pivo (2688) - GERMANY - MAR 19, 2005
Chocolately nose, dark brown color, tall fluffy head initially. Toffee and nut flavors, and again chocolate. More malty and sugary sweet than hoppy. Ends with a dark bitter chocolate bitterness. aspidites (1271) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Almost a brown porter in color. Big roast and toast flavors. Molasses and brownsugar feature prominently. Somewhat lite cocoa and roasted nuts come in with some mild bitterness. Good mouthfeel that somehow faalls a little flat at the finish. IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Pours a very dark brown with a nice tan head. I’ve seen lighter colored stouts than this. Anyway, tons of chocolte featured on this one, light fruit as well which was kind of odd. Flavor has a touch of sour cherry, very interesting addition, who knows if it’s supposed to be there or not but it did not detract to my surprise. Medium to full body. At first sip I didn’t think it was all that great but by the end of a bottle I’m really digging this. YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Nice brown color, small frothy off white head. Roasted nose. Chocolate and nut medium taste. Fizzy carbonation. Nice. badgerben (5325) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Brown color with a medium head that looks like dishsoap. Smells like... dirt? Nutty flavor, but slightly sour too. Slight malt. Not much here.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2005
20 oz bomber bottle. Clear brown with a thick tan head. Malty clean aroma. Malty flavor with some subtle hops. Brown sugar notes. Nice beer. MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2005
2 oz Bomber bottle (from Half Time). Clear brown, tan head tha is thick and lasting. Malty clean aroma, and I do get molasses and brown sugar. Malty flavor, with hints of chocolate and hops. Lingering tart note on the palate. Nice and easy drinkin’. spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2005
Draft. Very dark cloudy brown body with a small light tan head. Nice roasted malted coffee, chocolate aroma. Awesome roasted coffee, slightly bitter taste. Sweet. Very good beer. SpringsLicker (3677) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2005
My thanks go to Shadey for this one.
Big head of light tan on a crystal clear, deep ruby brown beer.
Nice round sweet malt aroma, with just a bit of yeasty bread dough.
The flavor is not quite as sweet as the aroma would have you expect, yet this has no bitterness to it. It starts with almost a sourness and builds towards a smooth sweetness. A bit thin, but quite drinkable. Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2005
Dark brown in color with small head and light tan. Very sweet smelling. Can taste the sugar and mollassas for sure in this one. The malt finish seems a little musty to me. Was nice on tounge.