tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very dark brown color. Smell is of malts, some sweetness. Taste is malts, bready, a touch of caramel, alcohol is present. Overall a potent and decent brew.
Ret12 (447) - Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer poured a dark brown smelled of sweet alcohol tasted of bitter dark fruit and finished with a warmness
AxlLives (280) - Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap - @ RHP. Pours dark caramel-red, no real head. Looks like Coke. Light aromas of cola, nuts, toasted malt and dark fruit, plums and figs. Taste is but of caramel and vanilla, hints of plum, chocolate malt. Lively palate, decent finish. Pretty good balance. Not bad, which is better than not good.
Elwood (2904) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: Draft at Rams Head Tavern. It pours a dark cola color with a small tan head. The nose has light caramel notes. The flavor is a little sweet and seems to lack body for the style. Very simple interpretation with straight forward caramel, a little dark malt, and a lingering bitter finish that gets old rather quickly. The flavor profile doesn’t hold up to German examples of the style at all. Slightly south of "meh".
ads135 (2340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, brown sugar flavor. Caramel nose. Medium bodied. Dark amber brown appearance and cloudy. Tried with the parents in London in 2012.
keepersj12 (2444) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Of the few beers I have sampled from this brewer, this is my favorite. Pours very dark brown with a lacing off white head. The aroma is full of caramel and molasses. The flavor is very similar, sweet and rich with a full body. The finish is long lasting. Save this one for the cold months though.
jrodooo5 (682) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark caramel with a rapidly fading head. The aroma is sweet and flavorful. The taste is pretty rich and complex. Nothing too over the top but fairly well balanced. It’s medium-full bodied but quite drinkable at 8%. Not bad!
Cheosky (33) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2012
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
To sour and then sweet. Long bitter finish, i do not like that. I just taking a note to remember a no repeat one.
DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg, The Rake, Southwark, 04/04/12. Mahogany with copper tints and a slim beige top. Aroma has some synthetic, sweetened fruit lambic (kriek). Sweet and Tunes-accented; sweet raisin, synthetic cherry, malt loaf; milk choc, honey-dripped fig. Sickly without enough malt seriousness. Too much of a ladybeer for me.
alobar (2508) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with reddish hues and a thin creamy off-white head. Aroma of bread, caramel,fig, and cherry. Flavor is dominated by bread with caramel, fig, and vinous notes. Creamy mouth feel and very nice beer.