spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Got some sweet malt in the aroma.Pours a dark copper with red highlights.Has a large off white head.Lots of sweet malts in the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with some malt and slight alcohol in the finish.
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12oz). Clear fairly deep copper-amber, small beige creamy/bubbly head. Dry toasted caramel and generic hop bitterness, hint of alcohol and maybe a touch of cocoa powder. Taste is not bad - plenty of sweet roast caramel malt, but not as dry as the aroma, cereal grain and not much alcohol at all - nice smooth buttery sweet malt finish. Sticky, average body, not much hop or astringency to balance what is essentially a slightly spicy malt treat - but I’m not complaining. I’ll drink more of these.
drinkinjersey (10) - brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. poured amber-brown with a thin off white head. aroma was rich with caramel malts. caramel malts even mroe apparent in taste along with hops and nice bit of spiciness.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown body with an off-white head. The aroma is mostly sweet caramel malts with some toasted hints as well. The flavor follows the aroma with a hint of citrus and grassy hops.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Copper-brown, with a thick, loose, off-white head. Spicy aroma, with a evident alcohol. Medium body, with a heavy malty flavor that fades into a metallic finish. No alcohol in the taste. A bit too spicy for me.
DocLock (9238) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft from DRE. Medium brown pour with aroma of caramelly malt, some brown sugar, nutmeg, hops. Tastes caramel malty coupled with slight brown sugar and X-mas spicy notes, and a twinge of finishing hops.
EithCubes (5426) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Malty and lightly herbal nose with caramel and a touch of dust. Looks to be the he redder side of amber combined with the browner side of copper, with a short tan head. Crisp mf and a medium body with light alcohol. Cherry accents on the thick layer of malt, caramel and light earth, definitely chewy. Light nuts and red berry. Light, natural fruity sweetness with really no bitter- or sourness. Tasty!
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Dark coppery orange color with a creamy tan head. Aroma is loaded with malts and some spices. Flavor is sweet and malty at the beginning with a slightly smokey and roasted middle and some caramel and bitter hops at the finish. Slightly tinny.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Translucent brown-red color with a medium sized rocky white head. Rich malty aroma, caramel and toffee, with a heavy buttery diacetyl component. Ruddy caramel, mild toastiness, and a mellow earthen tinge in the flavor. Faint smokiness in the finish with residual stale caramel. Large diacetyl buttery pantina that threatens to overshadow the more delicate flavors. Mouthfeel is a rich medium, somewhat chewy.
dmac (5159) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Very nice pour with good head retention and a nice copper color. Nose is very distinct with malts coming through nicely. Flavor is of malts with a nice roastiness. Excellent beer.