ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a beautiful burnt red color. The head is typical for the style: about one fingers worth, with an off-white shade. It fades away slowly leaving nice ring of lacing on the glass.
S: This is dominant in burnt caramel. Touches of piny, herbal hops blend well within all the caramel the nose provides. Slightly bready, too, almost like pumpernickel in a way. I could use a touch more hops, but I doubt itís the freshest bottle.
T: It pretty much tastes just like it smells. Plenty of burnt caramel and toffee malt start this one off, with a pleasant balancing hop quality (mostly piny, not much citrus). I like the aftertaste and itís mild nuttiness. Fairly balanced and mellow, almost to a fault - no one note really sticks out.
M: The general feel is bit sharper than Iíd like, both in carbonation (pokes through the body somewhat excessively) and actual texture (itís rather coarse). Aside from those two niggles, the dry finish helps it go down easily.
O: Not my favorite beer, but neither is it my favorite style. Itís quite well made though - there are definitely others out there who will enjoy it more than I did.
Cybercat (4030) - Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear chestnut with a thick and rather persistent frothy buff head. Aroma promises with malt, hops and yeast. Flavor is a little better, hoppy and woody with roast malt, caramel and fruity supporting notes. Mouthfeel has decent body and fizz. Sink your teeth into it any time of year.
Beerdedone (2956) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, citrus and bread. Flavor of caramel malts, bread, piney hops, and had some earthiness.
willisread (817) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Pours a deep brownish amber color with thin tan head. Boozy aroma with hints of raisin, prune, citrus, yeast and malts all on the nose. Starts out slightly sweet on the palate then the hop bitterness takes over throughout the finish. Nice pepper taste present as well as some spice.
dhatton (187) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a handsome reddish brown body with thin tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, spice, and yeast. Tangy fruity flavor, toasty malts, and traces of pineapple. Hoppy bitters with slightly sticky sweet finish.
MarkoR (683) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber colour with a nice yellowish head. Aroma is hops, roasted malts. Taste is same, plus caramel. Very good.
Drjohnrock (549) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at MOTR Pub on September 27, 2014 at Kid Congo Powers And The Pink Monkey Birds concerts during MidPoint Music Festival. Very dark brown hue, nice firm bittersweet nose, rich well balanced bittersweet flavor--maybe a slight edge to the sweetness. Fine stuff.
starewich (168) - - JAN 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown, cloudy. Sweet citrus and floral smell. Very balanced as advertised. Caramel, apricot.
Ed5388 (2538) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Dave. Pours a reddish brown color with a small foamy tan head. Aroma is boozy, with lots of sweet caramel, alcohol soaked raisins, rotted orange and apricot. Taste is much the same, with some roasted grains, and some earthy bitterness that lingers in the finish.
N3lson1 (488) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank on tap poured into a pint glass at the Smiling Moose. Pours a dark reddish amber, with decent head. Taste of sweet and roasted malts.
LetsGoState (671) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance is red color. Aroma isnít memorable. Taste is some spice and on the stronger alcohol side. Overall a decent, but not great one.