brosen561 (70) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. Pours a pitch brown with small, dense tan head. Aroma is very nutty with the sweetness of vanilla. First thing that came to mind with the flavor was hot chocolate supported by caramel and more nuts. Good thick mouthfeel, finishing with a little sweet residue left behind.
SBor02 (67) - Delaware, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pours a rich deep red with khaki colored thick head. There is a sweet toffee and mild chocolate aroma under the head that blends nicely. This beer is mild in sweetness and bitterness which makes it very mellow and enjoyable. A nice warmth from the alcohol comes through at the end with a silky smooth mouthfeel. This beer is a real joy to drink.
millysdaddy (67) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark, reddish brown with a medium, off-white head. Aromas of raisins, caramel, and bourbon. Flavors of plums, peach, raisin, and nutty malts. Solid but not great.
skisangelo (60) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a maroon-brown from the bottle, with a whole lot of head that hangs around a bit. Smell is lightly sweet. Taste is dominated by molasses, a sweet malty characteristic. Very solid doppelbock. Becoming a fan of the Victory Brewing Company.
Zombeer (59) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
had this on tap. Dark color, nice light smoke taste. An easy drinking, good beer that i would recommend to everyone to try at least once.
JohnnyFlake (53) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle - Pours a very dark amber with a modest creamy head. Lacing is modest as well. Aroma is kind of light, not very distinct, sweet fruit and malt, with nuances of caramel. Flavor is mostly sweet malt and dark fruits, maybe raisin with a touch of caramel.
Mouthfeel is full but not truly rich. The alcohol is obviously there, not very well hidden. Finish is semi-sweet and malty, with nuances of caramel. This is a very nice, easy drinking beer.
SeamusNeko (45) - Anacostia, Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Setting: Served in a sample cup at the Michael Jackson Beer tasting held at RFD’s.
Appearance: A slightly murky cherry red/burgundy colored liquid topped by a light tan head that dissipated to a small ring of foam. No real lacing of note was left.
Aroma: Aromas of prunes, cherries, assorted fruits, and caramelized malts beckon you, sirenlike, to sip upon their goodness.
Flavor: Mesmerized by the siren-song of the nose, a hearty quaff gives you sweet and dark caramel malt flavors with a hint of smokiness lingering in the background.
Palate: Solid medium body. Nice and crisp.
Overall: A lovely and contemplative beer. One to quaff while poring over the Old Testament or maybe Homer, I’d say. I’d have no problems drinking a decent amount of this stuff.
Marginalia: In a total beer geek moment, and I blame Randall th’ Enamel Animal for this, I was able to pick out the rauch malts used in this. It’s such a small amount of rauch that you’d be hard pressed to taste it if you didn’t know beforehand. I "blame" Randall for this since all the other taste receptors in my mouth were still reeling from Randallized 120 Minute IPA. The only thing that I could taste with assured clarity was smoke.
bigbobdog (39) - USA - APR 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
clean reddish tinted beer. white head i highly reccommend it i get it when ever i can. one of my favorites
FlySwatter (34) - USA - JUL 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got something slighty funky on the first sniff. Other sniffs found a slightly roasty aroma. Initially sweet but quickly dries out due to the bitterness. Aso a burnt caramel flavor with a slight sourness.
swedishfish (29) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - APR 26, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance is an amber cherry color. When I first poured it into my friends glass the head came out little to none. Then I decided to just dump it into my glass and got a little head but it disapeared rather quickly. It’s light and refreshing and I enjoy the taste it leaves on my tounge. The aroma’s that I’m getting are "earthly" smelling I had a difficult time pin pointing specific aromas. Beyond that it’s a nice beer definetly good for spring. Enjoy.