faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a nice deep dark brown colour with a medium head leaving a good lacing. Sweet mildly roasty caramellic and prune alco aroma. The flavour has plenty of roasted caramel, softly roasted malt, dark fruits, alcohol and slight chocolate. Sweet roastish bitter finish. Now this is the very best can beer I have ever tasted. More like a good weak barley wine than a Scottish Ale.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2009 Poured from a can. Wow, what a badass beer. Pours a deep brown color with a tan head. Aroma is mostly caramel malts, which are sweet and inviting. The taste is delicious, with caramel and chocolate malt taking the driver seat, with a hint of smoke peaking through at the end. Nice and thick on the palate, with no sign of the 8% alcohol. Another beer that will be in the fridge regularly.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to mcbackus for another great Oskar Blues brew. Pours a super dark copper with a small light tan head. Aroma is of malt, light cocoa, and maybe some nutty hints. Flavor is bitter malts, spice, black licorice, mild smoke. WOW! Very nice stuff here. Light bitterness in the finish.
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Aroma of dried prunes, alcohol and burned sugar. Café au lait colored head on top of a dark chestnut colored beer. Flavor is dominated by sugary sweetness without being cloying. Caramel and warming alcohol in the aftertaste. Smooth mouth feel. A heavy beer and rather tasty even though it could be more complex.
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark, dark brown with a very small tan head. Smell is fairly strong of alcohol, a bit of cola and caramel. Taste also strongly that of alcohol, with a great deal of depth. I detect slight amounts of smoke to provide a background to the roasted chocolate and hop foreground. Finishes a tad bitter. Thick, slick and sweet.
Dedollewaitor (15435) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a red hew & creamy off white head. Very malty aroma - chocolate, caramel.. very sweet. Taste is smooth & soft with notes of roasted malts & hops. Perhaps some light smokey notes. Long lasting finish & very enjoyable!
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour: deep brown/amber. Head: thin, offwihte. Aroma: sweet, malty. Flavor: sweet, malty, caramel malts. Palate: thick to medium bodied. Finish: warm.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown that looks ruby when you let light through it. Tan head. Nose is heavy caramel with a touch of a peaty tone. Flavor is sweet with a touch of smokey background. Feel is good. Slightly sticky, but smooth. Pretty drinkable, though the level of sweetness (I think) detracts from it just a little bit.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
fine offering from this great brewer. Malty for sure, but also more burnt flavors than I was expecting. Smokey for sure, and very enjoyable...
HenrikSoegaard (12942) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Redamber colour. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Powerfull bitter flavor with licorice notes. Long really nice finish. Creamy palate. Great beer.