oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice dark brown color. Aromas of nuts/chocolate/caramel. Flavor is nutty with a nice sweet honey chocolate taste and a little coffee bitterness.
GTAEgeek (1787) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2016 12 oz. bottle. Pours a beautiful ruby color, with a medium, frothy head that leaves a persistent film and good lacing. The nose is peat and hickory smoke, bitter pecans, pine sap, and pumpernickel. Sweet and malty, with a pretty strong bitterness that balances and dries it out well. Medium to heavy body, thick, and a little acerbic. This is a big, malt forward ale, and quite tasty.
Travlr (19892) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of nuplastikk, thanks! Dark clear ruby maroon color, thin light tan head. Aroma of cocoa, subtle dark fruit. Taste has prunes, plums, chocolate. Not bad.
nuplastikk (5612) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Filtered brown body. Thin beige head. Starts off pretty classic and true to style but finishes kind of thin and hollow. Allows the malts to shine in a unique way, this does come off as a Strong Ale despite the semi-reasonable ABV. I like Brown Ales, but this really lacks life. OKish.
ads135 (3932) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty decent winter warmer. A nicely understated amount of spice and a solid caramel base.
shrubber85 (9999) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Light chocolate malt, hay, and quinine aroma. Orange-brown with small head. Lightly sweet chocolate caramel malt and mildly bitter herbal quinine flavor. Boring and not particularly pleasant.
Patrickctenchi (5716) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy brow with a small tan head.
Toasty caramel, nut scent.
Taste is the same....a little metallic/herbal, slightly bitter nuts, toffee malt.
Onionkid (376) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - DEC 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma of toffee and caramel. The taste is somewhat similar, with a sweet body and smooth finish. Pretty tasty overall. 6% alcohol.
Sledutah (6750) - Utah, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub,
Clear dark amber with a medium sized beige/yellow head, good lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, toffee and hazelnut. Flavors of toasted malts, hazelnut and vanilla
I’m not a fan of Hazelnut beers, but this was nicely done.
BelgianBeerGal (3670) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Twisted Brew. Mahogany color with a small tan head. Light aroma of toffee and not much else. Light flavor of malt with a slight nuttiness. Meh.