fidemaster (288) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma was a nutty coffee. It pour a rich dark, black color like your morning coffee but with a solid head. I did not find this beer sweet at all. It was a rich hazelnut coffee, that finished fairly clean. I did not find it that complex, it was an ok beer.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Wine Cellar. Pours fairly dark brown with a slight tan head that fades to a persistent halo with a bit of lacing. Big sweet, nutty toffee aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. Taste is very much the same. Smooth but not overly sweet. Finishes kind of dry with a lasting nuttiness on the tongue.
GT2 (9275) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355mL from the cheese shop in colonial Williamsburg. Pours a deeper cola, clear, Rockier tan foam. Good lace. Nose is sweet cola, milk chocolate, pumpkin, cookie. Taste is quite bitter, soapy, red apple, some chocolate, coffee, cookie, tootsie roll. Not bad. Fiancé rating : 3.4
Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near clear amber brown pour with large khaki head. Nose is distinct cocoa and coffee grounds. Flavor is malty toffee caramel, biscuit, smokey, earthy tobacco. Almost a malty bitterness on the finish. Some drying hops for balance. I certainly wouldn’t mistake it for sweet. A little watery thin with moderately low carbonation. Pretty good.
Travlr (15858) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the source. Hazy maroon color, huge thick beige head. Aroma of burnt toast. Taste is slightly smokey caramel. Tasty.
corkncap (6) - USA - OCT 22, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
complex with toasty malt, cocoa and a bit of hop bitterness on the finish. Served in a tankard at Chownings in Williamsburg
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DocLock (8529) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Colonial Williamburg. Pours hazy dark brown with minimal off-tan head. Nose was earthy, bready vienna malt, mild cacao, nuts, and backup hops, Tasted rich, with an earthy nutty malt up front, some mid-palate cacao, and a smooth finish. This beer matched really well with the cramped and old-fashioned confines of the tavern we were in, and really seemed to fit the period well. It took me back in time.
radagast83 (5657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brewery. Poured a medium-brown color with a slightly tan head. Aroma was nutty, caramel, toffee. Flavor was a touch of caramel, nut, toffee was there. Nice earthy notes and some grain in there. Pretty tasty.
obguthr (4589) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of coffee, bran flakes, and unmalted roasted barley. Cloudy brown, thin yellow head. Robust, roasted barley flavor, kibble and coffee, grainy.. Good with berry pie.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The clear highlight for my wife and I of a very good tasting session. Rich, complex brown ale. Nothing strong, just a mix of lots of flavors...leather, maple syrup, something nutty. I don't usually rate samples, but I want to remember to try this again if/when possible.