DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 5/12. Bomber->SA. Dark brown with big frothy tan head. A: sweet malt, chocolate, raisins, honey, booze. T: strong boozy malt, with caramel, coffee, molasses. Good taste, but a bit rough.
Ed5388 (3225) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber. Pours a thick dark brown color with a finger of foamy tan head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted nuts. Taste is creamy, boozy, caramel, coffee, chocolate, and roasted nuts. Seems more like a light RIS then a brown ale.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
August 2012. 22 oz. bottle. Pours dark copper color with an offwhite head. Caramel, roasted malt, spice and dark fruit aromas. nice balance with a bit of alcohol burn on the finish.
Reynolds314 (3328) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer might be too big for its britches. I like brown ales but this one comes off a bit harsh and muddled. alcohol is present and abrasive. There is a nice sweet toastyness that is great but is detracted from by heavy booze.
Niko100 (2707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel/toffee, dark chocolate, & some coffee; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel/molasses, dark chocolate, and some dark fruit; Warm finish; Nicely balanced; Pretty decent.
Suttree (6105) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown, almost black. Smells very amlty. with roasty coffee notes and some nutty aromas.Lots of molasses, too. Nice smooth palate, lots of coffee, molasses, and dark chocolate. Some red wine notes, too.
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Abrasive, rich and malty, a big big brown ale, decent, I like it, but I love brown ales
hayduke (4948) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sent to me courtesy of Strykzone via a trade. Thanks Dave. Pourd a dark brown color with nice beige head and excellent retention, Light lacing rngs. Nose is citrus hops. Medium in body, Carbonated mouthfeel. Flavor is citrus and floral hops, and spices. Finish is lightly bitter. A very tasty beer.
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Pours clear dark brown with a small, frothy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast, nutty, and cookie malt with earthy hops, cinnamon, nutmeg, and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness with dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
sonnycheeba (5146) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy, beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, plums, raisins, earthy hops, toffee, and nutty notes. Flavor is rich, roast malts forward with supporting dark fruit esters, earthy hops, and woody notes; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.