NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is frustratingly mild...there are hints of raisn and whiskied cherries, but it is very muted. It’s a shame because this could smell great if the concentration were higher. The body is a dark mohagony and supports a thumb thick tan head that is mostly lasting. Rich lightly roasted malt makes up the fore and the whole range is redolent with dark fruits, maple, caramel, apple and even a mild touch (suggestions) of spice. Very faint hint of smoke in the finish. Not perfect by any means, but it has a commendable range of flavor and is enjoyable to drink.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice after dinner sipper - Deep brownish red, thin white creamy head. Rich nose of caramel, cherry, raisin, brown sugar and smoke. Super malty flavors abound with all the above aromas, semi-sweet throughout, and a light hop dose late. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, slightly smoky, dark sweet malt finish. I liked it, but this sweet tooth can only handle one in a sitting...
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium amber- almost lighter than I expected a wee heavy to be, with a thin off white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, raisin and a touch of smoke and roasted barley. Flavor was a bit weak as indicated by its lighter color, with some sugary sweetness, candied friuts, raisin and light caramel malts. Finish is slightly sweet and somewhat smooth but lacks a bit of body.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft atm. Dark brown clear pour. Aroma was a bit weak, with some malts. Roasty flavors, sweet upfront and a slight bitter finish.
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. This isn’t as gloriously awesome as their IPA, but this is a good beer. Hides the alcohol and has a smooth malty feel. Tasty.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear mahogany, copper at edges. tan head. very faint malty nose. far away sweet smoke aroma. deep malty flavor, sweet with a little alcohol but not hot. slightly smoky finish, a little bitter hop too.
legion242 (2010) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown color. Lots of roasted yuminess with some bitter chocolate in back. Really well done.
LilKem (1214) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2005
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice dark color with lacy head. Malty, slightly piney, and woody. Slightly syrupy and kind of hard to swallow, but other than that it was all good.
21iceman40 (1732) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice darkish purple infused color with a fastly vanishing soapy head. Very malty aroma full of carmel wood. Tasted much the same with some added maple tones to it. Pretty god damn solid.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Peat/mint/caramel--a very nice aroma but a tad subdued. Taste:ooh, smokiness in finish, medium-heavy mouthfeel with oiliness. Peat/smoke. A bit of maple syrup. Satisfying.