jaymobrown (1521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This smelled like glue. Mostly flavorless and dry. Some bitter notes in the end. Medium finish. Also, there were some baked raisin pie flavors, which was nice.
hotstuff (3350) - Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A small sized tan head that creamy and smooth with fine-medium sized bubbles that completely diminished. The body was carbonated with a mahogany hue. The nose malty with some caramel notes. The flavor was malty and caramel as well with a smooth mouthfeel and it was a medium bodied beer with fair lacing.
maltdog (600) - Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Portlike ruby-brown and glear as glass. Tired head is composed of large bubbles. Gentle caramel, maraschino, and smoke scents. Surprising nutty flavor with cream soda, raisin, and fenugreek. Body is creamy and on the light side of medium, but a little chalky and drab. Zero carbonation. Subdued aftertaste sports roasty coffee-chocolate and seasalt flavors. Not bad, but not that good either.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear dark red, little head. Heavy fruit and medium crystal malt aroma. Nice soft large body. Extremely lacking in flavor. Just a bit of caramel and spice.
lawman834 (171) - Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
the group that i dined with in MN ordered it. not that impressive for the style. roasted malt. smoky. metallic finish.
jandd1983 (1621) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It poured a ruby brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of dark roast malt, light vanilla and some coffee. The taste was dark toffee sweetness, light coffee and some vanilla again with a burnt woody flavor in the finish.
dp (604) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2006
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
roasted flavor, can’t shake the resemblence to coors winterfest, carbonation throughout, another decent summit product
celogan (200) - Oroville, California, USA - NOV 3, 2003
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not too bad. Poured very dark brown with tan head that shrunk down to just floating on top of the brew leaving some nice lacing along the way. Not much aroma that I detected, and the hops were not all that detectable. Slight maltiness but not overly sweet. I'd prefere a tad more carbonation, but what is there is sufficient. A decent brew.
Nuffield (3362) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
I had this side-by-side with the Slow Elk Oatmeal Stout and it was difficult to tell them apart--creamy, off-white head over a deep mahogany body, very attractive. Slight hop presence in the aroma, then very little of anything in the flavor. Creamy palate, rich carbonation, though a bit watery for a beer of this style and strength. Ultimately the absence of real flavor depth left me very disappointed.
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This ok but too biter for me. I found it a little hard to drink though I liked its coffee notes. Just too hoppy.