illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with my friend Brian. Pours a deep mahogany with a diminishing off white head. Pleasant aroma of berries, spice, and mild chocolate. Nice medium to medium light mouthfeel, more like a session than a typical strong ale. Aroma carries into the flavor. Flavor of plums, caramel, chocolate, berries, accented by some subtle spice. Not overly sweet. There is not much hop bitterness in this one. Alcohol is VERY well hidden, and makes this very dangerous. A very pleasant surprise. I would recommend that you ask for this when trading with Dallas ratebeerians. However, I would put this in the spice/herb/vegetable category, not American Strong Ale.
TXBadger (2230) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown almost black color with tan head. Roasted caramel malt, a little spice, and charr on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes warm and roasty.
NosirIwont (2203) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a beige head. Cloyingly sweet, slightly tart, malt aroma. Dry and dusty. Flavour is malty. dry and dusty. Bitter finish. Too much carbonation. 26-09-09.
Kevin (2182) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown that is red when held aloft. aroma is muted cinnamon, like a brachs cinnamon candy. flavor was a bit on the bland side to begin with not sure if i was still dealing with something else or not. slightly metallic the first 1/4 through this and i was scratching my head looking for the flavor. it just took a bit for this to open up. the light roast came through with an enjoyable bread sweetness. althoyugh the metallic note remained throughoput it did not detract too much from my enjoyment. nice fuinish of light pepper alcohol and sweet bread.
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scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, white creamy head. Nose held soft notes of toasted toffee and dark fruits, with lesser notes of spiced roasted marsmallow. Dark fruity malt flavors and hints of coffee and caramel lead the way from start to finish. Jjust a touch of balanced hop bitterness in the end, but the malt still wins out. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, malty finish. Nicely done...
DeanF (2047) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a nice fruitiness mixed with coffee notes. Has a nice black body with minimal head. Flavour is sweet cocoas and coffee with a hint of apple. Smooth mouthfeel. It’s a fine and unique stout.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
High carbonation. Fake nutty aroma. Rather poor, dry, lightly spicy flavor.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is honey, toast, caramel, brown sugar, fruit, roast, coffee, and a touch of floral hops. Flavor is honey, toast, chocolate, roast, some coffee, and a light brown sugar finish.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Courtesy of rayl101. Mahogany, film, spotty lacing. Vegatal and spice in aroma, nothing else. Flavor loaded with spice, nothing else. Can’t get past the vegetal character. Really nothing going on here.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’d like an ABV check on this one...it is virtually invisible, leading me to think it might be incorrectly derived. Very light- bodied brew with an emphasis on the malts and less so on the "holiday" spicing...thank goodness. Pretty refreshing malt bomb with some nuttiness in the finish. But virtually NO warming effect, making me think this might be more in the 4-5% range....but I like it!