maus10 (40) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at 28 Springs in Siloam Springs, AR. Sweet, rich, brown sugar, tart, coffee. Basically, it's a mouthful. Very big palate.
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beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled at waldo pizza. pours cloudy brown with a medium light tan head. aromas of caramel, burnt malt and chocolate. taste is sour with a small bit of hoppy bitterness. fairly full bodied thick and lively. finish is sour with bitter notes and burnt malt. decent but not my favorite.
johnnnniee (2342) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the second beer that I’ve had that claims to be in the stingo style, ironically the other one made by Samuel Smith is rumored to be a recipe designed by Dann Paquette. Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and a huge beige head that sticks around forever as it laces the sides of the glass. I got lots of chocolate and a bit of banana right after popping the cork on this brew, but those seem to have subsided. Lots of caramel and dark sugars with some dark and tart fruits along with a hint of spice. this reminds me a lot of a Belgian Strong Dark. The flavor is really complex and varied. I get a rush of caramel, chocolate, and dark dried fruit maltiness right up front. Tart fruit and a hint of ethanol break through that and never really let go of you. There’s and earthy almost salty flavor that cuts in somewhere towards the end. Medium to thick body with a moderate to ample level of carbonation and a sweet salty tart mouthfeel going on. I thought I had reviewed the Yorkshire one, I guess I didn’t, I would have really liked to compare the two. This is an interesting beer, it’s wildly complex and varied, but maybe to its detriment, as the flavors seem a bit less than harmonious. If I come across another bottle I may pick it up just to see what a little age does to this.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a darker amber almost brown color with a smaller head that didn’t retain very long. Aroma was syrup, molasses, some caramel and lots of malts. Flavor was sweeter. English malts, that turned in syrup and brown sugar. Medium body. Some mild hops can be felt in the finish. Longer oily finish. Another winner here.
falco242 (280) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice pour with an inch of head, unique, malty and pretty dark but pretty well balanced too. Cocao and woody but nice wheatiness too. I want this on a snowy winter night.
ElGaucho (2222) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at butcher and the boar. Malty doppelbock aroma. Murky dark, reddish brown. Dry flavor. Not very carbonated. A hint of sourness. Lingering tartness. Good beer.
wchesser (1197) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very sweet caramel nose. Cloudy thick murky caramel brown color. Biscuity with a sweet toffee mid and back palate finishing with some peppery spice. Good, but a bit disjointed. Feel like some time in the bottle would do this one good. Bit too sweet for my taste, and alcohol is hot.
Travlr (12341) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Hazy brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of burnt toast, caramel. Taste is dark fruit with a burnt edge. Nice.
trevor211 (1305) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cola brown, med head. Dry, roasty, just a bit of fruit for sweetness. Maybe some burnt toffee. A mild flavor, though - delicate, but maybe a bit too much so.
AirForceHops (3298) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ The Ale House. Served in a Boulevard tulip, deep brown with red highlights, thin yet dense head( tan in color) good retention. Nose has tons of malt, chocolate and caramel dominate. English malts come through. Hops are not noticeable through all the malt. Lots of dark fruits and slightly tart berries. Weak
notes of oak. With chocolate malt and minor hints of coffee. Does show some complexity. Taste does show the 8.5% ABV however, only after I
Started eating my dinner and the glass was half emptied. The body is medium leaning on the full side. Overall is is a real finely made brew, well worth a try!