Ratman197 (11524) - 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!
Lubiere (11382) - 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.
jtclockwork (11250) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purplish brown pour. Very strange. Smells like roasted malt. Taste is very organic malts and cereals. Rated 9/30/02
BeerandBlues2 (10915) - San Diego, California, 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.
Drake (10888) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, Va. Pours a reddish black with a large head. Decent retention and lacing. Aroma is light roast, caramel and nutty notes, as well as some faint dark fruits. Taste is grassy hops, dark fruits, roasted malts, nuts, sunflower, caramel. Medium bodied. Pleasant brew.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: May 11, 1996
Source: good ’ole days, ltl5pt
Aroma: good aroma
Flavor: rich and sweet flavor, nutty smooth finish, carmelized, bitter finish
Date: March 23, 2005
Score: iii to ii
Appearance: dark brown with ruby highlights, lasting tan head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma
Flavor: dry malt flavor with balancing spicy hops, only the slightest hint of sweetness
Overall: not the complex character from years ago
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
KimJohansen (10397) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with malty and caramel notes .Sweet flavour with caramel. malts and mild cardboardish notes.
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy food and turbo dog, what a great combo! Dark brown pur with a cream colored head. I have had this in the bottle and on tap and I like it each and every time. Very smooth and full flavored. Nice beer.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 9, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Botella. My first Abita brew. Clear deep red-brown colour. Medium beige head. Sweet malty bit grainy aroma. Fair mouthfeel. Sweet toasty malty caramel flavour.
hopscotch (10214) - 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!