Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received 12-oz bottle via trade with with Ughsmash. Pours a dark cola brown colored brew with a decent sized tannish beige head that slowly dissipates to a film top. Nice lacing throughout. Aroma of chocolate malt, floral hops, a hint of allspice, cream tartar, and some light yeast. Taste is medium bodied, some burnt chocolate malt, floral hops, roasted nuts and toffee. Finish is semi-dry with some burnt dark malt and chocolate aftertaste. The burnt malt lingers a little but it’s still quite tasty.
topherh (1905) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is malty: sweet and a little roasty. Flavor is roasted malt, nuts, a little chocolate with a lightly bitter finish.
Cybercat (2906) - Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is malty with a subtle undertone of molasses and a whisper of yeast. It pours a nice opaque sable with a fairly thick and fluffy beige head. Flavor is malty and a little sweet, having a hint of molasses, but not too strong. Texture is a little on the watery side and just a little fizzy.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle from Beertopia. Pours black with a dark beige head consisting of multi-diametered bubbles. Mild roasted aroma. This is surprisingly drinkable. Tastes much closer to a stout than a schwarzbier due to the roastedness and thicker body. Still good though, especially for a Point beer.
twindadplus2 (572) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick and black with a thin dark tan head. Heavy roasted malt and dark coffee aroma. Flavors of espresso, dark chocolate and roasted nutty maltiness. Full bodied and thick mouth feel with a tingly bitterness present throughout right to the long roasted finish. It’s good though it’s heavier than any brown ale I’ve had before. Point has disappointed me with these specialty brews before bu this one scores as one of their best.
SSSteve (3630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. a very dark brown, almost black, under a small, fizzy, tan head. nuts, sweet toffee aroma. the flavor is nutty with toffee as well. palate is light with a good bit of carbonation. a bitter, burnt aftertaste. even though is uses ale yeast, it still reminds me more of a schwarzbier than a brown ale.
BrianHagmeier (296) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer! It had a nice roasted/chocolate/nut flavor married to a light sweet malt flavor. Then it finishes clean and clear...which is great because it makes you keep diving in for another drink!
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle from TC Craft. Pour is pretty much black with a decent tan head that quickly fades to not much. Not much in the aroma either, a bit of roasted nuttiness. Flavor is a nutty/chocolate/roasty combo with a bit of a chalky finish. Not bad but not great either.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2010
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. A brown ale? Well, the color was black... Either way, the pour was quite dark, as dark as a stout, and had a slight aroma of chocolate, a little coffee, roast, and some toasted malt. Flavor was a huge disappointment. Imagine a light pale ale, take out the hops, and add just enough black malt to darken the beer but give it relatively no flavor; this was that beer. I don’t care that it wasn’t close to style, it just didn’t taste good in any way.
Ughsmash (6967) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured deeper brown with a nice and rich cap of dark tan head.. set up nicely in the glass. The aroma was sweet, sweet, sweet (and lightly roasty) with molasses and honey driving it.. lesser nutty notes and coffee.. fresh overall complexion, but I couldn’t pinpoint any particular hops. The flavor found similar.. sweet, lightly-roasty molasses and tar at the core with coffee and earthy bitterness around.. light smoke and sweet vanilla as well.. finished with toasted molasses, smoky char, and earthy bitterness. Light-medium bodied and sweet on the palate.. the smoke and fresh bitterness worked well here.. tacky at times during the drink. This was interesting, and I’ll drink another.