crazyvin (1901) - New York, USA - MAY 27, 2003
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
great malty and sweet aroma. A dark brown body with a medium brown head the lasted half way through the glass. A fake caramel taste with no other taste in it what so ever.
drywallman (326) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice medium tan head. I found the caramel and vinous aromas right away. The body was a little thin. Drinkable, but a little sweeter than I'd like.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark red/brown, medium tan head. Strong caramel aroma with a little bit of red wine scent. Sweet caramel flavor, unbalanced. A bit too sweet for me. Thin body. Not big on this.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of delicious carmel, also smells like paint. Dark bron with a hint of red. Flavor is carmel and "thin" somewhat fake. Slight bitter finish as do most porters. Pretty good, but as with most "flavored beers" a bit much
Dorwart (2359) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent frothy head with nice lacing. Strong butterscotch/caramel aroma. Excellent dark ruby color. Flavor is very sweet with strong flavors of caramel and roasted grains. Finish is clean and slightly dry. A decent brew if you like caramel but not one that you could drink multiple bottles of.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong caramel scents in the nose and even stronger caramel flavors in the taste. I actually contemplated whether I was eating a caramel chew or if I was drinking a beer. The jury is still out on that one. A good dessert beer; I guess.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2003
2.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured dark brown with small light brown head. Caramel and toffee aroma very strong. Sweet toffee caramel flavor.
freekyp (1473) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2008 Sweet and earthy with a pronounced caramel nose. A bit of dark malt porter character remains beneath the somewhat intrusive in-your-face caramel flavor. Nice dark brown with frothy head though.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Didn't really like this one. It tastes like an ok porter that someone threw in some caramels. Finished rather harsh.
jb (2147) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice beer - nice dark color, not much of a head, nice sweet caramel aroma. Just the right amount of sweet to hops balance as there is a good rich hops flavor and finish. Not too much however. You are left with a sweet finish in your mouth - delicious. Would just have liked a better, chewier head.