Beerdedone (2488) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours amber brown with a creamy light tan head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dark fruit, toffee and some molasses. Lightly sweet flavor of caramel malts, toffee, dark fruit, a hint of raisins and some winter spices.
strongpieman (1390) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sweet malty aroma. Deep caramel color, light head. Sweet taste with some sourness in the back. Okay beer but this style is not my favorite.
wxman (1340) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear dark red/amber with a full yellowish head. Sweet toasted malt and maple aroma. Complex sweet malt, caramel, maple syrup, and buttery flavor. Some hop bitterness noted after the swallow. ABV undetectable. Very good effort!
riseagainstme (48) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle blah blah... I have a love hate with this beer, I had a nice dark stout the other night before this and it tasted horrible, but did the same tonight and it tastes the way I remember from last year. This beer is not that complex, the flavor is dominated by strong caramel and burnt sugar. Still pretty solid and i’ll have some more this year and probably next.
mcox90 (1465) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, part of a holiday 12 pack. Pours dark reddish brown with a 1" off white head. Sweet caramel and dark fruit aroma. Caramel malt dominates the taste. Moderate in body with a dry finish.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle in Ann Arbor. Dark reddish brown appearance with a tan head. Rich toffee, caramel malty aroma. Rich caramel, toffee, slightly bitter, boring flavor.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma of toffee, chocolate, light smoke, molasses, nut, soy. Taste is rich malt, biscuit, more malt, some yeast flavors. Thick body, burnt bitter finish.
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Picked this up in Michigan over Christmas. Served in a tulip.
Pours a pretty dark crimson color with a bit of a mahogany tint. Very slight tan head with a bit of retention and quite a bit of spotty lacing. The nose brings forward a bit of dark, slightly-tart cherry. Dark fruits are present throughout. Taste improves a good deal on the nose. There are some dry dark fruits plus some molasses. Cherry notes are there as well. Slightly woody, actually. Mouthfeel is light to medium with a severely-dry finish, all things considered. Drinkability is alright. Nothing really wrong with this, but the finish is quite odd and I didn’t particularly care for the nose.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-09-2011
KornDogg (520) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Molasses aroma with a dark brown/amber body, thin lasting head. Flavor molasses, plum and raisin, light sour finish, bitter aftertaste.
Maverick34 (2041) - New York, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Poured a dark color, very creamy and rich and bready and malty. Maybe a bit too heavy for a double bock, almost portery.