RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the vintage 2010 bottles. Dark cloudy amber with small white head. Sweet malt aroma. Flavor is sweet caramel with a mellowed alcohol taste. Nice smooth thick body. Very enjoyable beer.
Chudwick (2380) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottled on 2/23/12 as 9% ABV with 51 IBUs - pours murky dark amber with tan head and thin lacing. Nose is nutty caramel with floral notes. Earthy qualities with sip. Fairly bitter with subdued sweetness. Kind of flat. Enjoyable.
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
You get the malts right away. Reminiscent of a scotch ale to me. Boozy but not overly so. Slightly sweet, creamy.
rumproasts (3762) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. 2010 vintage. amber with minimal head. sweet caramel and toffee malt. some fruitiness, raisin, etc. alcohol is pretty evident.
BOSSbrewer (2521) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. Pours a golden amber. Lots of malty toffee notes. Very floral aromas that come through on the flavor. This is a big beer. Hat at Goehner's octoberfest.
JStax (3548) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour thanks to umich03jm. Pours a murky amber color with a thick, velvety head of beige foam. Aroma is toasty, like that of glazed pecans. Sweet. Taste is nutty with some soft prune sweetness floating in. Dry and sweet on the finish with a tingle of heat on the back of the throat.
DrSilverworm (8177) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, shared with Alicia. From Party Town. Totally hazy, red / brown color. Good thin beige head. Decent arcs of lace. Bigger body. Good, light crisp carbonation. Clean, kind of dry finish, just a lightly sticky body. Good big red candy - fruity aroma. Lightly spicy. Tropical fruity / spicy hop. Bigger bitter taste, little sweet. Hint of alcohol bite in the finish, not bothersome, though. Not the most complex, but a tasty and relatively easy drinking old ale
dwarner5030 (8) - Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tried the 2010 batch and it was delicious! Very flavorful! Nice and smooth. Dark brown color.
AdamJackson (3432) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks Mike. Burnt red appearance, 3 finger off-white head. Nice mocha and oak nose. Taste is sweet and a bit of cheddar. crisp finish, has a barleywine sort of bitterness. rasisins and cinnamon as well
musinj6 (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy amber brown with 1 finger head that quickly dissipates leaving minimal lacing. Caramel aroma with a hint of toasted malt. A touch boozy. Hops are pine and herbal hops. Mildly sweet with moderate bitterness. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Long bittersweet finish. I like this brew. I’m sorry it didn’t get a better rating.