luttonm (4612) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle. Tart leather, heavy malts. Sticky and lightly molasses sweet. Great. Smooth, unassuming but hugely flavorful. Tight, dark ruby pour without much head. Nose is brown suger and some pine. Great fresh hoppiness to this, very upfront. Not too flashy but really solid
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Rogueone. Clear amber pour with a thin tan head. Malty caramel nose with hints of smoke and alcohol. Peaty malt flavor with a boozy finish.
vtafro (6665) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks Rciesla. Brune pour. Well abv is hidden as well as in some other brews, but still can be drank pretty well. Very sweet and rich flavors, vanilla oak, etc. All i know is that it finished me off one night.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy reddish/purple color with a small off white head, nose of sweet malt, ripe fruit, and bourbon? Flavor is sweet, rich and malty, some alcohol, with a nice hop finish. Well done.
wxman (1744) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clean amber color with a significant off white head that provides sipping rings down the glass. Aroma is smokey roasted malt. Taste is sweet roasted malt, butter, maple and caramel. Noticable hop bitterness bite that also provides a grapefruit character to the taste. Mouthcoating and almost cloying, but well balanced. Alcohol warmth comes in after the swallow. A great old ale.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber appearance and a strong aroma greets those who pour this beer. It comes across as more of a sipping whiskey then a beer. Drink it slow and enjoy the caramel aroma as you taste the sweetness that come with the dregs of the blackstrap.Sip and enjoy.
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at O’Hara’s, Tampere. Reddish amber color. Sweet aroma of toffee and cocoa. Sweet bready, toffeish and nutty flavor with firmly bitter finish.
Brewbie (478) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. courtesty of ucusty. cloudy brown color, reminds me of apple cider. small head. aroma of malt sweetness, toffee, caramel. At first sip, a nice mix of caramel with little bit of bitterness to offset the sweetness. Nice sipper, but it’s really sweet. One to enjoy for the evening. Thanks, David.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
an interesting beer, kind of a cross between a scottish ale and a barley wine. dark copper color with a quarter inch bubbly head. aroma and flavor is mostly heavy toasted caramel malt with a touch of pine hops mixed in. medium to heavy body with ok lacing. this one would be interesting to cellar and was told when
it is aged it tastes like makers mark. hhhmmm.
cgarvieuk (21543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home ... copper thin lacing ... light pine ... resin hop nose .... sweet toffee malts .... lots of americal pale ale malt ... sweet pine resins ... deep rich tones...