ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Much darker than I anticipated, its dark like a porter. Strong initial flavor of malts and some port like aftertaste. It is a tad sweet on the backside. Very thick and full, but finishes with a fizzy sweet aftertaste.
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Mahars. Poured dark red with a great frothy head. Aroma is very strong and piney. Flavor was pine and grapefruit with an amazing sweet finish.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - NOV 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color – tan frothy head ; however , the head last long – nose of Brown sugar , vanilla , mocha , dry malts , red fruit , tawny port , and slight earthy – tastes are malts , brown sugar , red dark fruit , tawny port , milk chocolate , cameral , toasty , hopps and subtle alcohol - creamy , semi tart body little to no carbonation - aftertaste bitter baking chocolate with sweet brown sugar , earthy with alcohol
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours midnight brown w/ a full semi creamy froth w/ long hang time. Aroma of sweet roasted pine. Full nectar w/ ample mellow effers. Big malted cocoa upfront accompanied by molasis and espresso. Huge gobs of resinated hops persist to fight their way thru the clumpy malt. Big asprin burn on the finish. Overall: Roasted sweet malt w/ a very strong hop profile. Will satisfy a big appitite.
atomcow1 (18) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours with a generous tan head that lasts to the end. Very dark brown but not quite black in the glass. Aroma has a distinct chocolate character. Hops are apparent right away, and continue through the finish, with nice roasted malt characteristics to balance it out. Alcohol is well hidden. A nice brew, but not as "big" as I would have expected.
hopscotch (10767) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Very dark ale (ruby when held up to bright light) with a small, creamy, light brown head. Chocolaty, fruity nose with earthy hops and mild alcohol. The flavor is not overly hot despite its youth and high alcohol content. Medium to heavily bitter in a metallic, mineral way. Not a lot of residual sweetness. Almost full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Lengthy, bitter, grassy finish.
SpringsLicker (3502) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A direct pour yields a solid two-finger head of tan that sits solidly above a clear, deep dark brown body that shines ruby red with intense back lighting.
Rich, complex dark caramel and dried fruit aroma.
The flavor is mildly sweet with a smooth dry palate. Creamy and full bodied, with no hint as to the alcoholic content.
Very nice brew.