jmohno (1146) - Iowa, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark purpleish brown,redish hue.big fluffy head big lacing
Chocoalte carmel,raison aroma sweet cherrie wood,breadyish,slight vannilla oak.The header description is pretty spot on.
Taste is pretty complex as well,I think overall it more of a tart cherrie taste.Followed by some dry woody toast and carmel.I get the pepper but herbal is hidden behind the tart in this but you can find it.I guess it does say subtle, I would say the given above is a pretty good descrption of this beer so guess Ill be on my way now.Thanks for tuing in anyway.One thing they didnt mention though is I think there is a good balance with sweet/tart in this.
7ris7an (80) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tulip. poured dark brown small white head. The smell is very much cocoa with a corn flake sent, and some honey. Up front heavy bitter almost like burned toast, also heavy sour and finished with light coffee. light and carbonated with a dry finish
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL pours a rusty brown with a big bubbly off-white head. Aroma is an inviting mixture of toast and toffee, with just a bit of charred oak. Unfortunately, as with several recent highly-anticipated beers from our great hometown brewer, there’s something a bit off in the flavor. The English malt and hop components are here as expected, and the "sting" still shows up, but the slight metallic tinge that others have noted is fairly obvious and off-putting. I’m hoping this isn’t a widespread problem because I think this is actually a pretty good brew except the one manufacturing flaw.
badgerben (4510) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with a large head. Light aroma, mainly yeast and malt. Oddly strong metallic taste up front, with a vinous woodiness rounding it off. As it sat and warmed, the metal seemed to fade out and some full malt, toffee, caramel and oak came out. Generally sweet.
legion242 (2286) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a deep brown with a whispy head. Aroma of softly roasted malt. First sip or two were very tart and metallic, but this seemed to soften a bit through the bottle.
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Fire works. Pours dark brown with a thin brown head. Big molasses and brown sugar on the nose. Sweet with being cloying on the tongue with a little toffee thrown in for good measure. Little note of bitternss on the finish. Very nice!
Strykzone (5147) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Bigelos. This was quite dark brown. There was so much going on in this beer. It was full of various malts and they added lots of complexity. It was fruity throughout and sometimes I tasted chocolate, sometimes coffee. Add biscuits and toffee to that. It was a bit boozy and the ABV seemed higher than 8.5%. This was tasty stuff.
wxman (1491) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque dark brown with a thin but resiliant tan head. Aroma is coffee and cocoa. Taste is also coffee, chocolate and maybe even some sweet chewing tobacco all wrapped up in a mild tartness. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Good stuff!
argo0 (11710) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Small off-white head, clear cola-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some sour, wood, caramel, coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, caramel, light sour, cherry, coffee.
MadRobin (2112) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Three ounce taste poured from bottle at Boulevard Tasting class at Total Wine and Beer in Chantilly, VA.
Clear , dark red-brown with off-white head and very good lacing.
Aroma of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, butterscotch and fruit.
Taste of sweet caramel, dark fruit and oak followed by a spooky smokey sweet roast malt flavor that made me think of the flavor you might get by squeezing the last from drops if coffee from over-roasted grounds into brown sugar. Slightly tart and bitter flavors add a little bite at the finish.
Medium/full body and medium/light carbonation.
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