MadRobin (1861) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle in Manistique, MI.
Clear, sparkling deep, dark mahogany with a khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of sweet dark malt, plums and gunpowder.
Taste of plums, dark malt, peat, vanilla and a soured stale beer flavor that totally ruins an otherwise fairly average beer.
Medium body and medium/low carbonization.
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fsquirrel29 (79) - Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beer. Out of the bottle and no head, but still pretty tasty. I would buy it again.
jsmerig (1208) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rich clear mahogany with a Thin head. Aroma of butterscotch. Taste is plum sweet with little nutty accent. Finish is slightly bitter from hops and slightly bitter from the ABV.
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jagad5 (65) - - MAY 20, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured dark red/brown into a pub glass. Even I notice the taste of sweet plums. Smooth mouthfeel but a sour after-taste.
chucklemation (423) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a brown color with a foamy white head that disappears quickly. Has a sour caramel and scotch aroma. Flavor is weak scotch with some caramel. Itís also sour, but not in a good way. Iím not sure if the bottle was old, but this just seems off. Has a light body feel. Pretty disappointing, especially for a style I generally enjoy.
574deadzone (997) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled end of January, listed 8% ABV, served "cool." Pours a deep amber to brown with a thinner beige head that produces a ring and film along with some spotted lace. Nose involves some vinous almost grapey or cherry type stuff, plenty of darker malt character, brown sugar and molasses, almost some floral notes, some sourdough. Quite sweet flavor, also fairly bitter and a pinch tart. Fuller bodied, oily, softer yet fluffy, with a lengthy fruity and toasted bitter (and somewhat warming) finish. Iím digging this. Itís maybe a little fruitier than some other similar beers, but it has a nice round complexity and yet a drinkability to it that is quite enjoyable.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red-brown pour w/ beige head. Aroma is light peat malt as is the taste. Creamy. Nice lacing. Very tasty beer.
Dfonorow (1352) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Chipotle Festival. Pour is deep hazelnut brown with a small beige head. Aroma and flavor are of roast, earth, coffee, fruit, peat, smoke, and rich caramel. Finish has a touch of booze.
TheHopster (791) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Pours a black-brown with thin tan head. Aroma is sweet malt with prune and some peat. The flavor is roasted with mild malt sweetness and warming 8% ABV accentuated. Good call for wet winter weather. New improved labels issued from brewer than RB photo.
CutSteel (9) - - FEB 26, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank out of a bottle, 2/25/14. No head whatsoever, virtually flat. Smells of caramel, toffee, and plum, slightly sweet. Pours a dark ruby, slightly hazy when held up to a light. Medium body, sweet with some lingering bitterness.