shrubber85 (10531) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Barley malt and hay aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet barley malt and mildly bitter herbal hops flavor. Drinkable.
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home, shared with LeninCat. Thanks to Adam for sending. Pours a deep ruby orange appearance with a thin tan head. Burnt sugar / caramel, dark fruits / raisin / plum in the aroma. Full bodied, thick molasses feel. Syrupy / gooey caramel / toffee flavor. High sweetness. Low to moderate bitterness. Some cookie like notes along with a bit of spicy hops. Finishes pretty smoothly. Not super impressive but not bad. LeninCat ticks this 3/5.
rosenbergh (10176) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 fl oz bottle. (Friar Tuck) Springfield, IL.
Clear amber colour with an average sized foamy off-white head.
Quite mild aroma of malt, mild hops, fudge and nutty dryness.
The flavour is also quite mellow. Mild bitterness, some dry hops, caramel sweetness and nutty and woody dryness. Drinkable and rather balanced.
Patrickctenchi (5943) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nearly clear, amber/brown with a thick, off-white head.
Malt, caramel aroma.
Taste is sweet, bready caramel.
Rather bland and stale.
DrnkMcDermott (2994) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Berghoff. So how is 6% considered a strong ale? Anyway, Dark malt color with a thin head. Smell is malty and a little sweet, like molasses cookie dough. Nice thick mouthfeel from those sweet malts. Tends toward a doppelbock in character. A bit of plum. Malts are just toasty in spite of the darker color. A mostly German hop character. Filling and warming without extra alcohol. Slightly fruity ale finish with some graininess.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Bottle] Light brown colored pour with low carbonation. Sweet and sticky nose of brown sugar and toffee. Sweet bready taste is pretty one dimensional. Little bitterness. Body is slightly below normal. OK I guess.
Niko100 (2652) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft; Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, fruit, & some spice; Flavor of malt, caramel/toffee, and some fruit; Decent.
Block (2206) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark pour, off white head which quickly disappeared. Malty aroma and flavor. Caramel. Kind of a weird finish. A little off putting.
tmongoose (2198) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12pz bottle pours light toedi brown with off white head. Aroma is malt and some caramel and spices. The flavor is about the same aromatic malt with some spices and some caramel. Not a bad winter beer but not a good one either. Overall just decent.
milewide (2031) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with sweet carmel taste. Not much aroma. Alcohol well hidden. Some hops at end.