3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose instantly reeks of Cracklin Oat Bran, dog food, bran muffins and chocolate malt. There’s some smaller notes of maple malt and wood in there, but overall this beer starts bad and gets worse over time. Tannic, lactic, vegetal, dry, ashy, pasty. Not exactly good stuff, but I’m glad other people seem to like it.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to eaglefan for getting me this beer.
This pours jet black with a one inch (2.5cm) tan head. The body was a bit thinner than I’d expected, it was medium. The aroma has some cherry chocolate notes. The flavor is slightly sweet, with chocolate hints. I was expecting something a bit richer. a good beer, but not quite great.
keepersj12 (3063) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is subtle fruits and malts. Very rich flavor of coffee and fruits. Very smooth creamy finish leaves you wanting more.
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber Via Ty5592. Shared with Cyn, she loves Pennsylvania, beer from there doesn’t rate to low either. Pours brownish black with a thin 1 finger tan head. Sweet malty nose, altogether average nose. Taste is sweet, and malty and overall pretty nice on one level but on the other level it feels a bit thin, its okay, but not great.
pawkon (1) - USA - JAN 24, 2008 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An excellent beer. I particular enjoy the chocolate taste with the roast malt toffee.
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - JAN 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
a nice rendering for one of my favorite style. dark brown with a thin layer of beige head, it has a nutty nose that bursts with caramel aroma that is blended with notes of chocolate. this bready brew has the flavor that reminisces roasted barley and munich malt. it has a creamy mouthfeel that leaves a lingering aftertaste of coffee.
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, best by 1/4/09, thanks artusory) Medium beige head atop clear cola body. Aroma is medium sweet, smoke, caramel, some herbal. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, smoke, some herbal, chocolate. Medium body, some stickiness.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
High enough alcohol that this requires a serious commitment to the beer. You don’t drink this and hop in the car, or hop on your bike, or hop at all, actually. Good looking dark brown body with reddish notes and a small light brown head, very little lacing. Nose of coffee, chocolate, dried fruit. Taste of coffee, milk chocolate, roasted malts, sweet sugar notes, dried figs, and an interesting lactic sourness. Alcohol is well hidden in the beer, which is good, but still there, which I still find requires a cautionary note. Velvet porter mouthfeel; not a stout.
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This according to the fine folks at Wine and Beer Westpark and now confirmed by this website, is the first cousin of Heavyweight’s dearly departed Perkuno’s Hammer. Pours black, brown at edges, with a nice tan head that lasts quite well. Aroma is pleasant, primarily bitter coffee with some chocolate notes. Flavor is bitter coffee, some chocolate, and a bit of dark fruit. Struck me as lighter on the tongue than the original, and not quite as well integrated, but an enjoyable brew nonetheless. Considering the popularity of the original, I’m surprised this hasn’t received more buzz.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown body with a small tan head. The nose is caramel, toffee, dark fruits, munich and vienna malts and light roast. The flavor is light sweet with milk chocolate, light roast, cracker, brown sugar and raisins. Medium body is round with moderate carbonation and a warm finish.