MakeItDrinkIt (66) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Dark brown slightly reddish color with a thin light-tan head. Aroma is light cherries and chocolate. Flavor is somewhat sweet, with rich cherries, plums - very nice overall, but fairly light on the flavors. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 25, 2008
in the bottle from seattle beerworks. pours brown with a very thin, almost no head. has a malty maple aroma. this is a big caramel malt bomb. this is like eating chocolate nougat from the whitman’s sampler. has a medium to smooth palate. great chocolate malt flavor. thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2008
This bottled brew from INdianapolis, IN poured a small sized head of foamy tan colored finely sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a transparent dark brown colored typically carbonated body and a good lacing. The aroma had brown malt, mild roasted and smoky notes. The mouth feel was mellow from strta to finish with a mildly vinous aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of brown malt semi sweet and a mild bock like note. IrishBoy (4233) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 7, 2008
.5L bottle from Hollingshead Deli; Nose of molasses, brown sugar, and raisins, with a wine note; clear dark red-brown with a small tan head; flavor is raisins, toffee, and some slight sweetness. I have liked all the beers I have had from these guys! ganache (6050) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Bottle. Big aroma, molasses, port wine and brown sugar, dark spice, nuts, and a funk that I just can’t place but that reminds me of my childhood. Cherry, red berry, lighter caramel. A bit of soap scum odor, perhaps - Dove or Dial? though that’s just on the bottle. Chestnut / mahogany pour with a rocky tan head. Taste is bitter, light grape and minimal carbonation, dry and fruity with cardboardy broad sugar and milk chocolate in the deep bg, a slight musty cellar note. Dry and nutty, increasingly up into the after. Really strong earthy, herbal tobacco notes dominate the overall flavor, the remind of HOTD’s Adam, but only as a child looking up to a fully-realized adult. Winey character is more Merlot than Port. Light body. Not your normal Bock, but very, very interesting. A gourmet sipper for dessert.
hotstuff (5257) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle. Medium sized very fizzy tan head that mostly diminished, very little carbonation, transparent, fast-rising carbonation, and a reddish brown hue. The nose was malty, caramel, sweet, bready, brown sugar, and hints of dark fruit. Ditto for the flavor along with some chocolate and a bit thin tasting. Smooth, thin mouthfeel and light-medium body.Very quaffable, balanced, easy to drink, nicely done, worthy of a try, and I would drink this again. TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2008
Pours near black with reddish hues and a mostly receding tan head. Aroma of thick sticky malt, bread dough, earthy toffee. Taste is sweet and malty, toffee, thick caramelized wort, raisins, and dark bread. Full bodied, lightly sticky with moderate carbonation. A half liter of this beer is a meal! thegreenrooster (4552) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2008
Pour is a dark brown with no head at all. Aroma is malty but not much else comes to the fore front. Flavor is better with lots of sweet caramel malts with some brown sugar and a lasting chocolate on the tounge. A decent example of the style. ABUSEDGOAT (2847) - California, USA - APR 14, 2008
Dark reddish brown, moderate head with some lacing and retention. Aroma is rich with notes of caramel, toast, bread, light chocolate, lightly fruity. Medium to full bodied, quite sweet but not overly so, good balance. very enjoyable. Goodgrief (2059) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - APR 14, 2008
Dark clear amber brown pour with small head and a little lacing. Aroma of sweet brown sugar. The flavor was super sweet malt and a lot of brown sugar. It reminded me again of those candied malt balls you ate as a kid. Some notes of molasses. Just too sweet and the mouthfeel wasn’t all that thick and creamy. Just ok.