argo0 (12297) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2003 (Bells Brickskeller tasting 10/03) Clear erd brown body with off-white head. Aroma is artificail blueberry. Medium sweet flavor, blueberry, nutty/roasty, light chocolate. Watery medium body. (5/3/6/3/12)(Bells Brickskeller tasting 11/02) Clear red brown body with light tan head. Aroma and flavor are both sweet caramel and roasty. It's very malty, with mild hops until the aftertaste. (7/3/7/3/14)
Tmoney99 (12046) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Brown color with small tan head. Aroma complex malt and sweet. Flavor was full and the finish was solid and lasted. Another good Bells brew.
jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-molasses/caramel, nutty, secondary earthy hops. Taste is medium/dark malt-molasses/caramel/chocolate, nutty, secondary earthy hops with some bitterness. OK carbonation.
Lubiere (11232) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A reddish brown ale with a thin brown head. In aroma, nice peaty caramel malt with dark fruits and light licorice, coffee, very nice. In mouth, a nice woody caramel with vinous notes, coffee, musty notes, light grassy hops, veering on old ale.
bierkoning (11206) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Schroppfy, thanks! Brown color. malt, caramel and mint in the aroma. Malty flavor with caramel, licorice and mint. Just a bit thin. Sweetish, but with enough flavors to compensate. Pleasant brown ale.
jtclockwork (11041) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours brown with off white head. Nose/taste of sweet malt, grains, caramel and light cocoa. Medium body. Smooth and a bit dry in the finish.
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
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Date: 04/02/1998
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: cloudy brown,
Aroma: earthy maly aroma,
Flavor: slightly sweet flavor, malty, light, oxidized
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.
BeerandBlues2 (10831) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a large, fizzy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, nutty, toast), average hops (herbal, woody), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and plum. Flavor is heavy malt (caramel, nutty, toast), average hops (herbal, woody), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and plum. Medium body, warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a sweet yet hoppy dry finish.
Drake (10695) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2009 Rerate: 12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a slightly hazy deep red color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is caramel and nuts with spicy citrus hops in the finish. Taste is caramel, nuts, leafy hops and something lightly tart. Medium bodied. 7/4/7/3/14
Bottle. Pours a ruddy brown w/ a light nutty aroma and off-white head. Slightly sweet with a nice hop profile peeking out. 7/3/7/4/15
KimJohansen (10396) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown with medium off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and ripe fruits. Sweet flavor with notes of yeast, caramel, roasted malt and fruits. Ends bitter.