NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Chama River. Pours a dark amber appearance with a tan head. Slightly spicy, caramel, light milk chocolate, spicy, lightly piney hoppy aroma. Hmmm, spicy, milk chocolate, a bit nutty, caramel, herbal flavor. Kind if interesting and fairly tasty.
MadRobin (1597) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap 4 oz. sampler at Chama River restaurant in Albuquerque, NM.
Clear, deep dark mahogany red with off-white head and little lacing.
Aroma of toasted malt, coffee and peat.
Taste of roasted malt, toffee and caramel.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
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dnstone (2092) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber in color with slight off-white head. Chewy-malty flavor, slightly buttery finish (diacetyl?). Roast malt aroma.
tomciccateri (978) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the brewpub. Pours an opaque black color with a lasting tan head and lace. Neutral aroma. Light-bodied but full moughtfeel. chocolate flavor with a dryness tempered by the dark crystal flavor. Late dry finish. Nice.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden-brown. Sweet, slightly nutty aroma. Sweet and nutty on the palate, too. Maybe a hint of toastiness. Fairly sticky finish.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft @ brewpub. Red-brown and glassy. Caramel aromas and flavors. Too sweet and caramelly, meh.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours brown with very little lacing. Pronounced caramel malt on the nose but subdued on the tongue although this one seems to linger somewhat.
decaturstevo (4619) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber with off white head and lace. Light chocolate and roasted malt. Sweet caramel with light chocolate and a hint of sour. Medium bodied and foamy.
LilBeerDoctor (3297) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear brown with a white head. Aroma of roasted and sweet malt. Flavor is reminiscent of a porter with lots of roasted/charred malt and some sweet malt but the palate is more of a brown ale vs. porter. Overall a tasty brown ale, one of the better ones.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap-pours a light tan head and dark copper color. Aroma is soft medium malt-peat. Taste is oat/medium/dark malt-peat/coffee, raisin, secondary earthy hops bite.