hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I can say that this beer lived up to its hype. A very attractive beer when poured. Deep red with a medium off-white head. Not a lot of aroma, but there are hints of caramel and maybe vanilla. Nice on the palate, decent carbonation. The taste is quite good. Crisp and clean up front and finishes with just a touch of bitterness. Flavors of chocolate and caramel are noticeable. A very good beer.
tectactoe (2194) - Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 Bottle: Rich, caramel colored body, hints of ruby at the edges & darker brown towards the center. Head dissipates quickly to a thin beige ring. Aroma contains sweet caramel malt, red apple, prune, & a strange off-note that really reminds me of Robatussin. Light toastiness. Flavor is luckily void of the cough syrup. Hints of toasted malts, caramel, burnt bread, light raisin, hints of apple, some slight nuttiness, & a touch of phenol in the finish. Medium body, just shy of sticky. Light hint of earthy bitterness lingers, but actual hop flavors are muted. Not bad flavor, but the medicinal aroma brings the score down a bit.
Countbeer (4672) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Many thanks Hackobock: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Medium sized creamy head.
Amazing deep dark ruby red colored beer.
Aromas of malts, caramel, prunes, plus, some toast, bread, cream and some red fruit with meat tints.
Flavour is malty, grainy, roast, bitters, caramel, light herbal, some honey, light bready/dough and some caramelised grains.
Aftertaste is bitter, malty, caramel and some honeey and hay tints.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, just a bit more than medium bodied.
Quite a tasty beer though a bit in one dimension...
jonnyguns (1044) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Three Floyd's brewpub. Pours a murky brown with minimal head. Nose shows toffee, caramel, chewy malts. Taste is roasty, chewy toffee, sweet caramel and light malts. Great.
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slowrunner77 (6029) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
it’s one of the smoothest i’ve had. not as strong of a peat malt flavor (maybe it gets knocked for that), but it’s got a great body and taste. Another well made beer from Three Floyds!"
outlawskies (428) - - OCT 12, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Julie says smooth with a sweet fruity undertone without hops Julie gives a 4. B.
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mcberko (6876) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a dark amber / mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings out toasted malt, toffee and cardboard. Flavour is about the same, with notes of toasted malt and toffee, with a toasted finish. Quite flavourful for the style, perhaps not as fresh as it should be though. Good beer that would’ve benefitted from drinking fresher.
Stuu666 (3166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep brown, nose is sweet toffee, fruity, taste is similar, rich.
Darkmagus82 (1784) - - OCT 4, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-5-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown-copper color with a tiny tan colored head. The head fades very fast, leaving some foam islands on the surface of the brew and a tiny bit of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is big and sweet with tons of caramel, toffee, and chocolate. Along with these sweeter aromas is a rather decent showing of a lightly roasted bready smell as well as some smells of yeast. A very light hop aroma of an earthy nature is there as well rounding out the smell nicely.
Taste – The taste begins with a big sweet caramel and toffee flavor mixed with a roasted brown bread taste. Soon after, flavors of chocolate and a bit of some darker fruits of plum and prune come to the tongue sweetening the brew even further. Some cola like tastes later join in as well but at a loss of some of the toffee, diminishing the more buttery smooth sugar flavors of the brew. Toward the end, some hop flavors of an earthy and grassy flavor, as well as a bit of a oaky flavor, come to the tongue. The combination of flavors that is left at the end of the taste ends up leaving a quite sweet, roasty and malty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the averages to slightly thicker side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average. The added thickness of the brew is nice for all the roasted and sweet flavors of the brew although a bit less carbonation may have helped accentuate these flavors even more.
Overall – This is a sweet and malty brew for sure. A fantastic beer for a nice fall or winter day. Lots of sweet sugary taste with a nice brown bread flavor.
hackobock (1573) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
September 4, 2014. Bottle. Pours clear ruby red with a medium tan dense head. Aroma is caramel, nutty, fruity notes. Taste is medium sweet caramel, nutty, light dried fruits. Finish is light bitter and with fruity nutty notes. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation.
arnold931 (606) - Iowa, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark caramel with small tan head. Nose is caramel with a little scotch. Taste is sweet caramel, toffee and some scotch but it hides the alcohol well. Some lasting bitterness in the aftertaste. Nice beer.