gpekar (496) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very dark mahogany brown with a nice tan foamy head. You can hear the foam bubbles popping as the head reduces to a more creamy 1/2" one that left a light amount of lacing. There was a nice aroma of anise and dark chocolate. The flavor initially was smokey and crisp with good carbonation. There was a nutty flavor as well. A dark chocolate flavor and espresso bitterness developed along with a bit of a dry finish. The chocolate and bitterness lasted into the finish and mellowed very well. I’ll be getting more of this one. Very good!!!!
sebletitje (9910) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
beer of summer @ OTH.
pours dark brown, tan head.
aroma and flavors, dark fruits, dark malts, lots of good roast, caramel, light smoke? fluffy palate, grainy. Light hoppy profile on the light side for a mild bitter finish, overall, the beer finishes with a nice bready flavor along with roast and dark fruits.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. – Dark brown, light tan foamy head. Soft cocoa-earth and nut warms to faint aromas of molasses cola. Tangy milk chocolate roast balances well on flavors of dry cola nut throughout. Medium bodied, soft and smooth carbonation, darkened dry malt finish. Rides the line of Belgian brown ale perhaps? Aside from the silly name, it’s a nice first effort. Definitely worth a try…
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice chocolaty brown ale with a nice brisk carbonation that produces a nice head on the beer. Fairly dry and drinkable. Hops are balanced and mostly noticeably on the palate. The nose is dominated by coffee and milk chocolate.