madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
28th May 2011
Hazy red - brown beer, tiny white head. Dry and crispy palate. Caramel chocolate in the malt. On top is a lively plummy fruit. Minerals. Dry and slightly bitter finish. An interesting brown, but a tad over dry.
bhensonb (12455) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewpub. Pours dark amber/brown with a 3 finger foamy beige head. Aroma is sort of nutty chocolate. Med body/frothy carb. Flavor is nutty/malty, and I can imagine a hint of chocolate. It goes a bit thin, but itís very smooth, and the finish is delightful.
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a small, quickly diminishing amber head. Aromas of carmel, chocolate, toasted malt and a hint of nuts. Palate was edium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, chocolate, toasted maslt, light nuts and a hint of smoke with a smooth finish.
adnielsen (10089) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap @ Crabtree. Pours a dark orange appearance with a khaki head. Nutty, toasted caramel marke malty, somewhat spicy aroma. Tangy fruity, lightly acetic (huh?), caramel flavor. Drinkable but has some issues.
arminjewell (8622) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, slightly fizzy dark brownish red pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of trashy cardboard, sour grain, hints of earth, slight caramel, touch of diacetyl, uh oh. Taste is better, but powdery cocoa, some slight trash, garbage, wet husky grains, slight sour grain, hints of earth and nuts, finishing fairly bitter, very fizzy and acidic with the carbonic acid. Hope this was just an off bottle.
Camons (7630) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Timbers, Denver. Pours dark reddish brown with a creamy offwhite head. Aroma of malt, nuts,chocolate. Taste is sweet malty, caramel, nuts, chocolate. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation. Light easy drinking brown ale, not bad at all. 050312
Ernest (6729) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2011 Bottle.
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear medium to dark brown, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, roasted nuts, toasted bread), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with light notes of plum, apple skin, and honey.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Relatively variable quality, it seems. Nice aroma but a bit flabby in the mouth.
notalush (5358) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby - frothy lace - nose is leafy tobacco, roasted nuts, toffee, earthy hops - soft carbonation, smooth texture - flavor is medium dry, with strong hazelnut - a bit of tobacco - light caramel sweetness and subtle hops on the tail end, along with a mild acidity - nothing stand out, but perfectly drinkable and enjoyable for what it is - nothing I would buy again, but decent - this brewery gets no love.
heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2010
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Deep reddish brown colored body with a hint of light tan head on the edges of the glass. The nose is largely ashtray with hints of rotting apples. The taste is sweet and smoky with tons of ashtray. There is also some old burnt plastic and rotten apple core. This is horrid.
dwyerpg (4871) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 27, 2006
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Apparently, this recipe has just been tweaked. However, I think something went wrong with this batch. It doesnít smell right at all, big sour notes. The head disappears immediately. The tastes begins okay, and while there really isnít that much nuttiness in it, it tastes decent. However, it seems overall that this batch must have been tainted somehow, as the overall flavoring is sourness. Perhaps the equipment wasnít cleaned properly. That seems most likely.