Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2005
After being denied entry into the Brewgrass Festival in Asheville (sold out apparently), I found myself downtrodden and on the verge of suicidal actions. This full-bodied friend saved my life. I won’t claim that it was the kind of friend you see daily and eat out together with, or even the friend you see once a month on the weekend just to appease them, but that friend you see every once in a while who somehow can tell when you’re pissed about something and you fell better having seen them. It was the first drink of the night, it was pretty good, it put me in a better mood. Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2007 On tap at the Brewgrass Festival in Asheville, pours a deep amber with a thick, foamy off-white head. Tastes of creamy cherries. This one was enjoyed during "an environmentally friendly fiddle tune," or so said a member of the bluegrass band that was on stage. And that’s why I don’t like hippies. Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2005
on tap at Asheville brewfestival. thin red color. subtle black cherries, apple and pistachio. kicks in with a minty cream. sounds strange - but I swear its true. legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Very dark ruby. Faint head. Very good malt nose. Tons of malt in this one. Very nice. Maybe the best American dopplebock I have ever had. Very impressive. BeerandBlues2 (13697) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Draught at 11th Southern Brewers Festival in Chattanooga. Pours dark brown with a huge tan foamy head. Sweet caramel malt aroma with fruit hop notes (prune, plum, raisin). Roasted caramel chocolate malt flavor with faint hoppy prune flavors and low acidity. Medium bodied and fizzy palate.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Nice stouty beer here. Brown black, with an good head. Malty to there core and very creamy. Two things it lacks...1.) the dopple part, alochol 2.) a better yeast. Once these damn ABV laws clear they have the foundation for a great beer. South Carolina, baby! Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2005
This poured dark chestnut, with a fluffy foamy tan head. Sweet nose with traces of spce and orange cinamin, and roasted malts. This tasted very spice, I would swear this to be a winter warmer, if not for the alcohol wamrth lacking. The flavors swirl from chocolate to cinamin to syrup sweetness tofruit. Why is this rated so low? for being off style, or people not liking spices? jsquire (4563) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2005
This beer glows a ruby/garnet color when held up to the light, with an initial foamy beige head that shrinks to a lasting slick and leaves good lace. Sweet malt syrup nose with hints of burnt toast. Lots of dusty chocolate, some coffee, roast grains and an almost berry tartness as it warms. Finish is more coffee and bitter chocolate on the tongue. Okay beer. BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2005
Bottle courtesy of Suttree: Darky brown body with a small, but thick, tan head that fades to a thin layer that sticks atop the beer. When held to the light the body shines a dark ruby. The aroma is molasses, grapes, dark fruit, chocolate, and mild coffee. The taste is chocolate with a hint of roasted malt, bitter coffee, molasses (but not sweet), and a hint of dark fruit. Finish is bitter chocolate and coffee. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, somewhat thin in the mouth. BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Draft at Music City Brewer’s Fest. Dark brown in color, with a small but frothy light brown head that fully diminished. To the nose, a light molasses aroma with some hints of dough also. The taste had a light bitterness to it with molasses and hint of coffee standing out. Light to medium body.