Beergeek23322 (1696) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
April 2012. From bottle. Poured dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, honey and malts. Semi-sweet finish.
gpekar (455) - Florida, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark mahogany brown with nice orange highlights There was a very tall creamy tan head with long retention and a good bit of lacing. There was a good amount of carbonation bubbles rising up in the glass. The aroma was mild, but had a spiciness and a bit of a nutty scent. The initial taste was a nice roasted nut slightly sweet one. Followed by a bit of a dry mettalic one with a hops kick. There was a nice mellow alcohol flavor coming through then it became more mellow with the nutty and light chocolate flavors finishing it off.
zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a Stone Vertical Epic tasting at Mastikim. Thanks kerenmk. Pours brown with a nice beige head, aroma of yeast, caramel, vinegar and brett, flavor of cardboard, smoke, chocolate, dark bread, pretty sweet, medium bodied
douglas88 (5140) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 thanks to big D. Pours a deep brown color with a medium beige head. The aroma is chocolate, some roast and nutty notes. The flavor is earthy, smoky, some light cocoa, some fruity hops. Very big flavors and super drinkable.
Sledutah (3629) - Utah, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle shared by Dallas, thanks
Appearance: Clear dark ruby/brown with a small off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts and toffee
Taste: Toasted malts, toffee, nutty and mild smokiness
MikeJslc (630) - USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown, clear, beige head. Aroma of toffee, light chocolate, some toasty malt. Flavor of bready malt and biscuit, some toast, a little oxidative note, light earthy spice. a little leather.
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Gription79 (2003) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Toasted bread in the aroma. The flavor is toffee, honey, toasted bread, caramel. A tasty brown ale.
argo0 (11085) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle. Small beige head atop cola brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some toast, nut, light honey. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, caramel, some earthy, nut, light honey. Medium body, low carbonation, some stickiness,
EithCubes (4413) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle is a big ’un, just a crown cap. Beautiful roast nose, heavy chocolate and some wood, nutty with a little slick stout character. Throwing off some heavy fruity and Belgian yeast notes out of the bottle, minimal hops. Deep dark brown with a rocky tan head. Wow, totally unexpected flavor, has the chocolate and roast, beautiful wood and nuttiness, medium sweetness and light-medium bitterness, but nice pine-inflected hops, earthy and quite dank, complemented further by pumpkin flesh and spice - fantastic harvest ale potential. Just this thick, obese malt profile. Overly full body with faint carbonation (pretty flat, actually, but not watery) has a subtle chest warm, as if by syrup slowly oozing its way down. The taste of alcohol itself is hidden. Hearty and very flavorful, brings the best of brown ale to marry a roasty/chocolaty stout and adds some mild, fruity Belgian notes. For me, best of their Turnpike series so far.
kerenmk (1568) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample after the Stone Vertical Epic tasting at Mastikim. Thanks Yael for the bottle! Pours black with an off white head. Nutty, a little alcoholic, somewhat spicy aroma. Sweet, chocolatey taste. Full body, slightly sweet finish, fizzy.