gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep amber with a large tan head. Had a real hard time pulling a nose off of this. Got some yeast and some ripe fruits at first. Flavor is prune, fig, booze, caramel, some citrus. Decent hop bitterness, toasty malt and raisin. Nice.
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a bit of spice note that reminds me almost of a Xmas ale posing as a Strong Bitter. My taste buds are confused, but it’s not bad.
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one bottled at the brewery in Milford, New York. Bright, medium yellow pour with an unusual banana and strawberry nose, citrusy, with pineapple, cherry, citrusy hops, spectacularly complex, excellent.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich caramel aroma with hints of banana (a bit like bananas Foster). Flavor is medium sweet with a slight hint of metal and a drying hop finish. Interesting beer.
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz - Light tan head over brown liquid. Wood and creamy caramel on nose. A sweet malt palate, some molasses character. I liked this one.
BiddleBrau (932) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep mahogany with thin head. Malty nose, toasty with caramel. Caramel malt sweet with dry hop bitterness. Not so full on the palate and finishes clean. Real nice go. A stand up double. On tap at Dive 96, NYC
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Ibrew2or3 for the share. Pours clear orange-gold with an off-white head. Aroma is light fruit, malt, apricot, honey, caramel, sugar. Flavor is similar with lots of honey, malt, some raisin flavor, and a minor hop bite. Starts sweet, hoppy mid-mouth, and bitter with sweet in the finish. Not a bad session beer.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy Ibrew2or3. Hazy copper pour, light thin white head. Nose is dry, hoppy, raisin, some caramel and some must. Smooth flavors, lots of raisin, plum, hints of caramel, apricot and many dark fruits. Balanced, drinkable and full-bodied.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours an amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of oak, wood, caramel, raisins, honey, ripe fruit, apples. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of raisins, honey, apples, apricots, some mustiness. Mouthfeel is syrupy and malty.
Ibrew2or3 (6849) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bonus courtesy of Cletus. Pours copper with thin tan head. The modest aroma has notes of apple, pears, sugar sweet malts, a bit of crystal malts and a touch of caramelization. The taste has caramelized malts mixing with prunes, apples and pears. It smooths out into the finish leaving sweetness and slight tart fruitiness to linger into the after taste.