MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a thin off-white head. Malty carmel aroma and clean. Big malt flavor, lowm hop, with carmel dominating. Very drinkable and a good effort. Many thanks to Lubiere.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer rocks!
Sparkling clear and as coppery as a freshley-minted penny. Not much of a head.
Some chocolate notes and yeasty, doughy characteristics along with geueze in the aroma.
Very malty flavor with rich cream and butter in the flavor. Sherry and alcohol too.
Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Lengthy, bittersweet finish. World Class Brew!
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This ale is a bit on the watery side. It's malty, but it comes across thin.
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark tawny color, slight haze. Little to no head.Faint aroma of malt and treacle/molasses. Flavor is malt and molasses up front, very little hops, in the finish. Alcohol comes through in the mid-taste. Surprisingly thin for darkness and strength.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looked just like a coca cola, minus all of the effervescence. Mild malt aroma, caramel. Coffee toffee in the taste. It had an annoying, lingering aftertaste that bothered me. More alcohol came out as it warmed.
joet (2039) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
carmels, earthyness, the roast is washed like pan carmels, resinous surface, some sorghum in the nose, light medium body, musty, molasses
fly (1393) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Toffee in nose and flavor - a tad sweet. Was afraid it would be one of those "nice bottle, but ,,," I get tired of mentioning "roast" falvor in stouts, guess if it's not there I should say something. Not bad, not all that impressive either.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber with a small head. Nice toffee aroma that doesn't quite follow through in the flavor...it just dort of burns out into ordinary-tasting malts. The mouthfeel is excessively thin, especially for the strong alcohol content. Drinkable but not great.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2003
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep red clear with small beige head. Surprisingly light pleasant floral hops and light roast malt aroma. Body is thin but slightly cloying, kinda syrupy like a flat watery over sugared cola. I don't find the combination of flavors in this one all that attractive, bruised roast malt, disinfectant, and pine tarry. The finish is stale bitter with a hint of something medicinal like Senega or friars balsam.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2007 August 2007. Draft at Beer Bistro. Dark brown, big beige head and very nice lacing. Strange woody not quite smokey toasty malt notes to the aroma, and very light caramel notes. Odd fruitiness to the flavour, light toasty malt and moderate bitterness. Average palate. Bit wonky, and note as good as I remember previous samples being. 6/5/6/3/13 - 3.0
<P>TFOB 2003. Draft. Reddish colour, strong malty aroma, Sweet with alcohol notes. Hated this the first time I had it, my friends still recoil in fear of it, but I enjoyed this sample a fair bit. 6/3/5/3/13 - 3.0