nathan30533 (458) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good stout. Good flavor and poor. Good forming head. Not brown though. More stout.
johnnnniee (1823) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this quite a few times years back when I was in Texas, so when I saw it on the shelf today I just had to grab one. Pours a crystal clear dark brown with bodacious ruby highlights and a huge crop of fluffy tan head. Aromas of chocolate and caramel with a hint of earth and toffee. The flavor is a bit fruity with English yeasty esters dominating. Caramel toffee and chocolate maltiness off set with a hint of earthy hop flavor. Medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a sweet slick creamy bubbly mouthfeel. I was worried that my palette may have changed in all these years, but this is actually a pretty good English style ale.
VatMasterson (52) - Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Excellent appearance with good froth and lacing that lasts. Good balance but I can taste that Pale malt. Chocolate is only a slight note here. Grassy and a little tangy. Not bad.
nealblind (374) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour bigish head. Aroma of hay, lactic caramel, coffee char. Tastes chocolatey, cinnamon, lactic tang. Acidity keeps bittersweetness in check. This one’s a classic.
BOSSbrewer (1025) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this numbers of times in the bottle and on tap at 28 Springs. Pours dark brown. Slightly sweet and malty. Decent beer.
Beergeek23322 (1685) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
January 2011 from bottle. Copper color with a white head. Sweet malt, toffee nut and spice aroma. A bit thin mouth feel.
GoldForg (11) - Hainesville, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looks great being poured out of the bottle. Great dark color with touches of amber. The taste is...odd. Not how to describe it. Funky start and funky after taste.
conway (901) - - AUG 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a quickly settling tan head. Aroma is roasty with toffee notes. Taste adds chocolate in the finish. Medium mouthfeel with a strong carb. Pretty tasty but nothing special.
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Cakes (344) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle.
Dark brown and opaque with two fingers of a nice foamy, tan head. Roasty and chocolate aroma. Roasted malt with chocolate, caramel, and some coffee flavors. Moderate carbonation with and mouthfeel.
A bit oldschool. A bit watery, lacking depth of taste.
hfmejias (527) - Dover, Delaware, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours brown with a small off white head that dissipates quickly and not a lot of lacing on glass. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is also malty and a bit watery, kind of nutty too. OK beer.