Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Sampled at the Noogfest High Five. Pours a light brown with decent tan head. Pretty fair for the style. Good smokey, peatyness. A little soft on the palate. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Bottle @ Paul’s tasting for Kan’s visit. Brown pour. I have seen many beers that hide abv better than this. Some dark malts, and hops. Eh. j12601 (12979) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle at Paul’s place for Kan’s visit. Pours a clear thin looking caramel brown with a thin white head. Caramel, malt, not much else. Sweet, thin, cardboard. Finishes lightly bitter with a little bit of grain. dmac (6393) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2009
Bottle shared at Moosetoberfest. Poured a thin muddy brown with a small fizzy white head. Aroma of dates, raisin, honey, molassess and lots of isopropyl alcohol. Flavor had some weird celery notes about it blended in with lots of alcohol, honey, molassess and raisin. Not bad but the alcohol was just too hot in the aroma and the flavor. skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2009
This one was rather enjoyable. Malty raisin aroma with hints of clove. Medium bodied dark fruit and malt body that isn’t that thick. Fair amounts of clove towards the finish with definite signs of booze. Good, but not as full as it could be.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Pours a clear deep dark copper/chestnut brown color with mahogany edged when held to a light source. 2 finger off-beige frothy head that quickly dissolves into a thin ring and cap that last throughout.
Roasty nutty caramel malt aroma with hints of spicy pepper and cloves, hops, bready yeast and chocolate. The roatiness is prominent but not overpowering like a coffee beer. The cloves and caramel malt flavors balance things out nicely.
Smooth caramel malt body with a nice spicy clove presence. Hints of chocolate, bready yeast, banana, nut, toffee, roasty malts and sight hops. Alcohol very well masked making this a complex easy drinking dopplebock. The clove spiciness is very strong slightly overpowering the other flavors HughConway (831) - Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Wish they’d make this a regular. Great beer all around and a very good value. BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Bottle sample at Noogfest High 5 thanks to tronraner. Poured a darker amber with an off-white head. Sweet aromas of malt, raisin, and spices. The flavor found toasted malts with light spice. Medium body and sweet throughout. notalush (5896) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Dark mahogany beer with a tiny ring of lace - nose of caramel, cherry, raisin, toffee, some coppery/metallic character - fairly smooth, moderate carbonation, creamy mouthfeel - flavor of caramelized sugars, fruity esters, a bit of tart cherry quality - some leafy bitterness on the tail end, and well as a metallic tang and mild acidity left lingering on the tongue - some caramel and toffee on the end as well - somewhat flawed, but okay. Tmoney99 (14766) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Bottle at Noogfest High 5.
Poured clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Good toasted malt and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Good balanced bittersweet malty flavor with a moderate smooth balanced finish of moderate duration.