RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber in color with a thin beige head. Pecan shells and nutty malt in the nose. Flavor is rich, lightly toasted caramel malt. Fairly sweet with a subtle bitter finish and a lightly soapy yeast character, similar to a pale ale. Very nice.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 2008 Southern Brewers Fest - A murky brown appearance with a moderate head. The aroma contains some nutmeg, chocolate, and caramel. The flavor is rather sweet with lots of caramel and toffee. Overall I thought this was a nice one.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown pour with hints of red. Off white head and lace. Light caramel malt with a hint of sour. A bit of a sour here as well some malt and a pretty good bitter. A tad thin and foamy overall pretty good BA.
BeerHawk (1790) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2010 Re-rate: Draft. Brown in the glass with a creamy off-white head that left spotty lace and settled to a ring. Aroma of milk chocolate and nut with a light hop backing. Initial flavor has lots og hop but the hoppiness settles out as it warms. Flavor of milk chocolate and nut. Medium body and a mild hoppiness throughout. 3-6-8-3-14
Sampled at the 2008 Music City Brewers Fest. Brown in the glass with a creamy off-white head that settles out quickly. Very hoppy and vegetable mixed aroma that does not smell right to me. The flavor seems straight with dark chocolate, coffee and a light nutty backing. Light body, chalky texture, with a dark chocolate aftertaste. 5-4-6-3-11
brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at 5-Points grill. Nice looking brick colored brew with a wispy head and good carbonation. It does have a somewhat nutty aroma but itís also a touch off (vegetal). The brew is fairly flavorful. The grains used give this a somewhat nutty flavor but more of a burnt astringency to be accurate. Good level of earthy hop bitterness. Medium body, semi-dry mouth feel. Iíll give this another chance in a couple of months. Keep at it Good People!
SpringsLicker (2933) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 14, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Music City Brewer’s Fest 2008.
Clear dark brown body that produces a firm off-white head.
Malty sour aroma.
Unidentifiable off flavor.
I’ll certainly try this again, I quite likely got a bad one.
StuartCarter (21) - Alabama, USA - JUL 1, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2009 Initially tried at the Magic City Brewfest and subsequently on draft. Quite simply one of the best examples of the style I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. Strong caramel maltiness balanced nicely by good hoppiness, with both flavours being in a nice balance making this a pleasure to drink.