topherh (1912) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark amber with an off white head. Aroma is rich malt, caramel, and raisin. Flavor is lightly roasty, caramel, apple, and a bit of hoppy bitterness.
drpimento (2293) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent beer. Poured with a tan head that quickly settled down and no lace. Color is a lovely clear medium red amber. Aroma is very malty roast toffee and a hint fruity. Flavor is like aroma. Body is ok and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor and medium in length. Serviceable beer. If you were in the mood for a straightforward malty ale this could be a session.
obguthr (4072) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cereal grains and light molasses on the nose. Clear ochre brown, thin yellow head. Sweet medium roasted malt and caramel flavor initially, turns slightly tart with an addition of lemon to the malt, and finishes with a walnut and lemon zest finish. Fantastic transitions. Complete brown ale, and actually more ABA than strong ale or EBA.
CanIHave4Beers (3351) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown with a good clarity, good head, and some lace. The aroma is mildly roasty with some honey and some molasses with a light floral note. The flavor is a bit high on alcohol with some good nuttiness, molasses, some mild tart notes, all around a nice malty beer. .
gyllenbock (5013) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear brown with a medium tan head.
Aroma is malt. caramel, some hops and chocolate.
Flavor of biscuits, some roasted malt, dried fruits. A little thin and easy to drink. Quite low carbonation. Short aftertaste. Nothing special.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: January 03, 2010
Source: Tasting, Cellar Ticker
Appearance: clear brown with ruby edges, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, light caramel sweetness, touch of earthyness
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, dark caramel sweetness brings out the chocolate, light nutty character, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Nisse666 (4486) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brun. Fudgeig, torkad frukt, maltig doft.
Maltig, rund, honung och rostad malt smak.
Lång rostad eftersmak.
liinis (1597) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Damn what a disappointment. as if it was watered down. Has nothing into it.
Rustyham (1732) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma of caramel and banana, color is clear dark reddish brown with a head that is minuscule and dissipates quickly. Flavor is a boring, astringent malt. Like a pumpernickel bread, but not as delicious. Kind of lame-o. Bottle from Lucky Liquors, Miami.
ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Pours out a darkened, brownish-red body with a modestly-sized, sudsy, off-white head.
Smell: Toasted dark bread and some dark caramel alongside fruity hints of raisins and dried apricots. Alright, movin’ on!
Taste: A sweet taste of the syrup glazed crusts of dark bread. Hint of nuts. Sadly, there’s a slight lacquery tone, giving the impression it has more than the listed 5.3% ABV. Small dusting of cocoa powder. A carryover of fruitiness from the aroma. Mild hop character and bitterness. Drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation.
Drinkability: Average but accessible, though one I’ll have to pass. I enjoyed the monkey shenanigans story on the label more than anything else.