boto (1797) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ The Headkeeper: This one pours a fairly opaque brown, with almost no head on it. The aroma is mainly malty, with a whiff of nuttiness in there also. The flavor is very similar to the aroma. Matly, with some nuttiness and a hint of chocolate. Tasty, and an easy drinker.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at East End. Hazy brown pour with a medium tan head. Malty aroma with some caramel, but not much else going on. Noble hop characteristics that give it a lagery feel. Malty flavor with a bit of nuts, a hint of roast and more of that lagery character.
Cybercat (2915) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Comes out of the tap a rich warm brown, barely translucent, with a fairly thick pale tan head. Aroma is rich and malty with hints of cinnamon, smoke and caramel. Flavor is mainly malty and has nutty, smoky and spicy tones - one can really taste how the malt is roasted. Texture is smooth and very pleasing.
keepersj12 (2512) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very good brown. Aroma of roast malt. Dark brown with a small head. Falvor is typical malt with a bit of hops. Good aftertaste.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
dark brown with no head. very unattractive appearance. flavor is very bitter who without much malt flavor. awful beer
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask: Aroma of graham crackers, nuts, wood, malts, and moist potting soil. Poured very dark brown in color with a medium to large, thin, rocky, wispy, oatmeal colored head that lasted throughout. Good lacing. Lightly sweet flavor. Tastes of nuts, wood, malts, and some chocolate. Medium body. Chewy and chalky texture. No carbonation. Nutty and malty finish.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask @ Zeno’s. Hazy brown body with no head. The nose is light with some raisins, dough and some caramel. The flavor is lightly sweet, light bitter with raisins, toffee and watery tea. Medium/light body is thin with light carbonation.
3fourths (7771) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Zeno’s. Brown, no head. Mild nose of chocolate malt and bread, but it’s extremely faint and very bland smelling so it’s difficult to judge this one at all. Sadly the flavor isn’t any better - weak, pallid, empty, with a watery texture as well. Disappointing.
kmweaver (3204) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 5, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Zeno’s. Pours a slightly watery, dark brown color; minimal head with a perimeter of medium-sized bubbles. Basic tea and wet malts in the aroma; not a lot here at all. Basic, watery malts and a slight tea-like astringency; again, reserved and watery throughout; very bland brown. Medium finish, which shows more flavor than the rest of this: chocolate, saltine crackers, and some lingering tea.
Naka (698) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled during Growler Hours. Pours a slightly hazy amber brown. A good roasty nose with a little bit of hazelnut and sweetness. Taste has some malt and toffee flavor. Like most others have said, it is kind of flat and, thus, lacks a little bit of body. Decent, but not great.