robgibbens (425) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Gilly’s in Rockville, MD. Decent dark amber color with an OK foam. Good bitter flavor. Finishes a bit chalky for me.
dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Padonia Ale House. Pours a real dark brown. Small tan head. Nice hop taste while not being the main focus of this brew. The malts take over to give a nice smooth finish. A little bitter. Real good beer
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2015 Nice looking and nice tasting. I like the mix of hint of hops and grain, flowing with smooth malt. Very good balance of flavors, this is one I will buy again soon.
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic bitter beer, one of those that’s better than the beer it’s based on. Malty but balanced, it definitely seems more and more drinkable as temperatures cool.
DCLawyer (2313) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->SA. Bright amber with medium offwhite head. A: caramel malt, nuts, earth. T: same, with toffee, bittersweet aftertaste. Pretty good.
Selene6 (19) - - AUG 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Butter aftertaste, but deep and interesting. Can imagine drinking this during a winter storm
Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Rattle n Hum way back when - NYC. Pours clear brown with a fine, off-white foam head. Lots of rich malts in here, caramel, ripe fruits, bread, modest earthy bitterness. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet and lightly warming to finish, further hefty malts, toasted caramel. Decent.
JHeath99 (1608) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with very little head. Aroma of caramel. Taste of bitterness and alcohol.
kerenmk (3626) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Barak BBOTM. Ruby red, cloudy, minimal white head. Biscuit, jam, cherry and candy and wet mud aroma, very alcoholic and slightly bitter taste. Full body, smooth texture, light carbonation and alcoholic finish.
ThreeCats (727) - ISRAEL - MAY 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear Mahogany with a off-white head. Aroma of berry, molasses, dark caramel, some tartness. Taste of alcohol and heavy malts, burnt sugar, bitterness, full mouth feel, mid palate alcoholic again and tapering to a bitter but sweet ending.