much less pronounced cocoa.. the toasty finish was alright, but carried through some of the off flavors. Medium-bodied with rolling carbonation on the palate.. just a little rough around the edges.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Darkish brown, murky pour, with a touch of head. Full, nutty, grainy aroma, with a an earthy flavor finishing in a touch of tart and brown sugar. Very clean and true to style. Easily quaffable, despite its high alcohol content.
Bov (9876) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
courtesy of fiulijn - clear brown colour with a poor head retention; aroma of wood and nut; good malt body and with some sweetness; a solid bitterness before a finish of bitter almonds and cabbage; quite soapy