TheEpeeist (3457) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz bottle. Dark brown with an oatmeal head. Vinous, woody morels. Molasses, cinnamon and mace. Taste is French Roast coffee and plum pudding. Medium body, light carb. Licorice finish with restrained bitterness.
GregClow (2948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo. Deep brown - almost black - with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, coffee, chocolate and spice. Medium bodied. Fantastic flavour - dark malt, toasted nuts, chocolate - and it hides that alcohol so well. It seems like a really nice porter to me rather than an APA. Very good!
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - APR 9, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Winter Ale label. Pours pitch black with a huge, very frothy tan head. Woody, malt aroma with some chocolate and prunes. Smoked malt flavors with some decent bitterness. Spicy and fruity. Chocolate , coffee and tobacco notes. Exceptionally dry finish.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a tan head. Complex aroma, dark fruits, nuts, chocolate & coffee. Big flavour, roasty with notes of orange peel & ginger.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled. Pours dark with a two finger thick cola colored head. The aroma is of caramel, chocolate, roast, and some sweetness. THe flavor is sweet, caramel, chocolate, smooth, with a mild hoppy presence.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice brown, almost black color.Hints of spice, chocolate and nuts on the nose.this is definately reminding me of some good xmas beers.Medium body with coffee, nuts, spice, and caramel.Finish was a bit dry but overall this was pretty good.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pitch black color with a tan head. Has a lot of roasted and burnt malt flavor. Some sugars and spices. Finishes with a dry burnt flavor on your tongue. Thanks to Dragonstout for the beer dude.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark Brown, almost black body… fluffy tan head. Aroma of toffee, burnt sugars, some sweet figs, date sugars, molasses, a hint of smoke… the flavor brings all the same but more notes of coffee and chocolate. Creamy palate, a distinct English strain of yeast, A rather well done beer… I very much enjoyed!
bgburdman9 (859) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown tha is still penetrated by light and a light brown head. Aroma was of a little peatiness , malt, and maybe some light spicing. Flavor finished nice and dry and had a light roastiness.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown with almost no head. Very light nd fizzy. Some roastiness, dark fruit, and dark malts in the nose. Not very profound though. Had to work for it. Taste is pretty roasty somewhat like the brown but wth a more fruity taste. Very subtle fruit though. Slightly sweet, get more of it as it warms a few degrees. Pretty good.