Enniskillen (2051) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Thick head but it faded very fast, aroma is carmel, deep ruby color. I thought it would be way to carbonated, but it wasn't too bad at all. As far as actual flavor, slightly bitter, but not too bad at all. Just a slighty above average beer, but I also havn't head any other altbiers to compare to it. JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - DEC 30, 2002
Amber with a ruby tint. Smaller tan head. Carmelized malts dominate the nose. Fairly light in body, but smooth with a touch of carbonation zip. Touch of zest distracts form the malt. Too much bitterness for style. Crit (3996) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2002
Deep brown, thick lasting tan head.Faint light malt taste.Lightly roasted flavor. I have to disagree I fould it rather underflavored dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2002
Very possible a bad bottle. Poured & tasted flat. austinpowers (2828) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 11, 2002
This is an unusual twist on the alt style, IMHO. It’s an extremely roasty, chocolatey altbier that’s heavy on some nice malt and possesses solid hop balance. Very enjoyable.
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
Dark brown color, Medium head. Roasted malts, nearly no hops, little bitterness. Nice, simple beer. Good flavor. MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2002
I didn’t know this was a stout,Roasted malt flavor, nice hop bitterness. joet (2606) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2002
This beer has dark roasty and doughy malt flavors balanced with a long and hearty bitterness. I’d say the roast flavors more resemble charcoal than coffee or chocolate. This is a unique brew. Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2002
Very interesting twist on a Sweet Stout/Cream Stout style. First off, the color is the lightest for the syle I’ve seen. Second, the heavy malt AND hop aroma straight outta the bottle is a killer. Head dies immediately - quicker than my dogs eat their food. Seriously roasted bitterness. Thinner than I expected. Yet, under it all, good.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2002
Tasting Notes from Fall 2000: Smoky, chocolatey. Good bitterness that works very well with its mild sweetness