OldGrowth (2831) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Good nose, cream, Malt ball, coffee, almond. Nice orangy/reddish brown color. No head, though ok carbonation. Sweet and bitter, Chocolate, some grapefruit, some metallic. Creamy smooth, a little bitterness on the finish. Tasty, my pick of the four i've had, kinda stouty. Might be a tad out of style with its bitterness.
puboflyons (2343) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. The pour is mahogany brown to darker amber. The nose has a variety of niceties going on. Dark malts, molasses, nutty, molasses, and basically sweet. The body is medium in texture but boy did I enjoy the smooth undertone. The taste is also sweet and nutty at first with a good lingering bitterness at the end. This is one of their standard brews that they bottle and sell locally in Western, Mass (USA).
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Deep dark brown in color with a nice tan head. Malty and hoppy. Well balanced. Nutty. Subtle roastiness. Enjoyable.
boto (1912) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I'd almost call this a stout. Very dark and roasted tsste, wiwth hints of chocolate. Very Good!
BroSpud (1793) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottles from the brewery. Pours mahogony brown with an off white head. Sweet and malty but with just enough hop bitterness to even it out. Caramel, butter and nutty flavors. One of my favorites from this brewery.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. Brown, clear, thin tan head. Roasty carmel fruity aroma. Smooth carmel roasty flavors. Medium body. Malty finish.
MaBeer1972 (1391) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Very dark purplish brown color. Little head fades quickly. Very smooth drinking, nice malty flavor. Somewhat "woody" flavor too. Finishes just as smooth as it starts.
Jblauvs (1350) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Mahogany pour with a slim light beige head. aroma is sticky caramel and toffee malt, light coffee bean, immense nuttiness and a flutter of candied hazelnut. Flavor is lightly bitter, extremely light roastiness, lots of nuttiness, plenty of toffee malts, adding a nice sweet element. Good depth of malt, tasty, not overly inventive but very drinkable and satisfying.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2003 Deep ruby-brown hue. Small off white quickly dissipating head. Nutty, fruity, lightly toasted malt aroma. Starts mildly sweet. Faint caramel, toffee accents. Light to medium bodied, subtle nuttiness, finishing well rounded and clean. A bit thin for my tastes, but a very drinkable session brown. Finishes with faint hops off in the distance, nicely balanced...
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby hued dark caramel sheen. Thin beige head. Light, big bubbled carbonation. Aroma of toasted chocolate and caramel and dry nuts. Soft and gentle with a low carbonation. Rich toffee and dry nuts with a hint of cocoa in the aftertaste. Medium light body. Fairly dry. Low bitterness. Smooth and easy drinking, if thinnish. Finishes with bittersweet cocoa and dry nuts and a thicker body. A good, wholesome version.