Beerman6686 (5615) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one poured a dark orange with an off white head. Aroma was of caramel, light grassy hops. Flavor was similar, caramel, moderately sweet, and grassy hops. Boring but nothing wrong with it.
decaturstevo (5582) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold pour with off white head and lace. Light citrus, orange peel, with light bread. Some earthy hops I thnk. Dry caramel malt, orange zest, nice finishing bitter. A bit thin and fizzy.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This has a good looking pour, a clear reddish brown body with a solid, creamy beige head that laces nicely. The aroma is caramel with a touch of butterscotch, cherries and fresh apples, and a hint of wood. It’s a bit watery or I’d rate it higher. Otherwise, the flavor nicely reflects the aroma. Just a touch of herbal/earthy bitterness is added at the end. Good.
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badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Caramel oats and cereal grain aroma and taste with a sharp grainy finish.
kramer (5501) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, via Indiana_Red. Pours a clear mahogany with a amall, fine-bubbled, off-white head. Low citric hop aroma over a sweet toffee and caramel malt base. Accent notes of tea and perfumy hops. Very fruity and malty flavor with a lightly bitter finish. A little too sweet for my tastes. Medium bodied with a sticky mouthfeel and pleasant low carbonation composed of fine bubbles. Not a bad beer, but nothing outstanding. Overall, it’s pretty sweet with an alcoholic kick that gets a little tiring on the palate by the end of the bottle.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 5, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep mahogany color with nice head and decent lacing for the style. The aroma is very light with a musty hop presence to it. The flavor was pretty assertive compared to the aroma, large hop presence with a citrus/pine finish. The finish lasted a little too long though, made the mouth feel slightly dirty. This wasn't that great of an EPA and an even worse winter ale.
Skyview (5352) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up single 12-oz bottle at Cellars Wine & Spirits in St Paul, MN. Pours a clear deep coppery amber brew with an average sized beige head that slowly dissolves to a thin head that has good retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet roasted caramel malt, some dark pitted fruits, flowery hops and a touch of iced green tea. Taste is medium to full bodied with some light carbonation along with flavors of dark pitted fruits such as cherries, plums and figs. Finish is smooth, creamy with a mild bitter aftertaste along with some fruity character. This winter brew will keep me full.
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium brown color, medium head. A medium bodied brown ale, spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon. Slightly sweet malts, slight orange taste. Good flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
JK (5329) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malt and caramel aromas. Very dark orange with a head that lasts. More malt and caramel in the taste. Seems like an English strong without being ruined by alcohol flavors.
EithCubes (5305) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (thanks, Jake!). Malty, slightly sweet aroma with notes of caramel and cherry, possibly a little toast. Clear red body with a lacing, creamy tan head. Bittersweet. Big, big body with lots of malt and notes of cherry, toffee, toast, caramel, and just a smidgen of salty licorice. Nutty with a slight wine quality. Wee molasses with indeterminate spice (nutmeg?) far in the bg. Very dry and lightly bitter aftertaste. Alcohol is nowhere apparent. Pleasant sipper, I would take this again any day. Well, not Dark Lord Day.