anders37 (25659) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty sweetish caramle finish with yeasty hints.
Travlr (23637) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of solidfunk, thank you! Dark amber brown color, bright off white head. Aroma of toasted brownies. Taste is cocoa biscuit.
Drake (13304) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2010 Bottle. Pours very dark, orangish-tinted black. Fizzy, cream colored head with decent lacing. Spicy, bready and hoppy aroma. This is very creamy. Subtle hops with a roasted coffee taste.
BeerandBlues2 (12848) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with ruby highlights, creamy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, toast, cookie, caramel, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of bubble gum, dates, brown/caramelized sugar, and alcohol. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, toast, cookie, caramel, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of bubble gum, dates, brown/caramelized sugar, and alcohol. Full body, medium warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a medium sweet and lightly boozy finish.
Dogbrick (12640) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Day Before Labor Day party. The beer pours a dark reddish-brown color with a medium thin dark beige head that dissipates slowly. Thin rings of lacing. Aroma of dark malt and yeast, and some mild spices. Medium-bodied with flavors of doughy malt, spices and yeast. The finish is dark fruits and malt, leaving behind a mild sweet spice aftertaste. Above average overall.
hopdog (12140) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with dkachur (thanks!). Bottle labeled enjoy by 12 2008. Poured a deeper brown color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of yeast, some dark fruits, caramel, roast, and chocolate. Tastes of caramel, dark fruits, some yeast, and chocolate.
hopscotch (11014) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle… O-Town/Vero Beach Throwdown Part 8… Dark prune-colored ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. Decent retention. The earthy, fruity aroma offers leather, horse blanket and dark fruits. Medium-bodied and a little astringent with lively carbonation. Malty with lots of dark fruits and tannic bitterness. Not very sweet. Lengthy, lightly bitter, and then bone-dry finish. Thanks go out to growler for sharing this bottle!
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2015-03-04. Very dark brown-black body with a small tan head. 3+ Aroma of sweet malt, light cocoa and burnt sugars. Flavour is similar, sugary brown sugar, light tang. A bit odd overall, not really to my tastes. Smooth average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Bottle shared by solidfunk.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by beastiefan2k. Black/brown beer, lightly solventy and loaded with off-flavours. There is a bit of brown sugar, a touch of bubble gum on the back. An astringent grainy harshness. There is all of the bad stuff about some Belgian yeast and very little of the good.
blipp (8884) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Dark fruity aroma with some spicy yeasty notes. The flavor has dark fruits, toasty and sweet caramel malt, and spicy yeast. Very nice.