Arayaga2 (2130) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark translucent ruby brown with a half inch of off-brown head. Brown sugar aroma with cola notes. Taste is the same with worty treacle notes, ending in moderate, but persistent hop bitterness. $2/22oz
floydslip (347) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish brown beer with a thin creamy tan head. Nose of cocoa, chestnuts, and toasted brown bread. Flavor is more potent than the aroma with roasted dark grain, unsweetened dark chocolate, and bitter almonds finished with a toasty bitterness that lingers a bit, but becomes a bit acrid over time. Decent.
rosenbergh (10652) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. From the Arcadia Ales, Kalamazoo, MI.
Dark reddish brown color with a tiny tan head.
Sweet malt, mild hops, some farmyard and dryness in the aroma.
Sweet malt, alcohol, Coke, hops, bitterness and cough drops in the flavor. I don't like this much.
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Dorkenstein (433) - - JUL 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of caramel and toffee with some berries too. Taste is heavy on the caramel, toffee, vanilla cream, and berries.
Block (2324) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour thin off white head. Aroma is sweet. Flavor is also sweet. Some caramel. Alcohol is masked.
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coburn_c (7) - Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2016 does not count
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smells like caramel malt. Looks like Coke. Tastes like watery caramel malt. Feels like velvet water.
This is my favorite dark beer at the moment. It is ridiculously drinkable. Not too sweet, not heavy, not boozy or bitter. Just a little bit of all the right things and 8%ABV. Love it.
yespr (40837) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Pours dark brown, deep orange glare, small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, breadish and caramelish. Sweet, roasted, caramelish, breadish. Light bitter, sweet malty finish.
superspak (4748) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 11/20/2015. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, cocoa, raisin, plum, apple, light peat smoke/tobacco, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, cocoa, raisin, plum, apple, light peat smoke/tobacco, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, cocoa, light peat smoke/tobacco, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from hop/roasted notes as well. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and slightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Scotch ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
ryecatcher (1354) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep chestnut pour, medium foamy off-white head, okay lacing. Sort of a muted caramel, malty nose, like candy from the county fair. Mouth is where it earns its keep: medium sweet, chewy malt, maple sugar candy, raisins, dates, caramel, toasted pumpernickel, mild bitterness balances everything out. Not a homerun in all areas, but tastes delicious, which is what counts most.
mmmbeer (1392) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle served in a tumbler- poured a somewhat transparent black with a heavy tint of maroon when held to a light source. Various size frog eyes upon the liquid surface- no head, no ring. Aroma of peat, scotch, and hardwood nuts. Hits the mouth with a wide and hard body, malt is appropriate for the size and style, middle has some mass to it, finish has some plum, earth, and peat to it. Delightful to say the least.
miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20