swanmann (641) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m too congested to truly behold this tastey brew. Can poured with a 1/2 inch, creamy, nougaty head. The coffee color blocks most light attempting to come through. Very carbonated tastes of coffee, black and chocolate malts. Tastey high alcohol
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Nice dark color. Smells really good, with lots of malts present. Taste is malty, with some smokiness and chocolate underlying a nice hop bitterness. A well crafted Scotch ale.
Mumpu (46) - USA - SEP 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark scotch ale, malty with a smokiness in the aroma and the palate and hints of burnt coffee/chocolate.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz Can! Deep brown with slight ruby highlights. Spotty off-white head. Bready toffee nose. Cherry Coke. Sweet caramel and toffee. Slight bitter finish. Nicely balanced between the malt and the hops. Nice burn at 8%. Really nice and sweet.
jcr (2256) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Appealing dark reddish brown pour with tight-bubbled, creamy tan head. Aroma filled with sweet malts that conjure up molasses, caramel, raisin. Tastes rich with sweet malts and a peppery alcohol finish. Thick and creamy on the palate. Easy, tasty drinking.
hotstuff (4353) - Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Large tan fizzy head that mostly diminished, sparse lacing, transparent, fizzy carbonation, and a reddish brown hue. Malty, caramel, chocolate and alcohol nose. Ditto for the flavor. Smooth mouthfeel. Light-medium body.
desurfer (1242) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2007 My first experience with a canned micro. I’m a big fan of the use of cans versus bottles, and I’m excited to finally get to try this along with Dale’s PA. Body is a very deep garnet with a thin tan head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and a bit of smokiness. Although the palate is thin, the beer is still full flavored. Smoked malts abound, with some chocolate and plenty of caramel. Hops take a back seat and are not very noticeable. Finish is smoky and sweet. Nice beer, and I hope to see more brewers get into canning.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Canned. Reddish brown coloured. Light malty aroma. Sweet malty flavour. Quite thin and bland.
Kevin (2116) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
i was over at TAR and cb’s place. they wanted to know if i wanted a beer while they cooked, sure thing. so i’m habded this to pour in my glass and jeff tells me the glories of oskar blues affordability while i drink. poured a red hued black body with with a tight lasting tan head. malty(out) aroma with maple syrup, and cedar wood smoke. sweet vanilla and caramel with a chocolate flavor coming in late and lasting. a bit of bubblegum in the finish with the chocolate. something like like licking a pane of glass here that is off putting a bit. i am still amazed at the head consistancy.
Sregnar35 (989) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mahars. Dark brown, with a small head. Aroma very burnt. Flavor is also burnt, rich coffee beans, chocolate and a crisp caramel tartness.