IMtheOptimator (1167) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate and molasses. Taste is slightly sweet, with tastes of cocoa and a touch of coffee. Very smooth and drinkable.
Braudog (6517) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured like motor oil with a big airy, cascading tan head. Little to no aroma. Likewise, I didn’t discern really all that much of the big-bodied flavors I expected. This is smooth and only light sweet ... toffee, mild bitterness ... OK.
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark with a very unique sasparilla like taste. The taste signature is very individual. Very strong.
jimhilt (2584) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 30, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a three-finger brown head that leaves some lace. Solid black color. Light-medium bodied and light carbonation. Slightly malty nose. Starts sweet - hints of molasses and toffee finishes mellow - not dry. $10.49 for a 6-pak of 12oz. bottles from Tulley’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a pretty good, dark beer. But in my opinion it needs more roasted flavor and more alcohol.
frankenkitty (2008) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours like a porter (I like it already)... deep, thick, red/black with an oily tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, raisin, some peachy sweetness, and a hint of vinyl. Flavor started sweet and ended with a sour-bitterness. Carbonated mouthfeel nicely thinned out the thickness of the body.
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ABUSEDGOAT (2677) - California, USA - JUN 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2005 A black pour. Almost no aroma. Hints of roast and coffe in the flavor, but nothing to be desired. Smooth and easy to drink, but lacking complexity. Overpriced at $10 for a 6 pack. MolsonCoors? It’s got the watery part... now divide the price in half and you have a winner.
TheBeerGod (6130) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black body with a dark brown head. Nose is roasty malts, light cocoa, dark chocolate and a hint of coffee. Taste is sweet malts, roasty notes, dark chocolate, light hint of caramel and thinned coffee. Body is medium and moderately carbonated. Finish is some milk chocolate, some lactic notes, roasted malts and light smokiness. Goes well with some cookie dough ice cream also!
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2005 Bottle : Had this at Sushi Samba. Not much of an aroma. Smells of some roastiness. Pours and looks like a stout. Tastes nothing like. I thought it was pretty watery. Roasted chocolate with a slight bite at the end. Not much complexity to this beer. Wouldnt try again.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Interesting auroma, smells like spent coffee grounds that have been left out for a month. Almos the perfectpour though (just a little more head would do it). WOW, is this beer SWEET. Taste like an Eisbock with about a dozen sugar cubes added. Not a big fan.