BuckeyeBoy (7680) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Bottle pours out crisp dark amber topped with a small tan head. Aroma is light caramel, molasses, pit fruit, and toast malts. Taste sweetness brown sugar, toast, nuts, and some chocolate. GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Mohogany pour with a beige head. Malt aroma. Taste was caramel malt, little dry. lightly sweet. Nice tasting beer. Sweet creamy flavor. Ok lacing. ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 8, 2010
2009 Bottle - Thanks BuckeyeBoy!! - Pours a thin and clear dk amber with a small sandy head...aroma is dry, roast, grains, some light caramel and fruitiness...flavour is sinilar, brown sugar, cereal grain, toffee and cocoa in the finish...decent balance, decent beer... satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2009
aroma of cola, nuts and a lightly boozy end. body is pitch with some translucence at center in direct light. flavor is more nuttiness and a nearly root beer like sweetness that straddles ’offensive’. some mollasses as well. no articulated roast notes. oily, wet palate. SanfordBrewer (1575) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2009
(bk-btl bk-lbl w/fiery-pheonix, fire-roasted malts, 5.5%)
asheft (3082) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2009
opq-br, med-full-body, med-co2, ^sweet-malt roasty §chclt no-mnrl no-hops.
poured out of sight at SWC in Sanford Fl - I thought maybe it was a doppelbock.
[bottle @ RBESG 2009]
Molasses, chestnuts, sweet plums and raisin aroma. Clear dark brown with a thin, beige top. Sticky sweet molasses flavour with no bitterness and a faint coffee accent. Medium body, sweet, low carbonation. 17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Wow, retired. That makes this extra special! ha. Pours a clear but very dark seemingly dull/opaque reddish chocolate color with a really nice dense creamy slightly off-white head. Aroma is sweet, grainy, malt flour, a bit roasty, balanced caramel, pretty nice. Flavor follows, a bit smokey, porter like roastiness, a little sweet tanginess, finishing sweet roasty with lots of caramel notes, long smokey bitter chocolate aftertaste but still some sour sweet tang that lingers. Medium bodied, just slightly chewy with great fine fizzy sizzling carbonation. Pretty darn good, love the smokiness! deyholla (11605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Bottle. Poured a clear brown with a beige head. Aroma had notes of roasted and burnt malts leading to a bit of a burnt caramel note. Flavor was nicely balanced between sweet malts and more grain malts towards the finish. iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2009
sweet nutty chocolate on the nose. some fruit as well. dark brown pour with a nice lingering of white head. watery mouthfeel that seems to not match the look of the beer. great malty sweetness on the palate. initial taste is a tad bit smokey with some sweet fruit. not a bad beer. spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Bottle. Caramel, malty sweet chocolate aroma. Dark brown body with a ruby tint. Thin long lasting off-white head. Great lacing. Semi-sweet malty caramel flavor. Full bodied. Weaker finish. Solid drinkable beer.