dchmela (2486) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Lee for the bottle. Dark reddish brown pour. Malty, peaty and spicy aroma. Peaty malt, toffee taste. Really nice.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of thenewguy, thanks george! Fruity caramel malts on the nose with hints of a spiciness, dark fruits, cherries. Pours a reddish amber with a thin head. Very rich malty flavors, dark cherry, light molasses, creamy and smooth with a slight bite at the end. Not bad.
jrob21 (2190) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle back from Bestway in GSO. A mostly raisin, plum, and a little bit of sweetness followed by a bit of a cocoa texture and some faint chocolate notes. The finish is a bit alcoholic and slightly bitter. Fruity aroma with some earthy notes. A bit of a muddy, dirty, sort of drink. I may not care for this style so much so donít hold a low rating against me.
vtafro (2174) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ post EBF tasting. Amber pour with tan head. Notes of woody, fruity, nutty and roasty malt and some slight spices. Warming only slight.
ilovedarkbeer (2149) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to travita. Nose is caramel, citrus, and burnt bread. Taste is dark karo syrup and some citrus. I donít know if I stopped trying with descriptors but I did right "booooring" in my tasting notes.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft sample @ Brewvival on 2/27/10. deep red pour with an off white head... English hop notes... deep body with dark fruit... sweet malt body... strong finish. Very enjoyable and would make for a nice after dinner sipper.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice aroma of dates and sugar plums. Flavor seems drier than the aroma would suggest. Hints of leather and wood. Solid.
ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours out a dark brown / red color with a tan head on it. Smells sweet and fruity, some raisins and sugar in the nose. Taste is similar with a slight alcohol burn. Interesting beer that, sadly, is no longer around. These guys make some good beers for their special releases, they just need to hit a good winner with something that goes in six packs.
bubbleflubber (1640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep ruby-brown into the glass, with a minimal head that leaves trace lace. The nose has lots of brown sugar and dark fruits, with hints of spiced bread. The flavors are similar, but slightly drier, with just a touch of bitter to close the finish. Also noted are biscuits and flour throughout the mid-palate. Alcohol is noted at the very end, especially as the brew warms. Medium-bodied with a slightly dry texture contrasting the dark fruits makes for a nice old ale. Decent character for this Highland offering.
JMFG (1585) - Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour, thin light tan head. Fruity malts, very slight alcohol presence, some grain character. Taste isnít as rich as anticipated, but still a decent old ale.