Braudog (6722) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Bottle -- Poured deep, woody and red with a big creamy-foam head. The aroma hints at chocolate and coffee, interestingly. Indeed this drinks like a firm Irish red, full of flavors like coffee and chocolate, with a sweet finish. If this had a little more body, it would be much better. Perfect side for an Irish stew or some bangers and mash. (#3113, 9/30/2007) Dacrza (983) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Pours a dark brown, dense body wih a thin white head--solid for an amber... a nice balance of hops and malts, smooth and pleasant... slightly effervescent, quite drinkable--medium-bodied to the mouthfeel... nice malty sweetness with a sense of herbal fruitiness and a bit of caramel in the finish... a solid amber, versatile and consistent... I’d revisit this as a companion to nachos or pizza... can’t be too critical of this type tonight, although I see other reviewers have been more than that... puboflyons (3434) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2008
From a 12 fl. oz. bottle with a date of March 28. I think that was the date it was brewed and I expect it was 2008. Pours a ruby red-amber tone with a beige head. Aroma of sweet malts and caramel or maybe honey. Medium mouthfeel. The taste is hoppier than the aroma. Also some malts. Overall a pretty decent brew. jsmerig (1591) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Pours a dark amber with a light tan head. Aroma of bright orange citrusy hops surrounded by a syrupy malt backbone. Taste is only subtly sweet at the start. Quickly taken over by a nutty roasted flavor accented by a note of hazelnut. Worth a sixer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2005
Appears a dark red amber with a creamy 1 finger ivory head that lasts. Heavy streaks of lace are painted on the inside of the glass.
Smell is grainy malts with caramel and crystal malt, along with a light amount of hops.
Taste about the same as the aroma descriptions with a mildly sweet taste.
Mouthfeel is gritty and full bodied with a semi sweetness balancing out a mild bitterness.
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. rocbyter (2127) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - APR 20, 2007
Moderate malt aroma with hints of fruits and coffee. Amber color and fizzy. Small antique white head. Sweet malty taste that thins out nicely on the palate to a smooth finish. yespr (45514) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 7, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted and breadish. Roasted malty, breadish and slight toffee malty. Bitter and roasted finish. mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2005
On tap at Mount Snow Fest. Deep red amber in color with a little head. Hoppy and malty aroma. Fresh hops. Citrusy. Malty and hoppy flavor. Very citrusy. Floral notes. Ok beer. 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.