Silphium (3198) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2005
Deep sanguine red body, medium creamy light tan head. Bready, toasty aroma with notes of chocolate and earthy hops. Grainy, toasty body with chocolate and cheerios. A bit bockish, but on the lighter side, with no discernible alcohol. Creamy, soft body. This is a real success, and, dare I say it, could be a staple it my beerfridge (if I had one). richlikebeer (839) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2005
Pours a deep brown color, not as thick as a stout or porter, but nearly solid, thin tan head faded fast. Nice aroma of chocolates and roasted malts. Flavor was full bodied and complex, mixing the chocolates and malts with a little bit of hops. That added just a tad of bitterness to the aftertaste. The entire beer seemed to improve a little and become even more smooth as it warmed a little. Got this at Flood’s in Stroudsburg, Pa...they have a great selection there, but so far, I can’t find it in a store. jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 4, 2005
nice dark pour with decent looking lace coming from very little head...roasty aroma and flavor....much better when warm....not bad at all (12 oz bottle) thegreenrooster (4558) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2005
Pour is a almost black, more of a deep red. A huge foamy head is the first experience of this beer. Aroma is a roasted chocolate. Flavor is deep and roasty with a nice coffee aftertaste. I must say this is quite enjoyable. Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2005
This was a very good beer for the style. Nice and roasty, and really pretty close to German counterparts. Well done.
NDM84 (20) - Street, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Just got these at work the other day, so I’m guessing they are pretty fresh. Brown/Ruby body, foamy tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate. Medium body. Slightly bitter. Although very enjoyable, just doesn’t excite me. hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Bottle. Clear, mahogany lager with a medium-sized, khaki head. Good retention. Dark, roasted mash aroma with chocolate, coffee and buttermilk notes. Well-balanced flavor, but a bit thin. Lightly tart and very lightly bitter. Light-bodied and fizzy. Short, crisp, clean finish. Hopistotle420 (1177) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Dark clear brown, with tinge of ruby. Small thin beige head. Roasty, coffee nose. Burnt grain, salty, dark bread, neat, mellow body, rather drinkable. Finish with slight coffee like bitterness, salty, well rounded. Quite quaffable. happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2005
Looks like this was bottled on 1-7-05(best before july of 05) The aroma(and overall quality) is like a lighter version of their cream stout.Roasty,some coffee,and has an overall creamy quality. Sam adams comes through with the notch above middle of the road consistently.They pump out so many many barrels and still they remain a solid brew.The medium palate has a bit of spicy hop/carbonation.They need a good hard pour.Good tan head,this stuff almost appears garnet/red.Good. DYCSoccer17 (3708) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 9, 2005
Coffee, roasted chocolate malts in the nose as well. Pleasant aroma. Pours moderately to mostly hazy mahogany with a nice long lasting light tan head. Very roasty smooth malty notes throughout with a sweet coffee cappucinno notes at the end. A little thick for the style. Somewhat stout-like. Good work for a macro...