Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of douglas88. Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of caramel, nutty, some spice. Tastes of caramel, some sweet malt, tea, earthy. Finish is slightly vegetal. Nice.
ABUSEDGOAT (2677) - California, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Blackish color, light tan head, pretty good lacing and retention. Aroma is chocolate, nut, cola, lightly roasted. Light body, quite sweet.
asedzie (808) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with medium beige head. Aroma has toasted caramel, herbal-grassy hops, slightly mediciney and hints of yeast. Flavor has toasted caramel, herbal and floral hops. Minor metallic flavors knock off a point. Creamy, full palate.
robforbes (2213) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
purchased at the central market in poulsbo, washington.
pour is black with a medium size tan head, short on the lacing.
smell is molasses, cocoa, touch of coffee, nuts, vanilla.
taste is smooth, bakers chocolate, bit of coffee, malt, licorice, ends dry and slightly bitter, just a bit too much on the carbonation.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours blackish-brown with a nice head that dissapates into a thin head. Aromas of marshmallow and leather. Sweet taste, light body, with a fizzy carbonation at the end. Overall, it’s ia good beer for not a lot of money.
douglas88 (8759) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong head, great full taste. Smooth almost sweet aftertaste. Overall a great choice, but I need to have this locally to really decide. It was a bit watery and thin.
nearbeer (5144) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nearly opaque brown-black, with a medium head that lasts. Aroma of molasses, marshmallow, graham crackers, and metallic hops. Flavor is similar. Medium-bodied, with a watery finish.
bhensonb (14622) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 28, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of dark sweet malt with some coffee. Very dark brown with ruby hilites (under halogen). A beige head that left rapidly. Thinnish mouthfeel. Starts with roasted malt, a bit dry, not so sweet as the malt aroma might suggest. Light coffee notes. Arguably a bit of dark plummish fruit. The finish is dry, and there is a balance of overdone toast by hop.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a deep, opaque mahogany with a thick tan head. The nose was of roasted malts, molasses and chocolate. The taste follows suit starting with roasted malts, chocolate and coffee notes as well. The end suggests fig or other subtle dark fruits with a light hoppiness to offset the malt. A dryness leads you to the finish with soft roasted malt taste. The feel was a little thin. Light texture, smooth mouthfeel, very mellow. Light body, but very satisfying taste.
sausage86 (27) - USA - JAN 17, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours richer and much less watery than its "golden" brother; pleasing to look at. Aroma is sweet and malty. Overall flavor is pleasing, but definitely nothing special. Slight bite in the aftertaste. Enjoyable until the last drop. Recommended with food (I had this in a restaurant...)