Cobra (1100) - - SEP 10, 2004
12 oz. brown, longneck bottle. No freshness date seen anywhere.
Poured out a deep chocolate brown color, with amber highlights.
Thick tan colored head at first, that slid back to a thick lacing down the sides of the glass. Aromas are of chocolate malts, malted milk balls, Brach’s caramel candies, and slight earthy hops.
Tastes are mostly of malts, with chocolate espresso notes as well.
Yeasty to a fault, but a clear brew all the same. The flavors of the yeast are there, but none of the cloudiness associated with it.
Caramel candies and warming alcohols make up the remainder of the flavors. Very warming, slight, brief but fleeting hops bitterness at the very end of the beer. Finishes somewhat sweet, but well balanced. It could use a touch more hops, however, for the style.
A decent effort, but not the best I’ve had. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2005 As advertised, if you like malts, you’ll like this beer. It has a nice reddish-brown color with a healthy, lasting head and the malt aroma dominates. Tempered only slightly with hops, this gives a huge malty mouthful that goes down oh so sweetly. Great brew.Rib Eye (148) - USA - SEP 7, 2004
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Yum! Now this is Scottish style ale. Sweet and malty with a perfect bitter accent to tweek the balance. IndianaRed (5192) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Bottle Pours a nice clear mahogany with a modest off white head. Good even lacing. Aroma is a rich slightly sweet, pitted fruit and dark malts. Flavors are a nice balance of malt and slight chocolate notes. Feel is medium heavy, and the finish is very smooth and soft. Very little bitterness.
Quite good. MrHoppsworth (47) - USA - SEP 5, 2004
This is a top notch beer for malt lovers.Very,very flavorfull,and malty with enough hops to keep it in balance.
Looks about as good in a glass as you can expect a beer to look.
Kinda high in the abv department,so be carefull.
Has a mild aroma,but what aroma it has is very nice.
EnderKiller (26) - Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Dark brown color with a red tint. Small head and an excellent flavor. A great ale to sit back and relax with. Didn;t really taste the chocolate, but the hops and malt were very present and the finish was spectacular. jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Hmm... opened with barely a squeek and poured with no head. It’s carbonated, but barely. I guess shipping can take it’s toll :P Pours an elegant, crystal clear-but-dark brown that shines red when held up to light. Very neat. Aroma is very mild, but that’s probably due to the utter lack of a head I got. A vigorous swirl at half glass pulls up dates, chocolate, smoke and malt. Nice. Flavor is mellow and rich- chocolate again, malt, smoke, dark bread, caramel. Again, it’s a bit flat, and the finish seems to coat my mouth substantially. All in all a good beer from FFF... but who’s suprised about that? kwoeltje (2234) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2004
Deep brown/black. Nice tan head. Caramel malt aroma. Nice malty flavors with some toffee, and a little kick of hops at the finish. FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2004
Got this one out of a bottle. Nice colored head, brownish and creamy, which left some lace. The color of the beer itself is a nice robust dark brown. Almost no aroma whatsoever from this bottle. The taste has a bit of caramel and some chocolate, and a bit of smokiness. You can really taste the malt and it’s also a little more on the bitter side than most Scottish Ales I’ve had, which is good. Goes down and puts a warmth in your belly. I still like Skullsplitter a little more, but Three Floyds is really doing Indiana proud. joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2004
Dark chestnut brown w/ mahogany hue. Tight, creamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate, toffee, caramel w/ hints of coffee & smoke. Full, oily body. Lightly roasty chocolate, toffee, caramel & molasses flavour w/ some earthy, spicy hops & a long bitter finish.