Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 12, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Twenty-two-ounce bottle. Poured an almost perfect black. When held just inches from a lightbulb there is a red glow to it. Thick off-white head that led to nice lacing. To me, this is exactly what a beer should look like when poured. Dark fruit smell with earthy hop undertones. Sweet almost plum-like fruity taste at the front of the mouth with a slightly metallic, earthy hop taste in the back of mouth. Suprisingly hoppy for a beer this dark. More coffee and chocolate notes come out as the beer warms.Rich mouthfeel. Truly a unique beer.
Braudog (5390) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from my 22 oz bomber deep and dark with a big rocky head. Sweet malty aroma. Flavor threw me a bit ... gritty and chalky, but like bad chocolate. Bitter, but not in a good way. Bit of an off-putting nuttiness ... but as it warms, so do I. Settles into a decent toffee-based bitterness. Don’t serve this one too cold.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2006
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
this beer sucks its like bitter alcholic infused toilet water used to make coffee. it actually made me want to kill myself
Dorwart (2312) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent sized fizzy head. Reduces pretty quickly. Good carbonation. Rich and malty aroma with some roasted grains, molasses, dates and raisins. Color is a very dark brown with a hint of red. Big roastyness in the flavor that lingers for quite a while. Strong alcohol presence. More dark fruit and malts. A bit of cocoa like the description says. Some bitterness but mostly very roasty. Dry lingering roasty aftertaste. Decent.
Bartzilla (518) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2006 Nice. Not at all what I was really expecting. Got some coffee flavor and some liq heat right out of the gate but that gave way to some spices shortly thereafter. Borderline porter, if I am inclined to say so. Wait, I am inclined to say so. Hence this box I’m typing in.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz - thanks zug4abby - Aroma of chewy carmel and toffee, dark fruit, milk chocolate, and some hops. Pours deep brown-red with a small head and good lacing. Flavor matches aroma with a bit more chocolate and hops. Palate is creamy and tart. Different and tasty.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
fruity nose, cherries and caramel, dark brown body, dense, nice laced tan head, super sweet flavor, light roast, maple, smokey finish, woody, well hopped, though they don;t stand out among all of these other flavors, warming, complex on all levels, a good ale for sure, buy one AND drink it
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown foamy tan head. Fruity, bitter bite, smells almost like dirty sneakers but taste GREAT! Very strong warming sensation, relaxing.
ChazMania (640) - Pasadena, California, USA - SEP 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber. dark brown and chewy, it seems sililiar to Stone 8th anniversary, but Stone is more complex and full. This is good but not great imho.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22oz bomber a dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was caramel malts, dark fruits(date/fig), and a touch of hops. Flavor was complex with dates and chocolate and roasted malts and a bit of hops all mixed together with just a bit of alcohol warming. My complaments to reaper for a great beer.