TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Pours a deep reddish brown amber with an average foamy/creamy light tan head that left lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee, very malty with light hop notes. Flavor was also malty and had this copper/metallic thing going on. Also getting some toasted malts, nuts and agai some hints of hops but not much. Not sure what the metallic is all about. sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Bottle. Clear reddish dark brown, ppoured very fizy with a quickly vanishing tan head. Looks like a root beer. Aroma of dark cakey malt (like a lighter German chocolate cake), some molasses and dried berry and citrus scents. Flavor was off-sweet and malty, with some tangy hops in the back and a bit of a lemony or orangey tartness on the finish. Palate a little thin and overcarbonated. Not bad, not mind blowing. Holdwine (1232) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Certainly looks like a red. Malty nose is a surprise based on their other offerings. Nice mixed, sweet malty flavors as well. Then it kinda falls flat. Good effort overall. sirsirus (60) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2006
Quite a surprise. The aroma is of medium roastiness, red malt, and indeed some black chocolate. The appearance is of a blackish amber. The flavor is sweet and caramely and with a dash of hops. What it lacks however is a powerful finish, it does maintain a lingering taste of carmel and red malt but a bolder bang at the end would have done more. PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2006
Draught: Hazy red in the glass. Aroma and flavor both offer the same in the form of a sweet malty flavor. Finish had some but not much in the way of hops.
Jayb0 (1197) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Better for me than many of the reviews I see here. Cerrtainly not overcarbonated, perhaps a bad bottle for Davecooks?
Dark red, near brown, with persistent off-white head and pleasant lacing. Nose of malt, tending towards candy sugar. Firm malt up front and throughout. Finished clean with a mild hop bite. ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - MAY 16, 2006
Bottled. Via trade with Doclock. I find the label a bit ironic- I’ve been drinking micro brewed beer from the southwest for sixteen years or so and the first one with a Kokopelli on the label comes from Vermont, go figure. Oh my God, can you say CARBONATION? It looks and sounds like a Coke when you pour it. You’d be hard pressed to convince me it was a beer if you where handing the glass to me. Malty, caramel aromas. Very thin malt flavor. Overly carbonated. Understated flavor, no hops. Dry cardboard aftertaste. Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
UPDATED: APR 27, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours dark with an off-white head. Aroma of roast and caramel. Flavor is smooth, sweet, but a little watered down. raymow (1650) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2006
Adecent red ale. Nice deep, dark red color and crisp malty taste. Good, but not great. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Courtesy of some fine Rate Beerian whom I have forgotten.
Second beer I have had this session with an "old sneakers and socks" aroma. Rich and deep amber with a quickly diminishing head. Flavor is a bit tobacco-tinged int he fore followed by ample malts, but nothing pulls anything together.