musinj6 (371) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque brown with two finger tan head. Caramel, roasted, wood malt flavors that are fantastic. I can detect hints of cocoa and pepperiness. Herbal hoppy background. Mildly sweet initally then overtaken. Fully body with soft carbonation. Long mildy smokey finish. This is a well crafted beer that is insidiously well balanced given the ABV.
ljthiessen (142) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 2012 vintage. Light roasty aroma, some subtle fruits. Fruity, lightly tart flavour. Not bad.
RickTStiles (656) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wine and bourbon aroma. Taste has notes of red wine, yeast, plum. Very rich and juicy. Finish is wet and sweet.
Patrickctenchi (2916) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep, amber-copper with a tall, tan head.
Toffee malt aroma.
Flavour is sweet, prune, toffee....
Pretty good stuff.
Marheb (1639) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poires, pommes, biscuit graham avec une portion surie comme une old stock. Le corps est bien charpenté, l’amertume docile, buvabilité honnête. J’aime bien ce genre ale anglaise/old stock.
shrubber85 (6811) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rock candy, caramel malt, hay and light alcohol aroma. Copper with moderate head. Sweet caramel malt, hay, and light alcohol flavor. Very nice.
shaverandrew15 (3) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m going to attempt to age the few bottles I have left. It’s so hard! The complexity and palate is phenomenal.
jzzbassman (1456) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper with a beige head. Nutty, bready, caramel nose that follows along the same lines in the flavor. The caramel is a nice foundation, with some oak, full bodied, finishes a bit yeasty with a banana note I didn’t like as much.
merc7186 (1665) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Reddish/Brownish Hue, Passes Mild Lacing, Off White Head, Mild Lacing
S: English Malts, Tobbaco
T: English Malts, Raisins, Tobacco
M. Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Filling
Overall, a really solid english brown ale with great flavor profile and malty, tobacco presence
gschrade (426) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours brown with off white head. Taste roasted malt, chocolate, bready. I thought this was good. I could drink this again.
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Reynolds314 (2011) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells nice and rich and malty with tons of complexity. The taste on the other hand is cloyingly sweet with some toffee and bread notes. Man is this sweet.