adrian910ss (2268) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a cola color with a medium sized cream colored head. Aroma of tootsie rolls, malt cola, honey, earth and weird candied malt. Taste is much the same
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Chocolate covered cherry aroma and taste. Disappointed in the head retention and would like a little more, but not much, CO2 in this beer. Definitely get notes of Raisins as well.
Tmoney99 (9601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear brown color with an average to large frothy light brown head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted malt & nuts and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet toasted nutty flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Interesting good brew.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at the Falls Church Alehouse. Would have been nice if they’d warned me this 7 ounce pour was over $8. Pours a clear dark red color with no head. Aroma of toffee, chocolate, herbal and nutty notes. The taste is herbal notes, toffee, honey, nuts, stone fruits, and bitter hops. Medium-full bodied with a slight bit of booze. Very nice beer.
sonnycheeba (2528) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with average fizzy, off-white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is figs, dates, chocolate, coffee, earthy hops, roasted malt, and light funk. Flavor malt forward with good supporting dark fruit esters and hops; semi-sweet finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
RickTStiles (626) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours clear dark brown with a thin, fizzy beige head. aroma is dark, earthy malt, chocolate, and honey. taste has notes of caramel, herbs, and chocolate. finish is sweet but dry. a nice beer overall. subtle and well balanced.
jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the tap poured a dark brown color with a good amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a lingering finish.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nearly opaque brown red color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of spices, raisins, dark fruits, vanilla, cocoa, roast, and alcohol. Taste of more dark fruits, spices, roast, cocoa, coffee, and a bit of alcohol in the finish. Really nice beer.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sample at GABF on 10/1/11... poured by Sam. light black pour with a small tan head. sweet dark fruit and deep roast nose. medium body with raisin, dark fruits, chocolate and roasted malts / coffee. sweet dry finish.
dnstone (2047) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and spiced aroma. Blackish color with off-white/tan colored head. An earthy roastiness; difficult to describe.
Notes: On tap at the GABF ’11