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. 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. Ambrose (141) - East Aurora, New York, USA - APR 4, 2007
Sit boy sit! Good beer. Another syracuse tap favorite. UBU! When all else fails. Ubu to the rescue. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2008
bottle. pours a deep amber with little head. excellent palate... spicy on the tip, solid body on the sides with a slight bitter finish... sweet malts, some nut flavors and caramel round out this one.... solid beer. yankeefan21 (135) - New York, USA - APR 11, 2008
BOTM: This pours surprisingly dark for an ale - a deep rich mahogany. The head is thin and soapy looking with large bubbles. The aroma consists mainly of toffee and malt. This has a surprisingly heavy but smooth body with just a faint touch of carbonation. There is a cerealy aftertaste that is quite pleasant. This is a very good beer for cold nights but not something I would drink on a hot summer day. I WILL be buying this again.
brentfeesh (1216) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2008
12oz bottle thanks to Secret Santa. A dark walnut pour with a light haze. Nutty, malty, molasses like aroma. Very pleasing. The flavor is very good with burnt caramel, molasses, and a light chocolate sweetness. Just a hint of alcohol thrown in there as well. A really fine tasting brew. Full bodied and overall very interesting. MaBeer1972 (2207) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 26, 2010
A dark raisin colored brew with good carbonation and frothy tan head. Flavor is complex malty, nut and coffee like notes. Well balanced with the hops. Mouthfeel is very smooth and body is on the heavy side, almost like a porter. Finishes a bit bitter. Not bad at all. wchesser (2162) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Beautiful dark brown color. Head is thin but frothy. Not a lot on the nose, but mouthfilling flavor of roasted malts. Traditional caramel and coffee notes with a plush palate. Finishes with mouth watering bitternesss. Terrific balance...a standout for sure among a pretty average crop of beers I have tried in NY so far (brooklyn and ommegang notwithstand smaynard6000 (1268) - Apopka, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2012
12oz bottle from beer club. Pours deep red with medium-sized tan head. Aroma is caramel malts and a bit of toffee. Powerful malty flavor with just a touch of bitterness to balance in the finish. I enjoyed this. shrubber85 (11706) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle. Woody toffee malt aroma. Chestnut with small head. Oak, light toffee malt and moderately bitter dry hay hops flavor. Tasty.