nearbeer (3073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. Opaque black with a lasting cover of creamy bubbles. Nose is dry cocoa, caramel apple, light ash and coffee. Tastes of dry cocoa, ash, blackstrap molasses, and light notes of sour cream and tart apple. Has an ultra-smooth medium body with low carbonation. A touch to the sweet side with fruity notes that I think come from an English ale yeast, but tamed a bit by the ashy-roast finish that almost develops into a tobacco like aftertaste.
AxlLives (240) - Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle - pours dark black-brown, crimson-ruby highlights, smallish tan head, mostlyl diminishing. Aromas of candied malt, sweet chocolate, dark berries, and fragrant grains. Taste is of dark biscuit, malted fruits, and slight bitterness at the finish. Medium-full bodied, decent and long.
strongpieman (1180) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at restaurant. Very good overall , well balanced for style with enough body and flavor.
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Derek881 (869) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed a pint of this beer in January 2013. The beer had a deep brown/black color with a dark copper/ruby hue and was somewhat clear, with a small off-white/tan head with fairly short retention, but good lacing and cling. Its aroma featured some light caramel malt blended with tones of nuts and cereal, and a blend of earthy and grainy hops. It had a lightly sweet caramel malt flavor mixed with a blend of cereal and nut, along with some bitter earthy and grainy tones. The body was somewhat creamy and wet, with low carbonation and light fizz and life, and a medium-full mouthfeel that left a dry, lightly chalky aftertaste.