Holdwine (1146) - 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 (1136) - 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.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - MAY 16, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Via trade with Doclock. I find the label a bit ironic- I’ve been drinking micro brewed beer from the southwest for sixteen years or so and the first one with a Kokopelli on the label comes from Vermont, go figure. Oh my God, can you say CARBONATION? It looks and sounds like a Coke when you pour it. You’d be hard pressed to convince me it was a beer if you where handing the glass to me. Malty, caramel aromas. Very thin malt flavor. Overly carbonated. Understated flavor, no hops. Dry cardboard aftertaste.
Beerdedone (3156) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours dark with an off-white head. Aroma of roast and caramel. Flavor is smooth, sweet, but a little watered down.
raymow (1290) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Adecent red ale. Nice deep, dark red color and crisp malty taste. Good, but not great.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Courtesy of some fine Rate Beerian whom I have forgotten.
Second beer I have had this session with an "old sneakers and socks" aroma. Rich and deep amber with a quickly diminishing head. Flavor is a bit tobacco-tinged int he fore followed by ample malts, but nothing pulls anything together.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2005
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
brewwtopia 11-12-05. Poured amber with huge fluffy and foamy head, could be the person who poured? Nose was malts, some wood and earth notes. Taste was nowhere as good as the nose. Skip this.
DocLock (9242) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours ruby with a 2-finger, off-white head. Aroma of malt, cabernet, cherries, some brown sugar. The flavor is roasty malty, with some fruit, hops, brown sugar, and dark chocolate at the finish.