Oakes (13454) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of the most unfortunate names Iíve ever come across in the world of beer. Cloudy red-tinged brown; light toast & Mexican drinking chocolate; sweetish chocolatey finish. Not bad, but too simple.
argo0 (12042) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2007
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(22oz bottle) Hazy copper/brown body with large fluffy beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, nut, some metallic. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some chocolate, nut/salt, light roast, sourness, faint earthy. Light-medium body, light acidity.
Tmoney99 (11828) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and nuts aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a complex soft brew.
Lubiere (11014) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice clear brown ale with a thick light moka head. A sweet caramel and cinnamon aroma. In mouth, a sweet malt, light nutty notes, a bit of caramel. Medium bodied. Bottle from Inertiaboy. shared Aug. 2008, while harvesting his hops.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
rich full-bodied ale
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
jtclockwork (10663) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown white head. Nose/taste of grape, oxidized fruit, dark fruit and cardboard caramel - medium body. Maybe the bottle was too old?
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from Whole Foods, Portland, ME, 4/19/15. Clear dark brown, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of nuts, caramel, tart fruits. The taste is caramel, nuts. Thin bodied, low carbonation.
hopdog (9735) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Poured a brown color, with some amber tints, and a small sized off white head. Aromas of roast, coffee, chocolate, some citrus, and caramel. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, and roast.
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chocolate malt aroma with light metallic hint. Dark reddish brown color with moderate head. Chocolate and brown sugar malt flavor with moderate hops finish. Very nice flavor. An overall nice tasting beer.
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2006 Any first impressions?
-A gangly head slowly collapses onto the maroon dress.
-A pleasantly roasty and nutty nose dims out, once settled into the glass, into a frail herbal cola.
-A filet of caramel sweetness surrounds the roasted maltiness.
-Itís pretty carbonated and lean-bodied, which makes it an easy-to-drink pint.
What if you dig deeper?
-Some mineral character undermines the aroma, but evaporates with time.
-Leafy hoppiness hangs on to the flaky roastiness.
-Finishes modestly, with light roasty dryness, and sweet hazelnut suggestions.
-A decent brown ale, flavorful yet somehow understated.
-By the way, this is a bolder version of their Lighthouse Ale; same recipe with a little more of everything.
Bottle; no date.