tia (848) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark creamy head. Smells sticky and sweet. Toasty, mildly sweet, a hint of dry. Medium-bodied.
BBB63 (5602) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Corked bottle and served in Bells snifter: Pours a deep ruddy brown with a fading head and minimal lace. The aroma has notes of prunes, berries, liquorice, tar, light tobacco, leather, slight lacto milky sourness, roast, toast, walnuts and a wee bit of coffee and herbal hops, Fair amount of alcohol detected on the nose as well. The taste is dominated by twangy and acidic fruits, the malts do play around but are mostly minimized by the fruity character of the brew. Very light earthiness and even a hit of soy sauce and band-aid. The mouth feel is moderately carbonated and a bit ashy, a bit medicinal as well. Well it shows promise, ultimately it fails to stand and deliver. Not worth the $13 I payed for it.
jzzbassman (1414) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, fruity esthers, and banana. Flavor is toasted marshmallow, a bit of milk, licorice, and maple syrup. Finishes long and full bodied. Very interesting and definitely atypical.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, raisins, yeast, and cocoa. Flavor of roasted malt, plum, yeast, licorice, and caramel.
wlajwl (3327) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet malt and a hint of tartness and alcohol in the aroma. The flavor is fruity with some elements of toffee and a acidic finish. Not bad really, although much more expensive than Iím willing to pay for again.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pretty interesting. pours a medium dark brown body with moderate opacity and a generous yet controllable spongey and sparse brown head that leaves some minimal spotting. the aroma has a lot of nail polish remover. its not nearly as prevelant in the taste. its nice and creamy, some alcohol heat and slight astringency, but the flavor is definitely good. lots of roasty marshmallow, bitter and sweet cocoa, and thena brighter carb and abv in the back palate. decent, not great, but honestly better than i was expecting.
Cybercat (2772) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a barely translucent dark chocolate brown with a fairly thick and frothy, if not too persistent, tan head. (BTW, somebody please tell Thomas Creek that those plastic corks SUCK - they are a bitch to get out of the freakiní bottle!) Malty aroma has tones of molasses and caramel and a brandy-like fruity note. Satisfying flavor has molasses, malty, caramel and brandy tones, as well as hints of semi-sweet chocolate and coffee. It is slightly sweet, balancing the sharp alcohol edge nicely. Thick-bodied texture is syrupy and somewhat tingly, leaving a finish that has tones of brandy, molasses and maple syrup. Screw repentance and enjoy this one!
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 19, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
What the hell it smells hoppy and boozy. It tastes boozy with more booze overshadowing booze.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(750ml bottle thanks to blutt59) clear rich brown-cherry with a thick creamy tan head. Nose of chocolate, fudge, cream, and richness. Taste of raisin, umami, chocolate, and a bit rich. Very weird linger.
Cavie (3548) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy blutt59. Pours a dark brown color with a bright red color in the light. Ring of beige head. Aroma is dark malts, light Belgian fruit, roasted and gentle tartness. Flavor is roasted chocolate, dark grains and Belgian fruit. Easy Finish.