hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Bottle... SMAACMSM O-Town Throwdown, Part Sept... This beer rocks!... Pours clear and black with a small, creamy, fat-bubbled, beige head. Excellent retention. Chocolaty, nutty aroma. Full-bodied and ultra-velvety with weak carbonation. Burnt bitterness engulfs medium to heavy chocolate sweetness. Bittersweet, mocha finish. Kudos to mgumby10 for the opportunity to try this beauty! Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Bomber. Poured clear, deep brown with a nice initial cap of yellowy-beige head.. receded quickly. The aroma picked up heavily-roasted black malts including blackstrap molasses and licorice (lactic-ish notes sweetened up the licorice a bit).. there were also some nasal hair-burning alcohol heat that crept in at the end. The flavor picked up a lot more baker’s chocolate than the nose indicated that paired with alcohol-laden roasted molasses and soy.. sweeter, yet slightly sour lactic notes around the edges with a light cocoa bitterness .. oat-sweetened roasted black malts on the warm finish. Heavier-bodied with a syrupy feel on the palate.. alcohol heat paired with chocolate and coffee bitterness to form some rough spots on the tongue.. this had some solid components, but it ended up as an average (or slightly below) imperial stout. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Bottle @ Coles Michigan Beer Tasting. Pours a deep jet black. Very roasty aroma. Extremely rich beer, very roasty flavor. Malted milk balls, dark chocolate notes. Medium to fuller bodied with somewhat strange aftertaste. Decent jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2008
2008-05-30. Black body is near headless but for a small brown ring. Modest sweet malt aroma, muted alcohol and roast. Flavour is sweet rich malt with light bitterness from the hops and roast malt that grows linearly across the palate, lingering long into the aftertaste. Smooth medium to full body. Simple but solid, leaves a lasting rich dark malt impression. Nice. Bottle, Mondial, Montreal, 4T
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Sampled ’08 BSAF. Beer is very dark brown, nearly opaque. Head is small, light brown, frothy; mostly and quickly diminishing.<P>The aroma is malty with moderate notes of cookie, roasted grain, light note of chocolate; Hoppy with light note of resin/pine, trace of straw; Yeasty with light notes of basement, under-ripe banana; Light/moderate notes of cherry/dark fruit/current, alcohol and ozone.<P>The flavor is heavily sweet, lightly bitter, light/moderate acidic with a long, warm, moderately/heavily sweet, lightly acidic, trace bitter finish. Sappy retros.<P>The body is medium/full, the texture is velvety/syrupy and the carbonation is softer than average.<P>
dchmela (3063) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2008
OTown Throwdown tasting. Brownish black pour with a small tan head. Chocolate malt, caramel, dark fruit aroma. Thick chocolate malt, roasted grain taste, very smooth. Really good. mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Pours pitch black, with a small, light brown head. Smells of thick, rich, roasty malts, chocolate and caramel notes, and raisins. The flavor is very sweet, with quite an alcohol presence linked to it. Lots of thick molasses and syrupy malts join forces with the powerful chocolate, to give this beer a very thick consistency and rich mouthfeel. This was much better than I had hoped for from this brewery. Very nice brew. nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Bottle. Dark, opaque pour with a thin tan head. Coffee, chocolate, hops, banana in the nose. Sweet smelling. Bitter hoppiness, round finish. Acrid smokiness and fairly tannic. Minimally boozy but warming in the chest. Sweet again. Tasty but not well balanced. Silky but oily palate. joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2008
dark brown pour coffee alchohol caramel and vanilla aroma.
roast, molasses, licorice vanilla coffee in the flavor everything comes thru nicely in this brew nicely done PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Throwdown. I like this alot. Smooth malty and with alot of roast and sweet caramel chocolates. Full bodied. Luscious is a good word here. Dark brown/black color.