DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Mild, somewhat sweet aroma. Dark brown body, fluffy light tan head. Flavor is intense. Wood, smokiness, spruce, spicy, a bit of sweetness. Sweetness emerges a little more in the finish, along with a touch of bitterness. An interesting creation. Well done.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 10, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark brown with a thin white head. Smells of dark fruit and licorice. Tastes peppery and peaty with a weird cake like finish.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to jjpm74. This is a weird one. Nearly black pour with nearly white head. Raisins, port, chocolate, Bali shag tobacco. Somewhat peaty/smoky. Thin on the palate. Bizarre and mostly unpleasant.
TURDFERGUSON (4027) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared by durhambeer. Thanks Bob! Poured dark brown with small fizzy tan head. Nose is drum tobacco, char, alcohol, and a bit of smoke and overlying sweetness. Flavor is more tobacco and sweet unbalanced alcohol. I don’t think I finished all of this one.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared by durhambeer - drainpour. Rauch, swag tobacco, and weak-ass tea in the nose, with a trace of menthol just to make it a bit more fucked. Very thin mouthfeel, really horrible: p00tz’s Mom’s ass.
emacgee (4450) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks durhambeer for sharing. Pours a dark brown with a one finger tan head. The nose is smoky, raisiny, sweet, some bacon, alcohol. The flavor has tobacco, spicy esters, malty, raisins. Warming yet thin mouthfeel.
mcox90 (1736) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy cola like brown color with a good sized off white head. Nose is malty with some sugar and root beer aromas. Mouthfeel is substantial with a nice heavy feel on the tongue. Flavor is mostly malts with some brown sugar, caramel, molasses and a small hop finish.
argo0 (12496) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Medium beige head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, anise, some caramel, spearmint, light cherry. Taste is medium sweet, cinnamon, some spearmint, light anise. Light-medium body, light syrup.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle, courtesy of argo0. Thanks, Aaron! Pours a cherry cola color; light tan head with excellent fine-bubbled lacing. Lots of cola, mint, and anise in the aroma; very odd but pleasant cola-driven nose. Medium mouthfeel: cola, spearmint, and brown sugar; pretty well-carbonated; interesting, cola and brown sugar dominated, spiced beer. Odd stuff. Lengthy finish: cola, cloves, and brown sugar; some lingering sweetness.
3fourths (8788) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark cola brown colored body with a small tan head. Toothpaste/spearmint/anise/candy sugar nose, very strange smell overall, with a maple/caramel note mixed in as well. Flavor is surprisingly different, the spearmint is very dampened, the body is full, frothy and thick, and it tastes more of chewy bread crust, bran and toasted malt, with a little cola sweetness at the end (and the flavor of rosemary and sweet licorice in the prolonged finish). Weird stuff, but interesting.