snoworsummer (1950) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours dark murky brown with a very thin white head. Tastes like roasted nutty grains, burnt toast, light sweetness. Light body and low carbonation. Sweet, nutty, light syrup aroma.
sonnycheeba (3382) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at brewery. Pours cola brown with fizzy beige head. Aroma is cereal and caramel malts, fig, raisins, mixed nuts, and faint toast. Flavor is toasted malts, light caramel, some dark fruit esters, and faint hops; too watery. Light/medium body and low carbonation.
JHeath99 (841) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flight at the pub. Pours a dark amber with a ring of tan head. Aroma of nuts. Taste of roasted malt and nuts.
AirForceHops (2992) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Would be a nice brown ale if this 15 years ago. Standard in every way, medium body, with a nutty sweetness. Texture has a chewy, almost syrupy texture. The base of this beer is good but if the brewer wants to kick this up a notch;
they could add a special ingredient like hazelnuts, cocoa nibs or maybe highly hop it. Right now it is drinkable but really is missing something.
AdamJackson (2390) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown. Chalky mouthfeel. Nose is sought toasty with pecans. Taste is dry and like flour. Maybe some sweetness. Pretty creamy.
merc7186 (1999) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Dark Opaque/Brown Hue, Passes No Light, Very Mild Off White Head Ring, No Lacing
S: Nutty, Mild Roasted Dark Malts, Mild Coffee
T: Nutty, Mild Roasted Malts, Mild Coffee
M: Poor Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mild Roasty Flavor
Overall, this beer is just flat and weak flavored, a few more pounds of ingredients and some carbonation could make this a really decent beer. Until that happens, pass on it.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a very dark brown - almost black color with a small foamy tan head that left decent lacing. The aroma was faintly dry and woody. The flavor was dry, woody and a bit roasty with hints of nut and floral hops.Medium length dry, wood and floral hop finish. Medium body. Eh.
LilBeerDoctor (3422) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt, chocolate malt, light vanilla, caramel. Flavor is sweet with maple, chocolate, and sweet caramel malt. A bit sweet but nice flavor profile.
beerme31 (480) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap. Pours brown thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate caramel and nuts. Taste is mild sweet. Medium body, ave carbonation, mild bitter finish. Overall well balanced brown.
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark, malty, smooth. Better aftertaste. I didn’t like it very much at first, but it grew on me. Came highly recommended by our server. Upon further analysis, I think I prefer this over the double bock.