sloth (2240) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tan head, brown accents. Fades quicklyleaving a little lace.Maalty aroma.Dark brown color with orange highlights, very pleasing to the eyes.Some chocolate malt flavors, sweetish.Medium mouthfeel.Some hop? spicyness.Slight bitterness in the finish.Well balanced brew.Not memorable though.
nhamilton (103) - Cibolo, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
When you open the bottle you can smell the aroma instantly, maybe walnuts roasted over a fire. has a very strong taste with a hint of seasonal flavoring. Has a slight aftertaste. Not a bad beer, just not my type.
dcschiller (1994) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(12oz bottle). Pours clear mahogany with thin off-white head. Light carbonation. Aroma of wood, candied sugar, nuts. Taste is semi-sweet with quite a bit of roasty bitterness. Medium bodied with oily texture. Finish is bitter and ’hot’. Not a good beer, imo.
PhillyCraft (1964) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle on a cold, damp night. Pour is chestnut brown with thick off white head and lacing. Scent was coffee, roasted malts, chocolate bar, and grains. Alittle off in aroma. Taste is mocha, burnt toffee, hops and malts. Lightly carb’d with a medium to fuller body. Reminded me more of a brown ale then a english style. Just ok.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very oxidized. And its off a keg. Oxidation of the nose and on the tongue. Not a good beer. Some sweet caramel, which is its only redeeming quality.
2mu2ku (20) - - NOV 26, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not what I expect of a winter beer. Hoppy and no malty flavor. Won’t be purchasing in the future.
k9coug (88) - USA - DEC 16, 2008
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bought this bottle off the bargain shelf at my locale homebrew shop, so don’t know what year it was brewed. It might have been passed its prime. I am surprised by the rating, the alcohol content and the claim of no spicing. Very skeptical that the spiciness was made by malt and hops alone.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Watery thin brown color. Strange smell of funky malt. Gross taste and mouthfeel. Metallic and has a strong alcohol flavor. It has a sweet alcohol aftertaste that somewhat stings the tongue. Difficult to swallow this weak bodied, strong alcohol flavored brew.
kidmartinek (2446) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2007
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours nicely a deep amber brown color, with little carbonation and not much foam. The aroma is of hops and bitter. The taste is nutty and bitter. Not my favorite.
tilldeath (109) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2009
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Good mouthfeel was about it, too malty and the alcohol in thus one came through almost sour with a hot finish, says in the description no spices used and it’s true. That is where I think this beer could be much better, with some spice added.