Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Suttree. Translucent deep brown body with reddish highlights, puffy light tan head. Aroma of coffee and licorice, with roasted malts and lactose sugars also prominent. Sharp, biting mouthfeel, the body primarily showing characteristics of roasted malt, coffee, and light sweetness imparted by the lactose. Overcarbonated and disappointingly bland.
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a black body with a small off-white head. Aroma of roastiness, lactos, oatmeal, nuts, vinous, and licorice. Flavor of raotiness, hops, chocolate, and tobacco.
Fightfire4beer (132) - Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish black with a thick brown head. roasted coffee bean and chocolate aroma. sweet malt and chocolate. Nuttty finish. Good beer. A
jrob21 (3367) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick, dark, black beer. Taste is of a nice roasted flavor. Very full bodied. Aromas of malt and chocolate. Slightly sweet aftertaste. Lingering sweetness. Another impressive brew from these guys.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle via trade with decaturstevo. Aroma: Light cream aroma, chocolate, coffee, sweet malt, and a light sour fruitiness. Appearance: Pours black, but shows ruby highlights when held to the light. Light tan head was very full and frothy with great retention. Great lacing. Flavor: Deep maltiness with some coffee and chocolate, light smoke, a moderate sourness, and a touch of dark fruitiness. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: Good beer. Lacking a bit in mouthfeel. Not as full as I would have liked. Also, would have preferred a little more sweetness. Still, good stuff.
JK (5625) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Suttree for this bottle. It doesn’t have the depth of the baltic porter, but the same heavy palate is there. Aroma much like an oatmeal stout. Flavor has light smoke and rare roast beef as well as popcorn. Black and oily appearance.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle. Pours a super dark red. Foamy tan head. Nose of light coco, chalky, liquorish and sour. Flavor follows, sour and rotten vege. Probably a bad bottle, although it looks like it’s happen to others as well.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2006
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Thanks for the bottle Ross! Pours deep, deep brown and a frothy, beige head that lasts. Leaves nice lace. Aroma is full on metal, sour milk, with the malt screaming to get through. Lots of wet cardboard and leather too. Sweet, metallic flavour, like I am chewing on a metal pipe covered in coffee. Very lactic, milky and sour. Ahh shit n’ piss, what the hell, this is just shashed ass in a bottle. Thanks for sending it Ross. I’ll have to re-rate when I get the chance.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, frothy head. Aroma is chocolate, cream, milk. Taste is lots of roasted malt, which imparts a nice bitterness as well. Light sourness, slightly dry. Great soft body, approachable. Finish is roasty, short.
guzzler67 (1647) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown appearance with a medium sized, mocha colored head. Acerbic, roasted malt aroma that takes on characteristics of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Sweet malt taste that is a tad cloying; chocolate and caramel prevail along with almonds. Sweet, smooth, long lasting finish. (thanks to vikingsman69 for the bottle)