hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle acquired in trade with FlactoAlto (thanks!). Poured a deep reddish / brown with an averaged sized off white head. Lots of small floaters. Aromas of caramel, light chocolate, roasted malts, brown sugar and all around malty. Softer tastes of caramel, roasted malts, and chocolate. Alcohol content hidden. A bit on the thin side.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Immy for this one. From bottle, pours a red mahogany with tan fo9amy head. Nose is light, sweet malt. Flavor is earthy malt with a light bitter finish. Surprising this was 8%!
PHXHOPLOVER (50) - LAVEEN, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2006
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice off white head, which recedes, but covers the top, and gives good lace. Malty aroma. At first tastes like an irish red, then all of a sudden a metalic sour copper taste overwhelms your whole mouth. It may be spoiled, as the sensation and taste are like nothing else i have ever tasted, and itís pretty offensive to me. Yuck. Had to pour out two thirds of it! I had high hopes when is saw this from a local brewer. Very dissapointed.
sloth (2340) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Small light brown head, short lived, spotty lacing. Dark brown color is lightly hazy with light red highlights. Nose is choco nutty with a faint sourness. Body is med/light, bland mouthfeel. Light chocolate flavors, a hint roasty with some tobacco notes and that little touch of sourness coming through. Finish is almost dry with a light astringency. Raspy, dry prickly mouthfeel. Thanks to cbkschubert for the trade.
aracauna (2925) - Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, dark red with a small head. There is a floral hop aroma along with sweet malt and a touch of toffee.
IrishBoy (3687) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from cpkschubert; Nose of dark, fruits, with a little coffee in the background; clear, dark brown with a small tan head; flavor is of coffee, chocolate, and friuty malts with a little hops in the finish. Didnít really notice any alcohol, well covered.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 15, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown caramel color, light head and lacing. Nose is again, vegetal with some alcohol and fruity notes showing themselves. The flavor is fairly woody with some dry malts and splinters. Finishes with a light sherry note along with some maple and plum notes. Zug.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a fairly dark brown with a short lived tan head. Scents of dried fruit, malt, and weak coffee. Roasted flavors prevalent throughout, coffee, prunes, and sweetness with a slight bitterness in the finish. Not a big fan of coffee scented or darker roasted brews. Thanks to Flaco Alto for the bottle.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a bright copper body with a small bubbly off-white head. Aroma is cookie-ish with lots of caramel malt, toast, and some faint fruits. Toasty malt flavour again in a soft body with significant caramel and light chocolate.. Something a bit strange in the texture and flavour profile. The alcohol is well masked. Pretty decent.
Pailhead (4236) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap: Light malty aromas of caramel and chocolate. Dark brown with orange hilights and a small beige head with nice lacing. Flavor is a little weak with watery caramel and chocolate, hints of roasted grain, and light bitterness in the finish. Suprisingly no hints of alcohol with so little other flavors to cover it up. Not enough strong flavors for me. Rather boring.