jackl (6737) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ French Broad during RBWG. Deep amber pour. Roasted malts, sort of ashy. Honey and toffee sweetness. Pie crust dropped in compost. The taste has some bitter dark roasted coffee character. Almost ashy. Toasted nut and peanut brittle. Toffee. Smooth and oily, substantial. Nice effort.
b3shine (7738) - Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can to tulip. Looks good for the style; a semi-transparent amberish brown with foamy off-white head. Smells malty with notes of caramel. Tastes like it smells with a bit of roast/toast. Average on the palate. Okay.
woodychevy (810) - - MAY 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at the ball game. Just average for me. For a beer with a heavy-er in the name I expect darker, fuller mouthfeel and less carbonation. Pours an amber/brown somewhat transparent color. Aroma is mostly sweet malt - toasty, caramel, toffee. Easy drinking and somewhat balanced but too much on the malty team for me. Not much complexity. Not bad, just not all that interesting.
alexsdad06 (8234) - Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery during RBWG. Pours a clear dark amber to brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have, well, malt, malt and more malt. Caramel, toasted bread, mild earthy notes, hints of buttery toffee. Decent, but no complexity here.
ndhoeh (2) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice smooth beer. Good amber coloring. Great with food or just hanging out. Drink this one regularly.
pineypower (2974) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared via Dmac; much thanks as always dude. Pours out a moderate reddish hued brown with a small off white head. Aroma is of toffee, caramel, light toast, some earthy notes. Taste is toffee, caramel, earth, toast, milk chocolate, burnt grain.
dmac (5208) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber from the brewery during RBWG. Poured a thinner density foamy super light beige head sitting on top of a deep brown body with orange/brown edges. Aroma is earthy, peat, light chocolate, bad citrus, wet old mowed grass.Flavor is actually a bit better with lots of similar notes. Earth, peat, chocolate, some old grass, dough, touch of nut shell and tea. Solid, better with warmth.
Leighton (17460) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery taproom during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours clear brown with a modest, mostly-white foam head. Very tasty stuff with a rich malt character, including notes of ripe fruits, dates. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Creamy texture. Sugary finish with mild warmth, bread, alcohol, more well-ripened fruits, dried fruits. Quite tasty and nicely executed for the style.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
[ Tap ][ French Broad ][ 4oz ][ Taster ][ Free ][ 2/7/14 ]
>> Highly carbonated clear brown pour. Okay head. Nose is brown sugar, cherry juice box, raw malt, mild vegetal DMS. Taste is vegetal, lemon, dogfood, tart. No...
italarican (1539) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster at the brewery (RBWG). Nice toffee presence. Some odd cereal grainy notes in the flavor, but some nice sweetness and peat overall. On another note, thanks to the welcoming staff who put out a meat and cheese plate for us!