IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Pours a very dark brown with a nice tan head. Iíve 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 itís supposed to be there or not but it did not detract to my surprise. Medium to full body. At first sip I didnít think it was all that great but by the end of a bottle Iím 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 (5131) - 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 drinkiní.
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 (3617) - 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. zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 [22 oz. bomber] Pours a clear brown color with a thick brown head. Potent aroma of sweet malts with a hint of citrus and some toasted notes as well. Very acidic taste to begin with. Almost is a combination of several different citrus fruits. This goes way to a smooth and sweet malt backbone and a slightly sweet and malty finish. Very interesting flavors for a brown ale. Especially the citrusy beginning. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Bottle: Pours a deep crimson and burnt hue with a long lasting tan head and outstanding lace. The aroma has notes of twangy citrus and molasses, caramelized malting, brown sugar, aromatic and earthy hops, walnut, and ginger. The taste starts a unique combination of acidic fruits (apple and grapefruit) and sweet mocha malts. The sugary tones comes through in midsection. Finished with a strong bitter, smoky and nutty quality. The citric twang lasts forever a does mask some of the sweetness. The feel is lively and sharp. Overall, different and tasty for a brown ale. But a still think I would have like to see a bit more malt taste and a little less fruitiness. Worth a try.