Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2007
Bottle drunk 4/29. Dark ruby color. Aromawas malty and roasted. The tastew was the same with sweet caramel taste. Just ok nothiung too special. Grovlam (4252) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2007
Bottle [Big thanks to Jeppe for sharing] large creamy beige head that mostly lasted. Good lacing. Mahogany color. Rye bread, caramel, burned notes with some grapefruit, pine and elderflower. Full bodied with a light alcoholic texture. Flavor was moderated bitter with excellent balanced sweet malty notes. Light dry and bitter finish that lingers and turns into a slight liquorish feel. carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2007
pours dark brown with off white head. mild aroma of malt and some yeast. taste is thick and bold, raisons, and a nice hoppy finish. Tons of bold flavor... good one! jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Yuck, that’s mostly what I remember. Bought a single 12 oz. of this when I was out in Boulder. Tastes of maple, molasses, hops. But, it seemed a bit off, not very balanced, and too hot for me to enjoy for me. A quite unique beer, but not one I liked. IMtheOptimator (1170) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Poured a dark mahogany with some lighter highlites and an off-white head. Rich aroma of wheat bread, red wine, biscuit dough, a bit of molasses. Taste is strong and sweet with powerful notes of brown sugar, molasses, and maple syrup, slowly giving way to some earthy and grassy hops and a prevailing dryness in the finish. A bit of a metallic flavor clings to the back of the palate. Strong, assertive, somewhat unrefined, perhaps even more so than other of the brewer’s offerings. Have no idea what’s up with the eyeball gimmick.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2007
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear garnet color. Head was thick and light tan with good retention and lacing. Rich malty molasses aroma with a hint of soy sauce. Slick, oily mouth feel with a touch of sweetness. Roasty malt flavor up front gave way to brown sugar, resiny hop, and subdued bourbon notes. Finished with ample hop bitterness and a smouldering warmth in the stomach. jerome6957 (17) - New York, New York, USA - APR 23, 2007
Pours a medium ruby, with a small off-white head that mostly disappears. Heavy aroma of prunes and plums, caramel and syrup, with some light pine resin floating in the sweetness. Flavor sweet, dark and fruity, with flavors of chocolate and a muscular bitter kick chasing down a long, chewy finish. Strong alcohol heat makes it a little harsh and astringent at the end. doubelknv3 (1093) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2007
Sweet, syrup, malty aroma. Brown-amber with a thin head. Licorice, sweet roasted malts, hops, syrup flavour. Fairly harsh bitter that lingers. johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2007
Very strong alcohol after taste. You can definately tell its 9%. Aroma of hops, molasses, caramel, and a touch of citrus. IrishBoy (4224) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 18, 2007
12 oz bottle; Nose of grain, brown sugar, caramel, and some light piney hops; clear cherry brown with a medium beige head; flavor of hop bitterness, contrasting with medium sweetness,molasses, amd caramel; the bitterness lasting to the finish in the medium body. Very interesting!