Travlr (18633) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Churchkey. Opaque bown color, fluffy beige head. Aroma of dusty cocoa bars. Taste us spiced fudge brownies. Very nice.
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2006 (12/12/06) Clear mahogany body topped by beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, cherry, some anise, cinnamon. Yaste is moderately sweet, cherry, ginger, light anise, herbal. Medium body, some stickiness. (7/3/7/3/14)
(12/16/05) Cloudy dark brown body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, basil, light lemongrass, grassy. Taste is medium sweet, lemongrass, grassy, light alcohol, butter. Light-medium body, nicely drinkable. (6/3/7/4/13)
Ratman197 (12142) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2 (Thanks Brad!) poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, cola, earthiness, spice and dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of toffee, spice, cola and light fruitiness with a crisp lingering spiced finish.
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Jcwattsrugger. Pours dark brown with offf white head. Nose and taste of fig newton, dough, spice, grape, candy cane, cherry and dark fruit. Slight oxidation. Medium body.
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear dark brown ale with a thin white head. A nice nutty malt with orange peels, a bit funky and herbal, quite nice. In mouth, a nice light licorice wafting through the malt, a bit of chocolate, medium bodied. Very nice indeed. On tap at brewpub, Dec. 28 2008.
jcwattsrugger (11752) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
shared by jtclockwork-bottle-dissipating tan-dk copper/red. A-dk fruit-fig, bready/dough. Cherry as it warms. T-cherry/grape juice, spice hops, sweet med malt-caramel/dough.
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours nearly opaque dark brown with a large, foamy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy toast and bread malt, lightly sweet dates, raisins and figs, faint orange notes and earthy spices and hops. Flavor is dry toast and bread malt, spicy alcohol, soft dark fruit notes, light earthy hops and bitterness with a dry finish though some sweetness does linger. Full body and moderate carbonation.
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle shared at Slutfest 4. Pours a hazy
thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of
toasted malts, spice, caramel, minth hops. The
taste is eggnog spice, herbal hops, faint toffee
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013-08-17. Dark amber brown body, beige head. 3+ Aroma of musty dusty malt. Flavour is similar, mild fruity notes, sweet lightly tangy malt. Average bodied palate, soft but effervescent carbonation. 3+ Not great. Bottle at Campground Brewdown.
DocLock (8969) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Drafting Room, Exton. Dark brown/ruby pour (slightly cloudy) with medium, creamy, off-white head. Aroma of malt, hops, spices, florals. Tastes fruity, spicy, with finishing hops and malt. Nice balance and complexity.