AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2007
A nice browner brown ale, just enough bitterness to even it out, and a slight hint of chocolate maltiness Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2007
Bottle shared with adamskillin. Decent strong ale. Little bit of bitter, little bit of malt. Goes down nicely. JoeMcPhee (10137) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2007
Tap at Hop Devil Grill. Deep ruby colour, thick creamy white head. Aroma is malty and slightly toasty. Light cherry fruitiness on the nose. Warming brings out a touch of bubble gum as well. Toffee and caramel malt with a soft earthiness. A bit of molasses and earthiness. Simple, but tasty winter warmer. LAC2007 (17) - Edgewater, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2007 This dark ale has a malty character with very little hops apparent. Little to no head but somewhat sweet and vinuous. Hints of chocolate and wildberries or possibly cherry flavors. Very unique in taste and flavor. doublebock (558) - California, USA - JAN 4, 2007
Deep amber/Maroon appearance. Very little head and carbonation. Initial taste pleasant and heavy maltiness and then an almost Belgian Gueze like sourness emerges. Extremely unique and wonderful taste.
NachlamSie (3600) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Bottle. Pours quite dark with a brown/red hue. The head is small and fades quickly. The nose is pretty tame, but some dark, vinous, fruit notes can be detected. The flavor delivers a noticeable roasty quality with a definite aspect of dark chocolate. Buried notes of bourbon and toffee sneak around in the finish. Pretty decent stuff. guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2006
Deep brown appearance; small tan head and little lacing. Sweet malt aroma with ripe, dark fruit esters. Earthy, moderately sweet taste; faint hint of dark chocolate, some hops (especially as it finishes). Medium bodied, modestly carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering aftertaste. sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Bottle. Muddy dark reddish/brown color--like dried blood-- with a quickly diminishing tan head. Aroma of molasses, plum, leather. Dark rich malty flavor with some burnt coffee, even unsweetened cocoa notes. Slightly sour on the finish, like underripe berries, with a mildly bitter and fleeting hop aftertaste. Palate is medium, but this one has a juice-like feel in the mouth. Will take the Frostbite easily over this, but overall fairly interesting if not especially mind-blowing brew. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2006
(draft @ Monty’s Korner - Rochester, NY) Dark brown in color with a nice and thick tan head. Aroma is malty and sweet with not much else to it. Flavor begins with a very sweet and malty flavor followed by a dark and malty middle and some sweetness and other fruit flavors mixed in. Nice and slightly wine-like and bitter finish with a lingering aftertaste. Kind of chewy and really nice. Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2006
From the bottle, pours a very dark color with a bit of red peaking through. Not much of a head or lacing. Smells initially of dark berries, and some sweet malts. Really not much in the nose. It’s got a very unique taste that is hard to describe. Initially of dark berries, like some raspberries and maybe blueberrries, and a bit like loganberry. As it warms, there’s a bit more of a sweet malty flavor, but the fruitfulness remains. I like this beer, and the higher alcohol helps too.