marcus (6974) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours medium brown with a decent beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor that is smoky and bready.
rayOfBeer (673) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap: hazy mahogany pour with thin off-white head. Aroma is soft with malt, caramel, and a slightly tart bourbon note as it warms. Flavor has low fizz with thick caramel , a subtle bourbon tartness, mild sweetness, bready toast, and a small bit of charred grainy bitterness with alcohol on the finish. Definitely one to let warm before drinking...flavors are nice, but straight forward, very subtle.
b3shine (6080) - Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; a transparent copper with foamy off-white head. Smells malty and doughy with a touch of oak. Tastes like it smells, only better, and with a nice bourbon presence. Smooth on the palate. Solid beer.
johnnnniee (2556) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the BNA 8 party at World Cafe Live Philadelphia
Pours a deep copper color with a smallish off white head that quickly dissipates to a cap on top. Smells of caramel and toffee with hints of dark fruits and an earthy mineraly nose. The flavor is sweet with lots of dark and burnt sugars and fruity maltiness. Light earthy hop flavor tries in vain to cut through the sweetness. Medium to thick body with a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel and a light level of carbonation. Decent beer, but a bit big and sweet for my taste.
Lubiere (10613) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lightly hazed dark amber with a very thin light mochta head. In aroma, smooth vinous malt with light licorice, not baf. In mouth, a sweet bourbon like offering with caramel, treacle, licorice, grassy British hopsand warming alcohol, not bad.
DrSilverworm (7659) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Snifter on tap at Lackman on a Sunday. $6. Totally hazy red / brown color. Good thin white head. Some decent loose lace. Bigger body. Good smooth lighter carbonation. Lightly creamy... Dry in the finish. Toasty English malts, some light dark fruit. Earthy hop. Moderate bitter taste, light alcohol warmth. Hint of chocolate. Solid, complex, English strong
sonnycheeba (3903) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours mostly clear brown with creamy, off-white head. Aroma is cereal and straw malts, toffee, floral and grassy hops, vegetable notes, herbs, and light woody notes. Flavor is dry, bready malts, stone fruit esters, woody notes, and light grassy hops; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
spjensen (97) - Davis, California, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a deep reddish brown with small tan head. A little underwhemlimg with a slight oakey aftertaste
reggiedunlop (3336) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a slightly hazy amber/ruby with a thin off white head. aroma has mild dark and candied fruits, earthy hops, and a hint of oak. flavor follows suit and adds just a bit of whiskey but not much. mouthfeel is medium and silky with a whiskey/oaky/earthy finish that warms slightly.
snoworsummer (2713) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours opaque reddish light brown. Smells like pecans, pumpkins, cookies. Tastes like molasses, malt, oatmeal cookies. Medium body and low carbonation.