beerbastard (679) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.5 oz. bottle that pours cloudy amber brown. Malt, maple and caramel nose. Smooth roasted malty sweetness with a slight bitterness, followed by some maple in the background. Alcohol is well hidden, somewhat flat and dry finish.
jjgmd (1400) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a deep muddy brown color with no appreciable head. Nose is sweet and fruity with nice caramel toffee. Taste is sweet and fruity with pleasant whiskey notes. Finishes nicely with a sweet palate. A very nice scotch ale. Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1357) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a muddy brown with a brown head and aroma of wood and fruits. Taste is sweet, with wood notes, fruits, whiskey, caramel, and light maple syrup with a long, warming finish. Delicious brew
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aromas were of caramel, chocolate, toffee, coffee, roasted malts and alcohol. The taste was a melange of the above...sweet, rich, satisfying. The mouthfeel was very full, almost chewy...and the drinkability was excellent!
JBPortland (732) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark rich mahogany brown. Medium cream colored head, fades somewhat quick. Nose is strong of sweet figs, raisins, heavy notes of licorice. Mouthfeel is creamy, malty, smooth. Taste is dark bread, sweet, raisins, boozy. A little medicinal for my taste. Lingering sticky finish with waves of rustic fruitiness and bits of maple creeping in. The maple could be dialed up a notch. Couldn’t drink many of these. A good beer for Fall in New England. Well crafted and hearty but not my favorite DDC offering. Worth trying to fully understand the personality of this brewery, but they have better.
crossovert (7200) - Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A full-on brew. Huge caramel notes that hit you over the head and don’t stop until your done. I like being a masochist once in awhile.
solidfunk (3817) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice, especially for style. Very well-balanced ingredients, they come together well. Slight woody barrel sense. Cloudy red with mocha-coloured head. Some lacing. Average carbonation. Bittersweet finish. Bottle from Delires du Terroir.
radarsock (894) - Vermont, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
$4.99 for the 11.5 fl.oz bottle purchased from Hunger Mountain. To snifter, it pours a light brownish rust color; accompanying the rust is its suds and bubbles, but nothing that would indicate this has a colossal head. Aromas of maple bark, almond liqueur, shortbread, ginger, mint, and tapioca. Taste follows suit--not nearly as a concise maple profile, however. By swallow, it’s hinting at earth, bitter hops, and caramel. A slight yet profficient oniony burn only subsided by the aforementioned caramel. It’s okay.
BMMillsy (1318) - Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky dark reddish brown with very small yellowish brown head. Aroma of maple, dark fruits, figs, raisins, candy sugar, alcohol. Flavor is maple, brown sugar, fig, and pears. Surprisingly high and prickly carbonation. Medium sticky body. A bit dry. Not my favorite, but not a bad beer.
NeoHippie2 (971) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown pour with a light tan head. Aromas of malt, toasted oak, and a touch of maple syrup. Initial flavor is the big malt presence this brew has, the maple comes through in the finish. Rich, robust, and wonderfully complex this was a great beer. Almost reminds me of a quad.