emacgee (4136) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clean burnt copper with one finger of dark tan head. Very nice nose, rich and caramelly with notes of raisin and prune. Awesome dextrinous sweet malt character. Light showing of alcohol. Flavor isn’t quite the same, get some oxidized hops in there. Some toasted cereal grain and rich chocolaty malt. Slight astringency and noticeable bitterness.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of roasted and toasted malts, caramel, toast, coffee, resin hops, wood, dark dried fruits and vanilla. Very dark brown hue that sits very dark ruby brown/black in the glass with a small off-white head that left no lace. Flavor is very sweet and heavy bitter. Palate very full bodied, oily with average carbonation. Overall I was quite surprised with this brew after reading the reviews. I loved the aroma and taste and everything else was average at least. A good one.
wavers1 (909) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle courtesy of hubluvsbeer, thank you! decent little brew here, lots of nice sticky sweet flovors coming through, has a sasparilla quality to it which is nice and bright and spicey, as well as some darker dried fruts and prunes to really ground the body. i think this could do well with a year or two on it to round it out axctually.has a bit or shapr candi suger edges to it, but overall nice and enjoyable.
riversideAK (5624) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark husky grains on the nose, dark fruit, chocolate. Dark brown pour creamy tan head. Tart and pruney, some earth, chocolate and dark husky grains. Definitely off. Nose ok, flavor meh.
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. thanks alex! pours very dark brown with ruby edges. loose tan head. big basement and spruce nose, with caramel and roast. creamy medium body with lively carb. tangy tart sharp body. definite off flavor, metallic and basementy. metallic tart finish.
travita (4150) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. The smell is alcohol, coffee, malts, and dark dried fruits. Roasty. The look is dark brown, beige colored head, and ok. The taste is coffee, malts, caramel, and dried fruits.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, anise, cocoa, raisins, dates, and nuts. Flavor of roasted malt, burnt caramel, chocolate, anise, coffee, and light coconut.
JaBier (4995) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Schmohz. Darkest brown pour with a thick tan head. Roasty nose with some tart fruit. Flavor is the same.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Dark brown pour. Aroma is nutty, chocolate, toast. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, some toastiness.
Mora2000 (5853) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours dark brown with a khaki head. The aroma is dark, roasted malts. The flavor is coffee with some roasted malts as well as some burnt malt. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.