unclemike (3195) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - JAN 8, 2009
Bottle) Pours a dark burgundy body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits, dark malts, caramel, and licorice. Flavor of sweet and dark malt, licorice, and hint of dried dark fruits in the finish.
dchmela (3088) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Bottle from Rollinhard. Reddish brown pour with an off white head. Roested grain and dark fruit aroma. Smooth malt taste with nice touches of cherry and some hop bitterness. Good brew. Snojerk321 (2984) - 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. PhillyBeer2112 (2919) - 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. SphinxTX (2878) - 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!
kevinator (2860) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Much better than I remember. Nice malty and caramel aroma. A bread crust brown color with a good foamy head. Weighty palate with decent carbonation. Full feeling. Bready malt flavors with burnt sugar and spices. Overall a good beer only to be bettered by the bourbon barrel version. 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 (2703) - 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. DeanF (2647) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
Aroma is a nice fruitiness mixed with coffee notes. Has a nice black body with minimal head. Flavour is sweet cocoas and coffee with a hint of apple. Smooth mouthfeel. It’s a fine and unique stout.