Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewpub, downtown Seattle. It pours a clear deep amber with decent tan head and some sheet lacing. The beer was served way too cold. It was difficult to get a good read on the aroma and it didnít taste as good this cold either. What I was able to smell was mild roasted maltiness and faint fruity esters. The taste, once it warmed some, was a mild burst of roasted malts followed by a stronger cherry, prune and plum fruitiness. I also noticed some mild pine hop bitterness that grew to nearly a moderate level bitterness in the finish.
HogTownHarry (5906) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2008 Bottle (12oz). Courtesy of tomthompson. Deep clear ruby pour, average off-white head. Deep fruity roast malt, light black tea bitterness. The taste is roasty and quite tart, like unripe persimmon, mild dry hopping and woodiness in the linger. Astringent and slick mouthfeel, bitter finish after a near-burnt roast malt up-front. Pretty damned good for these guys.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, illegible date, dark brown color with lasting foam head ,flavors of raisin, fig , honey, nuts and caramel, sweet finish
Ernest (5869) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
2002 bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is dark orange-brown. Aroma is lightly malty (nutty, caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately acidic, lightly bitter, very unclean. Medium to full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Now this is some foul stuff...horrible aftertaste, undrinkable...either this is a ruined batch or the rest of you are on drugs. Hmmmm...or maybe Iím on drugs. What I really want to know is how they got Mississippi River water all the way up to Washington.
DuffMan (5777) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, ruby tones. Spicy, a little plummy, bready and toasty, slightly yeasty. Not a lot of hop character, but I donít mind. Very satisfying.
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-oz. Pours a deep black, essentially opaque, with a scant off-white head that doesnít stick around. No lace, little carb. Smells roasty, smokey, char-y. Assertive attack; thereís genuine thick-ish body there, itís even almost oily; active carb; semi-bold flavors. The mid-palateís got that smoke and roast and char again. I definitely donít remember this beer being this bold by any means. Sweet leathery notes start to emerge as it warms, too; theyíre on the nose and the tongue. Surprisingly decent stuff; you forget (most of the time) that Pyramid could actually make a beer if they put their minds to it. Hereís proof.
drowland (5686) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this awhile back while doing my undergrad. Donít remember specifics, but I was a fan of this one.
crossovert (5629) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Metallic, with surprising bitterness. IT is a deep red color and has a decenty thick mouthfeel.
marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours black with a thick tan head and a fruity aroma. There is a dry roasted malt flavor with some dark fruit and a bit of chocolate. very drinkable.
BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red brown color with nice head and good lacing, medium bodied. Roasted malt the primary aroma, but nad hints of blackberries and honey. Good balance between the sweet malting and northeastern hops, nice twang during the aftertaste. Very nice.