IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2006
On tap. Deep brown color, thinner tan head. Pleasant aroma, lots of cocoa, light roast, moderately sweet. Similar flavor, has a fairly dry finish. Lighter bodied, but appropriate. Nice. Too bad the place doesn’t exist anymore. rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2006
On tap @ Buffalo Brewfest - not sure how it got there but I was happy. Nose has maple, chocolate. Flavor is cocoa, light maple, fudgesicle. Wonderful finish. apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Very, very light-bodied, as expected. Somewhat refreshing. Dry, with hints of aged wood and ashes, with an evident smokiness. Some caramel nad malts - smooth and easily drinkable, just somewhat thin-bodied. notalush (5922) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Tap at Waterfront Ale House, Brooklyn - dark brownish copper with rather large, foamy head - roasty, almost smokey aroma - quite dry, but still refreshing - lots of subtle cocoa and dark fruit - smoke, wood - I could drink a whole keg of this. tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2005
Chocolate, raisins and light roastiness in the aroma. Opaque reddish brown body with a low off white head that recedes to partial cover. Dark pit fruit flavours up front are joined by ashy, roasty and cocoa characteristics leading through to a moderate finishing bitterness. Medium light body with moderate, refreshing carbonation. Sampled on tap at D.B.A. in NYC with Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Yep, Drafting Room. Poured darker brown with a tan head. Aroma is carmel, nuts, and dark fruits. Flavors mirror the nose with a little bit of smoke present. Very smooth and drinkable. MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2005
on cask at the Spuyten Duyvil. dark brown color, some gold at the edges, some red at other edges. quite the optical illusion! smoky and cigar tobacco aroma. toffee malt too. nice silky texture, sublime carbonation. flavor starts like watered kaluha, then gets a little peaty, and finishes with sweeter toffee malt and smokiness. my favorite mild. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2005
On tap at the Drafting Room in Exton, PA. Cask conditioned. Poured a dark brown color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of nuts, caramel, light chocolates, and very light dark fruits. Nice subtle aromas and tastes. Very easy to drink. egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Poured a dark brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malt, some dried fruits, chocolate, and spruce. Taste of caramel malt, some light smoke, nuts, and dried fruits,with a faint tartness in the background. Very creamy mouthfeel. Sregnar35 (1033) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2005
Cask Conditioned at Mahar’s in Albany, NY. Excellent dark beer, surprisingly easy to drink. Roasted flavor excells above the nice hop bite.