3fourths (9357) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 Sweet and bitter. burnt wood, burnt nuts, roasted honey, nuts, char, toasted bread. lively. full flavored. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2006
12oz bottle. Filtered with a deep garnet hue. White ring of head. Coffee and toffee nose. Cocoa and buttery. Full and sweet malts. Cola pruny. Chocolate and cocoa. Sticky finish. Biscuit toasty. Dry finish. PorterPounder (8226) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Gift from Aurelius on his travels. 12 oz bottle - pours a dark copper color, light, off-white head. neutral aroma with some fresh lake water accents if you try really hard. Flavor has some toffee notes, some nuttiness and a slight touch of chocolate in the back end. Medium thick mouthfeel - but metallicizes in the end. Has potential. Had this on vacation at the beach - Cape San Blas, Fl. KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2006
Bottle. Smells like rank dry poo. Don’t ask me how I know that, but I do. It tastes like Gh-ro-ss vinegar wearing a beer disguise. cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2006
via trade with Beer_Hawk - Pours a dark brown color with a faint head. Has a sweet, roasted malt aroma. Flavor is chocolaty and nutty. Medium body. Easy drinking. Thanks Steve.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with Beer_Hawk! - Thanks Steve! - Pours brown with a short beige head that didn’t stay very long. Aroma of caramel, nuts, and a touch of brown sugar. Flavor is roasted nuts, caramel, chocolate without much hop presence. Medium bodied and creamy on the palate. Not bad. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2006
(12oz bottle, thanks SpringsLicker) Small beige head atop a clear chestnut body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some chocolate, roast. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, chocolate, light nut. Minimal bitterness. Light-medium body, slightly sticky. Braudog (6803) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2006
Draft 5 oz sample at the brewpub, 5/14/06: Reddish brown with a roasty caramel nose. Despite the roasty aroma, the flavor is more sweet. Tasted like a malt ball. Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2006
(On tap) Beautiful, clear reddish brown with an off-white head. Malty nose with a vaguely burned edge. Medium-bodied with lots of roasted malt and a hint of nuts - perhaps even coffee. Dry finish. 300306 Aurelius (5489) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2006
Dark, clear brown. Mild coffeeish aroma. Fairly complex. Overall it gives a smooth coffee and cocoa impression. Some musky malts bordering on a mild ale. Mildly astringent. Creamy mouthfeel. Finish quite bitter. No fruit or grassiness as with many other browns. Lightly sweet, acidic without tartness. Pretty good.