Mora2000 (5141) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle. Red with an off-white head. The aroma is full of toffee, dark fruit and earth. The flavor is full of dark fruit notes, as well as some cherries and caramel. There is also a bit of toffee and some alcohol in the flavor, as well as a little bit of earth. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Butters (3583) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Raleigh Rare and Vintage 2013. Clear brown pour with ring of nearwhite head. Notes of apples and oxidation,a little spice, a little woody. Pretty much just a brown ale to me. Meh.
Hair6a11 (1229) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Pour is murky brown / copper with an average khaki head in this glass; it retains on the average side, with some very light lacing present in this glass. The nose is light sour, sweet bread, toffee, hazelnuts, brown sugar, and toast here - with some fruit esters present. The flavor profile is at first burnt toast, brown sugar, toffee, more fruit esters, roast notes, wood, leather - but unfortunately the flavor profile is muted and thin here. Bittering hops, more fruits, more meh. It had a lot of elements and I found them messy and ultimately a bit disappointing for what Iíve come to expect out of this brewery overall.
gregwilsonstl (866) - USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber copper. Little head, alot if lacing. Pretty good at first. A lot of caramel. Way too hot of a finish.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a great beige head leaving lacing. Aroma is fruity malty a bit caramel sweet. Flavor is quite malty a bit sweet caramel fruity toasted bitter and has a touch of chocolate. Finish is malty bitter.
WanderinCelt87 (58) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Has avery very malty sweet taste with a subtle roasty aroma. It goes down smooth and sweet.
maxwelldeux (2713) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at a bottle share. Pours a dark brown color with a moderate head. Nose is a tad wild and slightly sour. Taste is light and thin, also a bit sour. OK.
mcox90 (1374) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy mahogany color with a 1" tan head. Malty sweet aroma. Lots of toffee, brown sugar, nuts and wood. Sweet, yet earthy. Definitely malt forward. Some herbal hop flavors. Full palate with a slightly sour finish. Very good.
mjeterboldt (1) - - FEB 22, 2013 does not count
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 3/20
Very distinct malty flavor, but with nice complexity. However, if you are someone who does not like a lot of malt in your beer, this isnít for you.
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel,nuts and roasted grains. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, nuts and grains. Medium body,average carbonation.