arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at red robin. Average in every way. Oh well, it was only lunch time. Drink and learn.
tgncc (3094) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is.fruit, caramel, buttery The appearance is deep amber, clear, white head. The flavor is diacetyl, caramel, brown sugar. The finish is sweet, light pine hops, no belgian yeast. Somewhat thin in body. Not especially good.
subsonic (82) - Pataskala, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
"poured with thick tan head. had a very roasted taste from the start,and finished with a toffee flavor. the mouth feel was smooth. I really enjoyed this ale, great way to start off the winter months."
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Best by: 14APR12
A: brown with a finger of off-white foam. spotty lace excellent clarity.
S: Faint, not much here in the nose, except a weird smell of carrot.
T: Tastes like wood and cherries (marachino) and alcohol.
M: Thin with moderate carb.
O: Meh, last one I will have.
Serving type: bottle
ajnepple (5058) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Ace-Hi Tavern. Brown and clear with a white head. Toasted malts, caramel, toffee, bread, light chocolate and spices. Medium body with a crisp feel. Not bad.
jflopsu (1197) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brownish-amber. Has a light chocolate and malt aroma. Mine was served with a chocolate powdered rim. Taste is strong with chocolate and a nice mix of light malt and some spices. Has a sweet and smooth taste.
SilentJo (68) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish brown with thick tan head. Aroma seemed to have a hint of chocolate perhaps? Malty. The taste has a slightly bittersweet taste, with a smooth finish. Not bad but not as sweet as I expected from the label description.
penguinfinity (107) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Sweet smell and taste but rather nondescript. Pours clean, amber color with light head. Not too bad, tasty but could be better.
StellaLane (1) - Montross, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I wish this was sold year round. It’s robust, yet has a sweet finish. If you like dark beer but wish there was something sweeter and lighter, then this one’s for you! I stock up in the fall so I have it all year round.
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear reddish brown pour with a thick tan head. Malty and caramelly nose with notes of roast, slight esters, vanilla and sugar. Sweet malt and caramel flavor with subtle Belgian esters and some breadiness before a semi-sweet finish.