dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the Grey Lodge in Philadelphia. Nothing really exciting here. Had a little bit of a malt bite. Slight dry aftertaste.
alobar (2715) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2007
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear amber-red with no head. Next to no aroma-some hops, malts. Taste is reasonably smooth with some bitterness at the end. Overall, a very average beer.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
brewtopia 10/21/06 amber in color, go figure. Aroma is caramel malts/light chocolate. Taste is caramel, light chocolate, light amount of roast, with a balanced finish.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brownish red, aroma is bitter raisins and a soysauce character. Sweet maltyness predominates. Hint of buttery sweetness. Thin and one dimensional. Hardly any bitterness, watery feeling.
TomDecapolis (4427) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 17, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep reddish brown amber with an average foamy/creamy light tan head that left lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee, very malty with light hop notes. Flavor was also malty and had this copper/metallic thing going on. Also getting some toasted malts, nuts and agai some hints of hops but not much. Not sure what the metallic is all about.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear reddish dark brown, ppoured very fizy with a quickly vanishing tan head. Looks like a root beer. Aroma of dark cakey malt (like a lighter German chocolate cake), some molasses and dried berry and citrus scents. Flavor was off-sweet and malty, with some tangy hops in the back and a bit of a lemony or orangey tartness on the finish. Palate a little thin and overcarbonated. Not bad, not mind blowing.
Holdwine (1075) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Certainly looks like a red. Malty nose is a surprise based on their other offerings. Nice mixed, sweet malty flavors as well. Then it kinda falls flat. Good effort overall.
sirsirus (60) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a surprise. The aroma is of medium roastiness, red malt, and indeed some black chocolate. The appearance is of a blackish amber. The flavor is sweet and caramely and with a dash of hops. What it lacks however is a powerful finish, it does maintain a lingering taste of carmel and red malt but a bolder bang at the end would have done more.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught: Hazy red in the glass. Aroma and flavor both offer the same in the form of a sweet malty flavor. Finish had some but not much in the way of hops.
Jayb0 (994) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Better for me than many of the reviews I see here. Cerrtainly not overcarbonated, perhaps a bad bottle for Davecooks?
Dark red, near brown, with persistent off-white head and pleasant lacing. Nose of malt, tending towards candy sugar. Firm malt up front and throughout. Finished clean with a mild hop bite.