wyzzywyz22 (1996) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured a dark mahogany colour with a middling tan head. Nose and taste was roasted malt driven with some citrus hop lurking in the shadows. On the sweet side, with vanilla and nut notes. Dryish finish. A little run of the mill, but not without some charm.
drowland (6122) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12/17/11. 12oz bottle. Dark brown pour, lots of red under the light, with a big khaki head that sticks forever and laces in chunky rings. Surprising hop aroma with a bit of citrus, roast, and chocolate. Sweet flavor at first of chocolate that transitions to a slightly sour and almost salty taste... I hate to say it, but it reminds me a bit of ketchup... then the lingering flavor is roasty and nutty. Hmm.
rbrazell (1701) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours ruby red with a small khaki head. Nose is brown sugar, roasted malts and overall pretty sweet. Flavor is somewhat boring with light roast, fruitiness and some brown sugar. Some hop bitterness come through in the finish leaving the mouth dry. Not bad.
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
like liquid brown sugar, so easy to drink, and not overly sweet like i imagined, enough hoppiness to add a little zing. really good.
rjplumer (431) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Crispy hop aroma. Deep ruby red color with a tan one finger head. Mild bitterness with sweet clean finish. Tingly on the tongue. Well balanced between the Citra hops and mild bitterness. I’m liking this more and more with each mouthful.
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arondee (577) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a chocolate brown with a thick tan head and good lacing. Aroma is strong malt. The taste is very malty, thick and sweet with a hint of citrus in the finish. Interesting but a little one dimensional and too malty for me.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Zeitgeist, San Francisco, 4th March 2011. Deep brown with a small white head. Really caramely malt taste. Similar aroma, quite light. Full bodied. A decently hoppy brown ale but not a standout.
anders37 (17161) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Euston Tap, Euston NW1. Pours a brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted sweetish malty caramel flavor with nutty hints. Has a roasted malty nutty caramel finish.
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good looking medium brown pour with a small head. I like the level of roasted malts.. makes hardy.
thornecb (4497) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark mahogany into a Sam glass. Tan head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Sweet toffee aromas. Thin with sweet caramel and nuts upfront turning to mild citrus before the lasting chocolate finish.