Tmoney99 (14968) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle at Cock & Bull Pub. Poured a hazy brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, nuts and earthy aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy earthy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is another standout brew.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2008
(1L handbottle, thank Retorp) Medium brown head atop cola black body. Aroma is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, caramel, some roast, cattiness, chocolate. Tasate is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pineapple/catty, roast, rye chocolate. Medium body, some chewiness. crossovert (13909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Old rate, 750ml bottle, this one wa messy, cocoa, bitterness, randomness, just quirky. BeerandBlues2 (13814) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 3, 2009
GABF 2009. Pours brown with a large creamy light brown head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, nutty), average hop (grass, flowers), average yeast (leather, earth) with notes of dates and raisin. Medium bodied, gritty texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness. Dogbrick (13763) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle at Redlight Redlight. This brew pours a deep dark brown color with a medium thick beige head that dissipates slowly. Small patches of lacing. The aroma is bready malts, chocolate and oak. Full, smooth body with flavors that change sip to sip. Notes of cocoa, earthy malt, caramel and tart fruit throughout. The finish is rich and malty with a fruity aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2009
( 750ml bottle, 9% abv version, courtesy of BMan1113VR ) Pours a hazy amber-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, pine, grass, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor of cocoa, citrus, rye, roastiness, oatmeal, and caramel malt. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2009
750ml bottle. Poured a deeper brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of rye, some oats, earthiness, and floral hoppiness. Tastes of the same floralness, oats, and rye. j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2010
On tap at the Blind Tiger during their Cigar City event. Pours a clear ruby brown with a medium to large sized beige head. Long roast, sweet malt, toast. Nice and spicy right away, long roast with light cedar notes. Toast, roast, nice complexity hidden in here. Long char and roast on the finish with some bitter quinine notes. slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Think this bottle had some age on it. Smelled and tasted muddled malty sweetness and rye. If there was a hip presence it was nearly gone. Hate to score as is, but it’s what I had in front of me. Just ok, which is not the norm for CC.