fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Per, a few years old bottle
It pours a brown color, with small head. Oxidized aroma of caramel, light phenol. Semi-sweet flavor of dark caramel, some oxidisation again; correct bitterness, but less that it should have been originally. Doesn’t age well.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks riversideAK! Milk chocolatey nose, dry dark bread. Murky mousey brown. Great balance between toasty caramel and ashy grain. Creamy finish. Everything I love in a dark beer.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. drank on 11/28/11. Pours a med darker orange not much head. caramel, bread, dough, vanilla, woody, raisin. It was past being top notch but being as old as it was held up good. Lots of sweet taste like carmel and dark sugar fruit. Not bad given age but prob a lot better in past. Had anv 9 today sucked so happy 8 was fairly good.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice nose oxidized port nose aged woody earth caramel brown bread. Brown hazy reddish orange pour. Thin tarnish head. Caramel brown bread toast vanilla light wood and earth. Oxidize d sweetness honey. Held up incredibly well. Well carbonated. Good stuff lingering g light port notes.
Gription79 (2252) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: chocolate, caramel, raisin
Taste: chocolate and toasty malts
Beer a bit past its prime maybe, but a good beer none the less.
Sledutah (4654) - Utah, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by footbalm, thanks
Appearance: Hazy brown with a small tan head and light lacing
Aroma: Sweet chocolate, dark fruits and malts
Taste: Toasted malts, toffee and dark fruit
douglas88 (5925) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from August 2004 thanks to footbalm. It’s cool that footbalm no longer shows up as a spelling error because I finally changed the setting a few years ago- a true honor for Eric! Pours a cloudy brown color with a medium orange head. The aroma is sweet chocolates, some oxidation and fruit. The flavor is much like a thinish porter, some chocolate, light oxidation, a thin body. Toasted malts.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured dark reddish brown, smooth, dark fruits, molasses, oxidized, little chocolate.
bhensonb (10930) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 23, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got this bottle from Holiday Wine (with some effort). Pours deep dark ruby with a beige head. Aroma is warm coffee and toast and chocolate. Flavor is fruity and chocolate with some tobacco accents. Quite mellow. Very pleasing.
marcus (6436) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours opaque brown with a thin tan head and a fruity chocolate aroma. The flavor is also fruity and chocolate with some leather. Has probably mellowed with age into a pleasantly delicious brew.