BritAlesRule (214) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark chocolate brown. Head quickly becomes a thin film though the lacing remains steadfast. Nose is spruce and biscuity chocolate. Flavor is bitter coffee and chocolate malts with a piney aftertaste. Inviting mouthfeel and a lingering cocoa aftertaste. Don’t get as much from this as I would like.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours mahogany with a light tan head. Aroma is predominately malty with bread, caramel, Walkers shortbread, and spruce hops. Flavor is caramel, nuts, brown bread, cocoa powder, and honey. Hops come in the flavor as well to balance out, adding a spicy hop profile to the beer. On the palate the beer is medium-bodied, smoothy, and creamy.
DANEgerous (93) - Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Rich, notes of toasted grain and and earthy aromas
Appearance: Deep Amber with an almond head
Taste: Starts off sharp with pine notes and fade into a deep somewhat bitter hops and note of cirrius
Palate: medium body with a soft almost velvety carbonation and long fairly aromatic finish.
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really enjoyable ale. Bottle. Nice roasted malts and a sweet caramel/molasses up front with a nice bitter finish.
improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a medium/dark brown with medium tan head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is of roasted malts. Flavor is nutty, roasty, with a bit of caramel sweetness up front, and bitterness in the finish. Pretty good for a cold winter night.
brokensail (12361) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber pour with a small off-white head. Toasted malt and dark fruit aromas with a light spicy hop character. Lots of bread, a bit of floral hops, and some fruity yeast esters. The taste is a little bit more bitter than expected. Some mild roast, a lot of toast, and plenty of bread. Spicy and floral hop notes on the finish.
Nik925 (769) - USA - OCT 13, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Have come to expect lower and lower level of beers from Full Sail, but for $1.00 I keep trying them. This is better than (their) average. As always, under-fermented and really sweat. Some interesting things happen though as the malt gets worked through. Hops are solid but nothing special. I hate bashing the "47 employee owners" of this fine establishment, but this is yet another half-ass attempt.
ads135 (3290) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Better than decent winter beer. Understated spicyness. Rich malts with some dark fruit and cherry flavor. Aroma of bread and fruit.
gowdy (830) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Igor’s house (Walnut Creek). Quite gassy. Clear golden colour. Medium sized head.
BVery (7442) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown pour with a smaller soapy off-white head. Nose is roasted malts and a hint of caramel sweetness and spice. Medium palate - decent weight. Taste is mild roast, dark fruit, a touch of caramel, and a hint of spice. Very nice.