argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2005 (12/26/05) Clear copper with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, light chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel/toffee, chocolate. Light-medium body with light stickiness. (6/3/7/3/13)
(12/31/03) Hazy amber with minimal off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, butterscotch. Taste is medium sweet, buttery caramel up front, adding some earthy grapefruit toward the back of the throat. Medium body. A very intriguing and inviting combination of flavors. (7/3/9/4/17)
jcwattsrugger (11061) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours a big to rich to rocky light tan head and copper color. Aroma is sweet caramel, medium malt. Taste is sweet caramel, medium malt, peat, some medium/dark fruit, earthy/spice hops, some yeast. Medium body. Mild carbonation.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Guest tap at Willimantic. Hazy amber color, tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of peppery caramel. Taste is bittersweet caramel and subtle buttetscoth. Decent.
Lubiere (9728) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A deep dark amber ale with a thin white head. A light caramel aroma with burned notes. In mouth, a nutty malt ale with a bit too much burned notes. Medium bodied. On tap at Willimantic Brewing Company and Main Street Cafe, Inbièrenationale IV, May 2007.
Ratman197 (9440) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and a hint of citrus with a crisp dry finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9355) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Willimantic. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt with dates and chocolate. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Sammy (8348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An amber and a decent white head with some malt and hops aroma. Fresh, good bitterness and medium mouthfeel and appropriately carbonated. Clean taste, well-balanced, just fairly run-of-the-mill. In a word, serviceable.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells rosey with some sweet sugary undertones. Tastes of sweet malt, some rosey hints, some peppery splashes and a hint of spiciness on the finish. Decent.
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée chez Liquors 44 (Northampton, MA). Arôme: La couleur est ambrée opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux beige avec une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps et la texture sont mince. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel brûlé en arrière goût. (Rating #1266)
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: It pours with a reddish-orange hue and a thin head. The aroma is fruity, almost like grape juice. The beer drinks with a unique malty tone -- fruity, but also earthy and woodsy, with an almost mapley aspect and a sweet grapey pull. The finish is incredibly dry with a hoppy little pinch. Although this beer doesn’t present any overt greatness, the sum of its parts make it quite the delicious brew. This would pair well with just about any American fare -- I’m craving a big juicy burger! (#3220, 11/25/2007)