argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2008
(12oz bottle) Small tan head that mostly diminishes, atop clear mahogany body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate/caramel, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some chocolate, orange, earthy, light alcohol. Watery medium body. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2006
On tap. Poured a darker brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, and citrus. Tastes of roast, chocolate, citrus and nuts. Light alcohol in the finish. jcwattsrugger (12518) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2010
on tap-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium malty, some earthy hops. Taste is medium malt is dominant, some earthy hops. Easy. hopscotch (11182) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle… Pours clear and very dark. When held up to bright light, I see ruby. Small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The nose is a swirl of NYC street-vendor candied cashews, vanilla, chocolate, espresso and mild campfire smoke. Medium to full-bodied with fizzy carbonation. The sweet, malty flavor runs parallel to the aroma – toasted nuttiness alongside mocha and a splash of vintage port that lingers well into the finish. A careful, conservative hop schedule and black malt bitterness prevent the sweetness from running absolutely rampant. Underrated. DocLock (10971) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2008 Bottle from Capone’s.
Rerate 10/3/08. Same ruby color, but with nose of dark malt, cacao, nuts, caramel, brown sugar, figs. Tastes caramel malty, figgy, brown sugary, with nice cacao and nutty notes. Much better than last year, and I am updating this score.
This one was a mild disappointment. The color was dark brown (ruby thru glass) with minimal off-white head. The aroma was dark malty, you could say a tad portery, with some tart cherry, spice, and Lactobacillus notes. The taste was caramel malt, tart cherry hints, some dark fruit, and mild hops. The tartness remained throughout, joined by a mild vegetal flavor late, and a general lack of complexity and balance throughout, making this one a one-timer only.
kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Date: 05/24/2008sebletitje (10287) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2010
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy dirty white head, bits of lace,
Aroma: dry dark caramel malt aroma with an earthyness,
Flavor: rich dark caramel malt flavor, light smokey earthyness, touch of sweetness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
pression @ OTH
couleur, bordeaux/ambre, mousse blanc-cassé.
arôme, prune et baies, malt grillé.
goût, léger au palais, conserve ses notes grillées, léger café, caramel, fruit; prune. Qcq note de levure au finit tout en conservant une présence grillée/café qui est minime. GT (10002) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2009
On tap at Stubbie and Steins in Gainesville, FL. This is disgusting. Pours a deep amber with a thin, creamy, tan head. Weak retention and no lacing. Olive juice nose and taste. A bit of rotten vegetables. Beets. Metals. Just gross. Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle pours clear garnet with tan head. The aroma is musty malts shuffling over to some malt roastiness with thin layers of dark fruitiness and a sense of caramel back off in the background. It has a light aroma but it seems pretty darn nice. The taste begins with malts both sweet and roasty that create a pleasing mix. Soon after modest notes of figs and dates and caramel pick up and join in to midway. Into the finish malt roastiness, a touch of caramel and some cherry hard candy take this to closure. Nice. The moderate level of malt roastiness keep this from being overly sweet. FROTHINGSLOSH (8069) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Sampled on draft this beer poured a dark chestnut color with a medium sized dark tan head. The aroma was woody, nutty and lightly roasty. The flavor was tangy, roasty and woody with a light nutty undertone and a touch of smoke. The finish was long nutty and woody. Medium body. Solid.