fro2218 (470) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red in color. Light tan head. Maltly for sure. A little chocolat and dark plums or prunes.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source: Taco Mac
hazy dark red, whispy beige head, chocolate malt aroma, good body, rich malt flavor, good chocolate, nice fruity esters,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Original release sampled in May 2006: Dark mahogany brown pour has a frothy, nicely-lacing white head. Lightly semi-sweet dark caramel malty aroma has a touch of Belgian yeastiness. Body starts with a sugary sweet maltiness, a touch of dark fruity complexity, but a little thin in body. Perhaps underattenuated and slightly cloying in the dark caramel malty finish. Glad to see Sweetwater trying some new styles, even if this one is a little off.
unclemattie (4328) - Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Looks like a dubbel. Dark brown. no head though. Malt flavor is immediate. Slight bitterness, but you’re lokking for it. medium bodied. definite warming effect. That’s it.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Taco Mac. Too bad they serve this in such a small glass. Wonderful dark color with a short lived head. Aroma and flavor combine to tantilize (and satisfy) your senses. Finish is short, bitter and warm.
pintocb (646) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice dark amber color. Banana and clove in the nose. More in the taste. Good Dubbel.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Below average offering from a below average brewery. What else should I have expected? Very watered-down. Seems like a mass market version of the style.
SpringsLicker (3220) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to kp? for suppling Noogfest with a growler of this elusive brew.
Clear medium brown body that throws up a good white head.
I detect some smoky malt in the aroma.
The flavor is sweet malt tempered with just a touch of hops to balance.
Smooth and easy drinking with good body.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Noogfest-2. Thanks to KP I believe. Pours dark amber from the growler to my glass. Sweet malt aroma and light alcohol that is a bit thick and has something in it that is not too pleasing (though I could not identify it). I noted thick malt with dates and dark fruit. Light alcohol and a fake sweetness that, again, I did not care for. Creamy, syrupy body with light carbonation. This is nothing I would go for again.
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy brown with nothing special in the aroma but nothing bad. An nice looker with the light flavor of malt but very little hops. Palate was a tad on the watery side and there were no bitters in the end. Sampled at noogfest late. I would like to try it again early in the day.