rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2017 Quite rich, complex and fruity. Much maltier and less roasted that I expected at first. I pronounce it yummy. Serving: Bottle SanfordBrewer (1610) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
opaque mahogany with a thin beige head. soft medium-full body with medium carbonation.LagerLove (65) - Clinton, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2006
aroma: dark fruit, soy sauce, mushrooms, leafy hops, sweet pale malt, char, and tobacco.
taste: sweet roasted malt, carob, licorice, cola, biscuits, subtle apple/pear esters, and a touch of diacetyl.
luscious and flavorful with a perfectly delicate balance, everything comes through but nothing has prominence. quite simple, yet wonderfully complex and deep. the yeast strain seems to contribute greatly to the mouthfeel and the complexity and the balance.
this beer on cask, or very lightly carbonated and pushed through a stout faucet would be outstanding, maybe even with a bit of licorice root tossed in the cask.
A very tasty brew, hints of cola and raisin with a very very licorice finish, a nice sweetness and pleasing bite accompany each swallow. nearbeer (5671) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2009 0.5 L. Opaque black, with a large and lasting creamy cap. Aromas of spicy prunes, molasses, chocolate raisins and a hint of smoke. Tastes of earthy molasses; raisins sauteed in brown sugar and sesame soy; slight chicory and grassy herbs, some gunmetal and marshmallow. Smooooth and medium-heavy bodied, with some slight tingle on the end. Excellent porter.