Tmoney99 (9645) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle as part of party pack. Color was black with a medium tan head. Aroma was combo of hops and bitter chocolate. Flavor was the same with a black and tan type finish.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at the Sports Bar, John F Kennedy Airport 28/09/2005
Dark coloured and hoppy with slightly nutty flavour. Dry lasting malt finish.
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A brown ale with a thin moka head. In aroma, nice caramel malt with plums. In mouth, a boring chalky ale with light brunes, rather pedestrian. On tap at VT Brewers Fest, July 17 2010.
Leighton (8751) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Decent. Brilliant appearance. Pours a dark, almost opaque brown with a dense, beige head. Mild sweet malt aroma. Flavor was at first a bit of a letdown, given the auspicious, attractive start. But as I drank the brew grew on me somewhat. Light maltiness with some crisp, biting hops. Notes of toffee but very little chocolate. Overall the character is just too light. Pretty fizzy. Finish is clean with almost no aftertaste.
BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with a small tan head. Fruity and hoppy aroma that includes some pine and smoke notes. Bitter and a little sour to the taste. A little sweet but almost like a tart, dark chocolate. Creamy on the palate.
Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, cocoa and brown sugar. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, lighjt vanilla and a hint of mollasses with a smooth semi-sweet finish. A very drinkable beer!
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I guess I'll go slightly against the grain here. This beer rocks!
Sparkling clear, beautiful deep ruby ale. Large, rocky, mostly lasting tan head.
Spiraling, dripping lacework.
Vineous aroma with notes of milk chocolate, buttermilk and coffee.
The flavor is chocolatey and sweet with lots of toasted malts and whispers of coffee and vanilla. Balanced fairly nicely. A bit astringent.
Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Medium-length, chewy, astringent and bitter finish. Damn nice brown ale! World class and underrated!
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper reddish / brown color wtih an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted and burnt malts, caramel, and light chocolate. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, and a burnt graininess.
maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap - Waterfront Manhatten. Excellent blackish colour with good head. Aroma of coffee. A bit thin in the mouth but the aftertaste is a good stouty coffee taste. Very drinkable.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown beer with a thick brown head. Dark malty aroma, caramel/toffee and a lovely soft chocolate quality. A bit of earthiness and soft sweetness. Flavour has good balance of sweet chocolate and toasted grain. Light earthiness and nice sweetness. Toasty and chocolatey. Finishes fairly earthy with light nutty sweetness. Pretty solid.