DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Smith’s. Deep burgundy brownish pour with roasty malt nose, plus some hoppy brown sugar. Tastes malty, with backup hops and some brown sugar. Decent palate but average overall.
blankboy (6781) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle [12oz] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a deep amber with an average size lasting foamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, some nuts and fruit. Somewhat sweet flavour of caramel malt, nuts, some alcohol and grain. Mild bitter finish. Overly carbonated. Average bodied. Just O.K., passable.
iceman15658 (135) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark Coppery color. Beige thin head. malty aroma. needs a bit more fizz but has a weak hoppy flavor. pass
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mildly hazed amber with a thin tan quickly fading topper with light lacing. Aroma of mild skunk, noble hops and Munich malt. Thin bodied and tasting of toffee, toasted malt perhaps mildly burnt and very mild hops. Meh.
garthicus (2824) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 19, 2009
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Shared by HogTownHarry with Blankboy and I. Appearance: Cloudy cherry/brown with a small dirty brown head. Aroma: Caramel, vanilla, some spice to it but not a lot and a tiny amount of yeast. Flavour: Bitter. caramel, lots of musty hops and grain, long malty finish. Can’t say I enjoyed this.
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle ( 12oz ). Shared with blankboy and garthicus. Clear copper pour, very large fluffy lasting off-white head (4-). Dry, slightly sour aroma - lightly fruity and midly floral-bitter - taste follows, a little less sour. Light, mildly acidic mouthfeel, solid carbonation, and a dry finish. Ehhh.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of grains, malts, and slight rye. Poured amber/orange in color with a tiny, tan head that disappeared quickly. Clear. Lightly sparkling. A few medium-sized particles. Flavor is lightly bitter and slightly sweet. Tastes of malts, nuts, and grains. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt and nut finish is lightly dry.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 15, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Capones. Pours a deep translucent dark amber with a bubbly/creamy off white lacing head. Aroma of sweet malts, toasted malt, molasses and nuts. Flavor of sweet malt extract, toffee nuts and grains. Too sweet and thin.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear amber brown color with big foamy offwhite head. Aroma is sweet caramel with a bit of nuts and corn. Flavor sweet but pretty plain with a bit of boozy undertone. Overall, nothing special.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I liked it! Supried to see a rich brown color when poured from the bottle. Nice medium malt mouthfeel. Roasted grains and a bit of nut flavor. Even just a touch of hops.