koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Bottle purchased from Liquid Solutions.
Appearance: Nearly black with red/brown corners and a cafe latte 1 finger foam head with a bit of retention and some lacing.
Smell: Nice roast malt character, a touch of toffee, and perhaps a dark fruit note such a fig.
Taste: Exactly like the nose.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with enough carbonation.
Drinkability: fairly sessionable.
I though LSD was pretty decent, didn’t like C-Note Imperial Pale Ale though. I’ll still be trying more of their offerings.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-22-2009 ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 14, 2010
2010 Bottle - Thanks BuckeyeBoy!! - Pours a clear, dk ruddy amber with a small beige head...aroma is roasty, dry malt, burnt grain and cocoa, toast...flavour is similar, chocolate, bitter burnt grain and resiny hops, roast and malt...thanks Jeremy! 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Bottle:   Deep brown, nearly black, moderate to large frothy light beige head, spotty lacing.   Soft husky nose, a little roasted and burnt.   Some campfire and charred wood.   Bitter and sweet hoppy charred wood on the tongue.   Strange combination.   Not very big for being a Strong Ale of sorts.   This one does work, somewhat, but would be better had it been maltier, meatier.   Not heavy enough, for me at least, to qualify.   Somewhat reminds me of a Black IPA with a touch of Scottish.   Take that back, almost not even big enough for an IPA.   As it warms, I am warming up to it.   This is one of those odd duck beers that you need to keep drinking to figure it out.   Seems very quaffable, in a strange sort of way.   Just wished it were maltier, sweeter, and more viscous.   Oh well... brianprentiss (701) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2010
really like this beer, fantastic on draft, smooth and hoppy and very balanced. wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - MAR 26, 2010
not a bad beer at all, actually surprised. nice malt forward smooth beer. nothing offensive about it. very sessionable for me, goes down like a bud light does a rednecks gullet.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Bottle. Aroma kind of harsh with what maybe was supposed to be smoke but for me was a burning alcohol sort of smell with molasses and bread that add some positive qualities. Flavor again harsh with bold and boring hop bitterness competing with the oddly strong alcohol for 6.9% and leaving the positive notes behind. Not a favorite. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2010
22. Pours a nearly opaque ebony with a dense, creamy tan head that fades fairly to a loose scattering of bubbles and stringy lace. Mild nose of brown bread and molasses. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Rich roasty molasses and brown bread on the mid-palate, nice campfire finish. Good twist on the big heavy new world winter warmers. Tasty, complex enough, very drinkable. LilBeerDoctor (3903) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Bottle thanks to kenb. Pours brown with a small light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, crackery malt, stale malt, and a touch of grassy hops. Flavor is harsh with brash bitter hops, odd-tasting caramel malt, and burnt malt. Ugh, just not tasty at all.
5/4/5/3/10 [2.7/5] beernamer (5) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2010 does not count
Quiet carbination allows this pleasant dark to fill your mouth with a warm (6.9 abv) malty comfort. If your just getting into darks, put this on your list. carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2010
on tap at uber tavern for nye fest. fluffy texture with a very oaky aroma and a big meaty element from the smoked malts. Sort of a rauchbier.