after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2010
draft at naked city. crystal clear but ultra dark brown with ruby at the edges. loose grayish film on top. mild nutty, caramelly nose. almost a little bit of bell pepper there. creamy medium body, a bit silky, soft carb. nuts, caramel, and toast on the mid palate. mild finish. SuzyGreenberg (1604) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2009
draft @ Naked City - dark brown with thin off-white head; sweet aromas of toffee, malts, chocolate and dark fruit; chocolate and some mild roast; decent and not overbearing in the sweetness; quite strong and a smooth, slow sipper Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2009
4/4/09 on draft at the Exbeerience. Aroma is all slightly sweet roast malt. Appearance is dark brown with a moderate maintained off white head. Flavor is sweet sour malt forward, with caramel dominating and almost no hop bittering. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a moderate carb texture. Overall, a little roast heavy, but quite good. BillKismet (4137) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Gorgeous deep mahogany body. Not much visible carbonation and only a residual head. Mild malted grainy aroma. Easy graininesss and mild malt flavor. I get the impression that this will improve with age, especially if served from a bottle. Hard to believe this packs a wallop of 8.6% ABV, as you do not even sense it. riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2009
The aroma is very malty and fruity. I get tons of ripe fruits, prunes, dark grapes, chocolate, and earthy bitter hops. The pour yields a dark reddish brown beer with a bubbly tan head. Flavors are super sweet and malty, yet not cloying and unpleasant. Lots of dark fruit, grape juice, chocolate, and a good dose of bitter earthy hops to round it out. Nice bitterness for the style yet still lots of strong sweet malt and some booze. A style I am not too fond of pleases me almost enough for me to say it was the beer of the night... Almost...