rougeau13 (3014) - Richmond, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Really dark brown with a small light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, caramel, coffee and light spice. The taste is akin to a thin imperial stout. Rich chocolate, wood, roast and coffee dominate. Then there’s a mild bitterness in the finish. Medium-full bodied with low carbonation and a mild alcohol presence. Nice. Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours very dark coffee brown with a faint ruby glow. A big beige head left light lacing. Ground coffee and cocoa dust on the nose as well as some toasted malts. Flavor was big on roasted malts, coffee and cocoa. finish was crisp with the brew being medium in body, pretty good. SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2010 Re-Rate. Pours a deep murky brown with light tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, a bit nutty, light signs of dark fruit. Flavor is very much the same with a nice mellow alcohol spiciness. Mouth feel is medium-heavy body and just a tad watery, with medium carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty nice, well balanced brew! PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2008
A rich malt heavy ale. Fruity and sweet, somewhat caramelly. A tough rough, though, with a notable alcohol/grainy finish. Full palate. Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Bottles, tap, brewery. I have a ton of this each winter. Dark, dark red pour. Cinnamon and malt aroma. Tastes of caramel, malts, a little sweetness, and a hint of alcohol. Thick feel with a lasting aftertaste.
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Pours a dark brown almost black color with tan head. Roasted caramel malt, a little spice, and charr on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes warm and roasty. wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2011
Tasted on 4/24/11 (Easter) from a 12oz bottle sent to me as an extra in a trade. Pours clear, but quite dark amber with an average beige head that slowly recedes to thin lace with a thick collar. The nose is winter baking spices with cinnamon, allspice, and cardamom among others, roasted malt, and a cereal aroma that I associate with English ales. The flavor is lightly sweet up front with the same baking spices as the nose, moving to the more roasted and bitter notes with the cereal malt still present on the mid-palate. The body is full and oily with lighter than average carbonation and a long lightly sweet, spiced, and roasted bitter finish. lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2009
Pours dark brown with a lasting creamy beige head. Smell is slightly herbal and malty. Taste is a bit bland, but with smooth herbal and light caramel malt. Almost no bitterness. Creamy body with soft to medium carbonation. Pretty drinkable, but not too amazing. NosirIwont (2532) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a beige head. Cloyingly sweet, slightly tart, malt aroma. Dry and dusty. Flavour is malty. dry and dusty. Bitter finish. Too much carbonation. 26-09-09. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2007
12oz bottle via trade with legion242 - Thanks - Pous dark brown with a short creamy tan head. Aromas of caramel, yeast, toffee, toasted malts, and a whiff of chocolate. Flavor is caramel, toffee, toasted malts, chocolate and even a little coffee. Medium body with light carbonation. Really though this wasn’t too bad...