MadRobin (1396) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Clear dark brown with small tan-yellow head and good lacing.
Aroma of toast, roasted malt, caramel and nuts.
Taste of toast, roasted malt, coffee, toffee and a touch of vanilla.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
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arojewski (22) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep brown with red notes and a thin but heavy head. No notable aroma but with deep rich notes on first sip. A dark beer with light mouth feel. Excellent.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, dark brown with red highlights, no foam, malt and cola aroma, flavor of raisins , licorice and nutshells , dry finish
paintedmaple (268) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle...tinny metallic taste overshadowed a watery, slightly malty base...just plain nasty. Maybe this sat on the self at Trader Joe’s too long, but I won’t be drinking any more of this stuff.
Scrapersnbeer (1246) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Subtle aroma of coffee and almonds. Clear brown that’s the approximate shade of spiced dark rum. Tastes of burnt coffee with brown sugar in it, while also bitter and peaty. Decidedly English feeling. Light body with a scratchy bite. Good pick up for $6.
shrubber85 (6507) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Roasted pecan and chocolate malt aroma. Chestnut brown with large tan head. Sweet pecan, cocoa, and barley grain malt. A bit on the sweet side but not bad.
Ataraxia (234) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown with frothy beige head. Sweet chocolate, molasses, toasted malts, and a hint of plums and blackcurrants. Syrupy, smooth, average carbonation, and pleasant.
Beerenberger (1108) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma of sweet roasted malts. Pours a clear reddish brown with no head or lacing. The taste is much like the nose with hints of nuts and a strong, but quick, bitter, burnt molasses finish and aftertaste. Medium-light bodied (a little thin) with fizzy carbonation throughout. Overall, better than I was lead to believe, but I probably won’t buy again.
Sammer (964) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark pour from bottle. Taste is watered down coffee, nuts and a bit of malt. Pretty average.
dfinney23 (1248) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not very distinctive for a "distinctive dark ale". A bit nutty and malty but a bit weak all-around.