JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2003
This ale is a bit on the watery side. It's malty, but it comes across thin. beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Dark tawny color, slight haze. Little to no head.Faint aroma of malt and treacle/molasses. Flavor is malt and molasses up front, very little hops, in the finish. Alcohol comes through in the mid-taste. Surprisingly thin for darkness and strength. Andrew196 (2039) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Looked just like a coca cola, minus all of the effervescence. Mild malt aroma, caramel. Coffee toffee in the taste. It had an annoying, lingering aftertaste that bothered me. More alcohol came out as it warmed. joet (2675) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2003
carmels, earthyness, the roast is washed like pan carmels, resinous surface, some sorghum in the nose, light medium body, musty, molasses fly (1487) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Toffee in nose and flavor - a tad sweet. Was afraid it would be one of those "nice bottle, but ,,," I get tired of mentioning "roast" falvor in stouts, guess if it's not there I should say something. Not bad, not all that impressive either.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 31, 2003
Bottle. Dark amber with a small head. Nice toffee aroma that doesn't quite follow through in the flavor...it just dort of burns out into ordinary-tasting malts. The mouthfeel is excessively thin, especially for the strong alcohol content. Drinkable but not great. OlJuntan64 (1264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2003
Deep red clear with small beige head. Surprisingly light pleasant floral hops and light roast malt aroma. Body is thin but slightly cloying, kinda syrupy like a flat watery over sugared cola. I don't find the combination of flavors in this one all that attractive, bruised roast malt, disinfectant, and pine tarry. The finish is stale bitter with a hint of something medicinal like Senega or friars balsam. jercraigs (11071) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2007 August 2007. Draft at Beer Bistro. Dark brown, big beige head and very nice lacing. Strange woody not quite smokey toasty malt notes to the aroma, and very light caramel notes. Odd fruitiness to the flavour, light toasty malt and moderate bitterness. Average palate. Bit wonky, and note as good as I remember previous samples being. 6/5/6/3/13 - 3.0
<P>TFOB 2003. Draft. Reddish colour, strong malty aroma, Sweet with alcohol notes. Hated this the first time I had it, my friends still recoil in fear of it, but I enjoyed this sample a fair bit. 6/3/5/3/13 - 3.0 Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2003
Light amber coloured beer with a small off white head. Sweet medecinal aroma. The taste is mostly molasses, medecinal and some cleaning reagent. No, not really my cup of tea. jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2003
Brown color. Slightly wattered hops nose. Biggest impression was its mulled type of flavors. Dark maltish warmed body.