vtafro (1907) - 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.
jtclockwork (5220) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at PilsnerPeterís RBSG 2010. Pours brown. Nose is oak, bourbon, molasses and brown sugars. Taste is light nuts, molasses, brown sugars and a dry finish.
Gorbalev (2827) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks in-laws trip to Myrtle Beach, shared with Beergeek. Dark orange, good sized white head. Very malty, bready aroma, faint earthy hops and prominent alcohol. Taste s good - lots of alcohol, tons of malt. Initial taste is tinny, might be age of bottle, bu gives way to standard but solid malty/hoppy Scotch Ale like taste. Wished for more complexity and some hops to round off impressive malt profile. Good beer, hefty in the bomber, tastes stronger than it is.
nick76 (4086) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is meaty with a very rich toffee like malt. The appearance is dark amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma but not meaty its very caramel and toffee like. The palate is thick. Overall this is a good beer I just donít like the aroma.
blutt59 (5714) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to travita, pours copper colored with an off white head, aromas of sweet caramel malts and fruity, flavors of caramel and brown sugar, some bitterness with a lasting sweet finish
MrChopin (2527) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
red-amber pour, thinnest beige ring. Lightly tart apple nose, honey, bit of cocoa in flavor. Flavor has light metal, grain and toasty, bit of light bubblegum. overly sweet, synthetic, not off but nothing impresses.
kbutler1 (1275) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a murky reddish brown color with very minimal head that collars around the glass. The aroma is very slightly sweet with some hints of spice. Nothing to special. The taste is pretty sweet up front with some fruit type flavors and an ending of bitterness. Slightly boozy. Not sure about his one. Caramel types as well. Overall, a beer I am glad I tried but nothing I would go out and grab again right away. Medium mouthfeel.
biznizness (1056) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Duckworthís. Another pretty disappointing brew. Just didnít have too much flavor for a beer this strong. I have a bottle in the fridge, Iíll try it again.
jrob21 (2033) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (10072) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@RichmondX Gathering Thanks butters-22oz bottle-pours a dissipating tan head and copper color. Aroma is dark fruit, medium malt-bread, secondary spice hops. Taste is dark fruit, medium malt-bread, spice hops.