blutt59 (6022) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, thanks to Fratto, amber colored pour with no head, dark fruit and caramel aroma, flavor of dry nut husks or shells and caramel
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
"toffee, malt and spice is about it. none of the robust dark fruit aspects i like in the style. this one started about average, but i lost interest in finishing before the end."
SudsMcDuff (5866) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle .. . deep tan .. . light foam, lacing is pretty good .. . the cat is in the bread machine! .. . some plum, burnt sugar, mrgreen, boozy vanilla, and mops .. . light sticky mouth, way to sweet! .. . for some reason 10 years ago i opened a trophy shop....
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle left on my balcony for almost a month from a mix pack a friend brought over. Pours a rich copperruby pour, darker and reddish, a minimal haze is darker, a touch of glow on the edges grows as it warms, and frothy offwhite head dies to a small film, laces small. Aromas are sweeter malts, caramel and bread dough. Touches of biscuits, toast, and mellow yeastiness. A touch of apple, pear, and candied fruits. Oranges, cherry, more sweet malts, gentle spiciness and Candi sugars. Toastiness, bread dough, flaked wheat. Not all that bad. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, offering some mellow sweetness, bread dough, flaked wheat, toast and biscuits up front. A touch of deeper Candi sugar, light fruitiness, some oranges, touch of estery pear in there. Light spice, yeast, mellow cinnamon and ginger is fleeting. Touches of dryness into the finish, dry spice and yeast, that Candi sugar lingers a touch more as it warms. An ok beer, really. Lacking complexity or assertive flavors, it could be considered a bit bland. But it’s not bad.
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The beer pours a dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is full of a lot of cocoa and toffee notes and actually smells a lot better than I expected it to. The flavor is similar to the aroma. I get a lot of lightly roasted malts, as well as some toffee, caramel, cream and grass notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
PorterPounder (5593) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Super Market - 12 oz bottle. Dark amber pour, tight, off white head that dissipates pretty quickly. Sweet, sugary aroma with hints of Christmas spices. Flavor has some toffee notes, some candied sugar, a back end of caramel and just a hint of Christmas spices. Mouthfeel is a bit lacking, thickness does not match the flavor. Overall, decent though.
thirdeye11 (5593) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(12oz bottle thanks to Fratto) clear copper, very few tan bubbles. Nose of dry brown sugar, umami, spices, old rotten banana. Taste of old lager-style hops, rotten banana, creamy dry carbonation, umami linger. Stale stuff.
alexsdad06 (5562) - Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a small to medium off white head. The aroma has some caramel, belgian sugar, mild spice, yeast and a grassy note to top things off. The flavor was weak overall with only mild caramel malt, spices and light candi sugar. This is about what I expected.
Cornfield (5504) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Why are they calling this an Abbey Ale? Just ’cause they used a Belgian yeast strain? Anywhat - Nice look to it, a deep reddish amber with a tall beige head... forget the head. It leaves quickly, only a thin ring staying behind. The aroma is pretty light, some sweet caramel and and faint yeastiness. The flavor is a spritzed up caramel and molasses concoction with a soft spiiciness. Drinkable, but why?
TheBeerGod (5284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper-ruby pour with a short, fizzy tan head. Aroma is toffee, toasted malt, caramel notes and light earthiness. Taste is sweet malt, toasted grains, caramel, dark bread, grassy notes and toffee. Body is medium with a strong, fizzy carbonation. Finishes with more caramel, dark bread, chewy malt, toasted grains and light grassy notes.