hawthorne00 (2431) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep bronze with a lasting pale beige head. Brooding aroma of dried fruits, dark sugars, hard spices. Sweet with layers of fruit and singed flavours. Maple registers as a woodiness to the sweetness at the end. Dries out very gently so that the finish lingers and the sweetness gradually gives way to wood and a lick of booze. Nice balance, didn’t find it cloying but wanted those malty and fruity flavours to open up a little more.
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bigger than I expected... Nose has sweet maple, little orange and spice. Taste is big, robust malt supported by the maple that builds nicely. Slick body, nice length. lol. Great brew
beerbastard (687) - 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 (1436) - 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 (1391) - 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 (783) - 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 (778) - 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 (7388) - 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 (3997) - 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 (907) - 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.