rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great nutty aroma and hearty, robust flavor. I enjoyed this beer and would try it again.
radio_nowhere (596) - Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft served in thistle glass at restaurant. Orange-amber color with small tan head. Aroma of sweet roasty malts and light fruit. Taste is rich malt sweetness and some hints of vanilla and nuts. Fully body, creamy mouth-feel, didn’t taste the alcohol at all (nicely hidden). Pretty tasty.
MadRobin (1396) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 4 oz. sample at Maryland Craft Beer Festival 2012.
Clear, deep orange-red with small tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt and subtle hops.
Taste is a complex mix of roasted malts, vanilla, sweetness, bread, hops and alcohol.
Full body and medium plus carbonation.
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strongpieman (1313) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Red brown, clear. Malty sweet aroma, medium body, tasteful finish. Very nicely done, strong recommend.
popdoggy (100) - USA - JAN 13, 2008
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice sweetness. I didnt get any warming sensation, and like most b.a. beers almost no head and soda mouthfeel. 2nd best of the night.
Derek881 (917) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, this beer was the best I’ve had from Brewer’s Alley thus far. It was served in a tulip glass, had a smooth, dark copper-brown color and a very small, foamy white head that was quickly gone. The aroma was sweet and fruity with discernable tones of caramel, raisins, and maybe some pear; very malty and rich. The flavor was excellent; sweet and fruity, with great fruit tones and a caramel touch. There would be no way of knowing it featured 8.0% alcohol by the taste. Smooth and slightly creamy on the palate with only light carbonation. A wonderful beer that is an extreme bargain at only $3!
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub on 1/19/07: Pours a transparent deep copper amber with a full-lacing, thin, but dense light tan head. Aroma of sweet caramely malt with a hint of peat and some light fruit. Body starts fairly full and sweet with nice caramel maltiness and a smooth, slightly warming finish. True to style and enjoyable.
Braudog (5353) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2007 Draft at the brewpub. Served in a tulip glass. This is pitch black with a thin trim of white. Very light licorice aroma. Once it’s finally tasted, this has a robust sugary essence, but in an extremely well-balanced way. Roasty, toasty and very sweet, this is an awesome beer for the winter months. (#2658, 1/15/07)
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Small firm head atop a beautiful amber ale. A little on the malty side for my tastes, slightly unbalanced. The alcohol is well-hidden, although it ends with a bitter dry mouth.
Holdwine (1064) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice Scotch Ale. Good floral notes up front. Pours well with a creamy head. Very malty with a surprisingly quick crisp finish.