DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, 2008 edition). Slightly sweet aroma. Dark brown body, small head. Flavor is malty semi-sweet, with traces of spice and chocolate. Astringent finish.
Beerdedone (3204) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 07 vintage. Pours a rich dark brown with a two finger tan head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, brown sugar, light chocolate and notes of spices. Flavor is light to medium bodied and is moderatly sweet with caramel, brown sugar, roasted malts, and with a light smokiness. Decent brew
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark mahogany with crimson edging. A huge, rocky, beige head filled with medium sized bubbles developed. Batter-like froth clung to the edges of the glass after the head fell, but all lacing dissapeared after the first two sips.
Aromatics are rich, malty, and bready. Proofing dark bread leads off, with powdered chocolate and drizzled caramel following through. Slightly roasty and buiscuity.
Medium bodied and on the creamy side, with some residuals lingering on the tongue.
The pallet is more subdued than the nose, with the bready malts still apparent, but a very well attenuated malt character leaves one begging for a little more Munich character.
Bitterness is nill and balancing the slightly sweet maltiness. Fresh bread crusts, cocoa dust, and a hint of toffee round out nicely.
Finishes fairly dry, with some faintly lingering residuals. Alcohol is without a trace, and the beer is very drinkable albeit a bit on the thin side.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Aaron for this one. Dark brown body, tan head lingers, then recedes to a thin layer of bubbles. Light fruity aroma with some caramel noticeable. Smooth spiced flavor, has a fruit roll up resemblance.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(22oz bottle, 2007 vintage) Medium off-white head that mostly diminishes, atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some chocolate, faint earthy. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, light chocolate, faint earthy. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle, courtesy of argo0. Thanks, Aaron! Pours a slightly hazy, reddish-brown color; light tan head with fine-bubbled lacing. Toasted cereal and roasted malts in the aroma; some bitter coffee / chocolate poking through. Medium mouthfeel: dark chocolate, toasted / lightly roasted malts, and some brown sugar; slight dryness; lots of chocolate and coffee coming through mid-palate. Medium, chocolate and toasty malt finish.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of argo0. Clear dark brown body with a tiny tan head. Sweet toffee nose with plums and blackberry. The flavor is moderately sweet with toffee, cola, brown sugar and prunes. Medium body is bit rough with moderate carbonation.
ChainGangGuy (4755) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Pours a dark, reddish-brown body with a scant, off-white head.
Smell: Chocolate aroma of freshly-squeezed Tootsie rolls with a tart underlying fruitiness.
Taste: A little caramel and chocolate maltiness. More of those tart, fruity plum skins. Dash of nutmeg. Mild bitterness. Not much of a finish, it just sorta ends.
Mouthfeel: Just barely medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Simple, straightforward, and, well, that’s that.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
hazy brown, wispy beige head,
sweet dark caramel and chocolate aroma with a light spicyness,
big sweet caramel malt flavor, lots of earthyness keeps it balanced,
dries out upon warming,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep amber color with with a white head. Aroma is caramel, spices, and some hops. Flavor is caramel, astringent roasted malts, and a bitter finish.