markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at Prado location. Pours a red-amber with a white head. Nose is malt, slight fruit, slight maple, and a hint of smoke. Flavor is similar with some dark malts, and some maple flavor. Decent scotch ale with a medium body and lingering sweet malty finish.
beernovice39 (3120) - Montana, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. Dark red/brown. Sweet malty scent. Very nice caramel taste and smooth.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper brown with red highlights and a fizzy off white head. Sweet malty caramel aroma. Bright palate and tastes of grain spice and molasses with a sweet malty finish.
jzzbassman (1511) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My second favorite here. Dark reddish brown with an everlasting head. Hides the alcohol well, because none on the nose, just malty sweetness although slight. Flavor was like warm caramel, finishes like velvet.
decaturstevo (4983) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany pour with off white creamy head and lace. Semi sweet malt caramel malt and abv on the nose. Abv, semi sweet malt, brown sugar, and a mdium bitter finish. Medium/full bodied with nice carbonation. Very warm sweet and smooth. Very nice.
SSSteve (3751) - - FEB 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark with ruby highlights under a small beige head. flavor is a nice blend of cocoa, caramel, and hops. aroma has notes very similar. medium bodied.
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber and bright. Sweet, earthy aroma. Caramel flavour with a bit of peanut and a bit of herbal hop in the finish.
jrob21 (2516) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with a beautiful purple hue when held up to the light. Unfortunately the aroma was a little buttery but there was some nuttiness in there too. Flavor was chewy malt, purple fruit, flat cola, and nut again. Finish was a little bitter, metallic hop bitter. Judging by previous ratings it looks like this brew has its good batches and bad batches.
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear, amber color. Thin, white head. Good bit of lacing. Sweet, malty aroma. Flavor is nice. Lots of malt and roasted nuts.
aracauna (3052) - Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This has apparently cleared up since the last review. Pours a very dark copper brown. Clear. The malt is not thick exactly but it spreads slowly over the tongue. This would be quite satisfying for a malt craving. Low bitterness.
Earlier Rating: 5/30/2002 Total Score: 4.1
This was an amazing beer. The malt was very chewy, and there was all sorts of stuff going on. Cola and peat. Caramel and more. It was delicious. Nicely dark. There wasn't anything better at Classic City Brew fest.