walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft, Baja Bean, Staunton VA. Brown with offwhite head. Fruity sweet nose of raisins and dark maple syrup. Rich, malty flavor with a hint of sour twang to offset the sweetness and provide an even finish. Very tasty.
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2006 Pours dark brown/amber with a minimal off-white head. Aroma is malty and semi-sweet. Flavor is also lightly sweet, malty, and a little fruity. Palate is light/medium with dark semi-sweet and bitter fruit on the finish.
brigg (521) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) Dark brown with ruby highlights with medium, diminishing brown head. Aroma is mostly malt. Flavor is slightly sweet malt, some herbal notes. Nothing really stood out.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours a clear light amber with a decent white head aboard. Nose is slightly spicy and malty. Flavor is predominantly a fruity/malty taste; slightly sweetened, watered-down, holiday spice, iced tea. Finish was sorta funky and did not maintain those nuances that were experienced in the beginning. This was just OK, nothing special.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, dark amber with a tiny beige head. The aroma is toffee, roast, vienna and golden raisins. The flavor is slightly sweet, grape juice, some berries, caramel, herbal and ice tea. Medium/light body with moderate carbonation and nice bitter finish.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2007 On tap at Commercial Taphouse. Labelled as Brooklyn Scottish Ale. Hazy dark amber body with a large creamy light brown head. Sweet caramel malt and light citrus hops aroma. Sweet fruity flavor with some caramel and some light citrus hops in the end.
Original Rating: 12/11/2006
Clear ruby body with a small off-white head. Sweet caramel and tea-like aroma. Dry malt and some light caramel in the flavor. 6/4/6/3/12
Aurelius (4376) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruddy brownish, big beady head. English ale-malt aroma - tannic, leathery, metallic, cereal, dried fruits. Very much in the English style -- my guess was that this was somewhere between a brown ale and an ESB. I could drink a mess of this. Cherries and vanilla cream, tannic, lightly sweet, lightly floral. Session weight. Cherry cereal finish. Moderate bittering, justly done. Another quality brew from this brewery.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hop Devil Grillle. Pours a nice clear deep amber with a fluffy off beige head and nice lace. Aroma is toasty, with nutty malts, thick caramle malts and surprisingly hoppy for the style but is more on the herbal and tea-like hop side. Good full bready and toaasty malt side, herbal hops and a light bitter finsih- somewhat peaty and light smoke as it warms with a light fruity character. Good smooth mouthfeel at first- but becomes a bit slick towards the end.
crazyvin (1993) - New York, USA - DEC 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Moghgany in color with a thin bone color head. lacing was minimal but there. A nice malty aroma with caramel notes. Some malty notes on the inital flavor but finished with a hoppy but. Some spice to it. good but nothing special.
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge foamy caramel colored head atop a copper-orange brew. Aroma is cherry-wheat, fruity. Very spicy, roasted cherry malted flavor. Finish is cherry and pepper.