bhensonb (13995) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BevMo. Dark reddish copper color with an ok beige head. Aroma of roasted caramel. Full bodied with mild but sharpish carbonation. It’s rather sweet, progresses to roasted malt, shows a mild touch of coffee, has touches of likely noble hop. Heat is very well hiddden. Finishes towards dry/astringent with something like chocolate coating the mouth. It’s a variable beast. I think they have a good beer here.
Tmoney99 (13344) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Hyde Park Wine.
Poured dark brown hue with large light brown head that lasted most of the beer and had good lacing. Medium aroma of citrus and caramel. Medium to full body with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Full complex sweet flavor with medium sweet finish and small alcohol bite of moderate duration.
Ratman197 (13106) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, pepper, cocoa, molasses and dark fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, molasses, pepper and light fruittiness with a smooth warming carmely finish.
argo0 (13070) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle) Small beige head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, sugar,raisin, some molasses, alcohol, light vinous. Taste is moderately sweet, molasses, caramel, raisin, some alcohol, pepper, light earthiness. Sticky medium-full body with low carbonation.
Lubiere (12802) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dirty hazed brown bock with a thin mocha head. In aroma, loads of dark fruits, cherry liqueur, musty and powdery character, a bit cloying. In mouth, a sweet caramel and cherry drink, with warming alcohol, a bit lacking in body, but overall, interesting.
bu11zeye (12697) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of jkwalking05) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of nuts, grain, light floral, and caramel Flavor of bready malt, rye, raisins, caramel, and chocolate. Full bodied.
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-shared by jtclockwork-pours a thin light tan head and copper/red color. Aroma is medium fruit-cherry/plum, medium malt. Taste is medium fruit-cherry/plum, medium malt-chocolate, secondary spice hops.
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear mahogany with a small, fizzy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, nutty, cookie), light hop (flowers), yeast (flowers) with notes of dates, butterscotch, and alcohol. Full bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, and a dry-spicy finish. Average duration, heavy sweetness, moderate acidity, and light bitterness.
Drake (11605) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Alraomon. Thanks! Pours a reddish copper color with a thin head. Poor head retention and fair lacing. Very malty aroma with notes of caramel, toffee, toasted malts, fruit and hops. Taste is EXTREMELY malty... tons of toffee, brown sugar and dark fruits. Full bodied and quite sticky in texture.
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Oren. Dark brown. Aroma of soy sauce, malt, caramel and demerara . Sweet thick flavor with honey, caramel, a bit of licorice hints, a bit of fruits and a drier finish with a bit of alcohol. Medium to full-bodied.