gunnfryd (15483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2006
Bottle. Black colour with a light brown head.Aroma is roasted chocolate. Pleasent roasted chocolate flavour. BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2006
[Bottle - Gabes Junk Food Paring]
This was a very sweet and dark beer and not perfect for the Pepporni pizza. This should have been more for a light food or a food like pasta with a cramy sauce. The beer was a dark borwn with a super sweet flavor and a high alochol content. Loved the flavors and the beer. blankboy (7865) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of Thaichile. Pours a clear dark ruby-brown with a large diminishing light-brown head. Aroma mostly of sweet malt with some nuts, dark fruit and cola. Sweet malty flavour, somewhat sugary with some roastiness and a burnt aftertaste. Body’s a little thin. Not bad but it didn’t do much for me. yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2006
Bottled. Reddish, dark brown with a beige head. Roasted aroma with fruitiness, pear, and some alcohol. Quite weak aroma, and quite weak flavor, with chocolate and coffee dominating. It has some alcohol in the finish, but it is in general well hidden. Quite pleasant beer. (060616) Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2006
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry and Blankboy, Paul’s bottle. Deep dark brown, small white head. Strong, sweet malt - some hops and a lot of cola in aroma. Strong brown ale like taste - sweet with some hops. Really neat burnt toast finish. Not bad - maybe a little too sweet and roasty, which normally isn’t a bad thing, but here it seemed a bit unbalanced.
TChrome (1481) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Pours mahogeny brown color and shows red when held up to the light, with a tan colored, totally retained head. Aroma is alcoholic and plummy also some roasted notes and some dark chocolate. Flavor is very deep with the most vibrant flavor being a wonderful roasted nut flavor, also some brown sugar, a bit of vanilla also. Palate is thin, but that is common of porters. HogTownHarry (7085) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - JUN 20, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2006 Bottle (500ml). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, blankboy’s bottle. Deep brown, average head. Roasty sweet oily aroma, nutty and a bit cola-like, grainy on warming. Taste is similar, oily, a little too extract-y- just okay. Light body, oily and bitter, burnt sugar aftertaste, nutty - decent, not great. Blondieboots (1) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2006 does not count
I had this beer recently at a festival in Connecticut. Dark, sweet and tasty. Went down fast and sat nicely in my belly. Has a high alcohol content, but wasen’t detectable. Now one of my favorite beers, and I highly recommend it for anyone who knows and loves good beer full of mighty goodness. Immy (1958) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 10, 2006
500mll bottle. Deep reddish brown body with a decent beige head. Nose is used coffee grounds, burnt sugar, and a mild nuttiness. Suprising flavor, considering the nose - dark chocolate, dark molasses, and a hazelnut note or two. Finish has a strange bitter, like a bitter cookie dough, if there is such a thing. Mildly dry. Body is a bit thin. Strange take on the style, but pretty tasty. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Nice. Pours a deep brown body with red highlights that supports a creamy light brown head. Nice lacing. The aroma consists of coffee grounds, traces of chocolate, burnt dark brown sugar, and dried fruits. Very creamy mouthfeel. The flavor seems to have more milk chocolate, took on a dollop of mollases, maybe a nut or two, and adds some dark, sweet malt to the blend. This is a dangerous brew, going down way too easily without evidencing its hefty abv until long after it hits bottom. Again, Nice.
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