Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Mostly opaque coloring, with overtones of brown and red. Has a minimal head that disipates after a few minutes. Starts off with a slight taste of hops which is quickly gone after the taste gets past your tongue. The hops as well disipate after a few minutes. Tastes of caramel and maybe a hint of chocolate. Generally smooth. YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Deep amber/brown body, tan head. Sweetness in the nose. Caramel, perhaps. Great flavor. Combines sweet and spicy overtones. Good stuff. Suttree (6392) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 21, 2003
Reddish brown, with a thin head that disappears quickly. Nice aroma of fudge and alcohol, with some bourbon as well. Chocolat flavor, with and exceptionally dry finish. Strong, lingering aftertaste. Interesting and tasty brew. ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Pours a hazy reddish color, with medium tan head that dissipates fast. I smell a lot of coffee, with some hints of brown sugar. A surprise to start, quite acidic. I can taste some of the traditional brown flavors in the middle, chocolate and coffee especially. A very hoppy finish makes this a very unique brew. elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Dark brown, very small head. Aroma is brown sugar and hops. A very distinctive brew, with some sugary malt and caramel contrasting a acidic smokiness and bitter hops. Nice effort to come up with something different, which is this brewery's strong suit, but this one attacks with the acid and is just not balanced.
ukoolaid (580) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2003
Bottle. Dark brown with some red. Aroma is a nice nutty roast. Flavor, is a sweet nutty malt. Smooth, and good, but nothing special. Good for a session beer. tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Very good and very different. Dark amber brown body with good inital head that settled to almost nothing very quickly. Somewhat fruity sweet aroma with a good hop backbone. Falavor was nutty and sugarary sweet. A big oily mouth feel much like a belgian dubbel. Very good but to rich to drink to many. SirTom (89) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2003
Pretty good. Sugary in strange ways, similar to other dogfish head beers. A bit of a sour taste. Unique and good. CapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a thin, almond head and a brown body. Nose of fresh hops. Flavours of raisins, hops and caramel malt. Good. Many thanks to Hopscotch for making this available to me... BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - NOV 15, 2003
A bit darker in color than your typical india pale ales. Very crisp, fresh hoppiness, but not overpowering. Excellent ale!