michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma is lightly sweet with notes of malts, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Poured copper/amber/light brown in color with a tiny tan head that disappeared immediately. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malts, caramel, toffee, slight smoke, slight tar, and slight nuts. Light to medium body. Sticky, chalky texture. Soft to average carbonation. Lightly sweet, malty, nuty, finish.
nuplastikk (3286) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Amber-orange color. Minimal creamy head. Amber malt aroma jumps out at you, a little pungent, perhaps due to age. The taste is malty sweet, with a smooth and faint spice flavor coming through as well. This might well be the yeast, which also imparts a mellow fruity twang to match the alcohol content, which remains a mystery with this one. Probably much better brewery fresh.
kmweaver (3143) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 29, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, bright orange-brown color; off-white head with patchy fine-bubbled lacing. Syrupy aroma showing candy sugar and maple syrup; slightly off and overly sweet. Average carbonation. Sticky cotton candy, sugar, and basic wet malts in a medium-to-full mouthfeel: decent enough heft and feel in the mouth, but the taste is unpleasant: metal, cardboard, and overly sticky; just not good and difficult to drink. Medium finish showing cardboard and sugar. Looks good, and thatís the best part.
guzzler67 (1435) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper appearance with a small, off white head and a fair amount of lacing. Low keyed, malty, toffeeish aroma. Earthy, peaty taste with some soft fruit trailing behind. Light-to-medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel leading to a dry, slightly spicy, short lived finish.
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) Medium off-white head that mostly dissipates. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, caramel, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some smoke, cherry/raisin, light metallic, alcohol. Medium body, some stickiness.
GvStraaten (5) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft and bottle. This beer tastes just as good out of the bottle as is does on draught. Hints of caramel are apparent with subtle beechwood smokiness. Smooth, light body. My friends that claim to hate "dark beer" loved this brew. I do too.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Unremarkable. Sweet, but at least it has a light body. Not a lot going on, but not offensive.
Braudog (5026) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft pint at the Annapolis brewpub. Reddish amber with a rapidly surrendering head. Not much of any aroma that I can sense. Light caramel malt with a brown sugar kick, but lacking any real oomph. Not unlike a "dark" macro liek Shiner Bock -- lifeless and made for the masses. (#3195, 11/10/2007)