BrockLanders (774) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap in Palm Harbor....poured a reddish-brown, hazy, with a small beige head. Aroma is malty, light choco-caramelish, vaguely mocha-ish. Hops balance the flavor pretty well, with the strong malty flavor being held politely in check---thank God for that. A bit too thin in the mouth though. Finishes lightly bitter and dry, but not terribly disappointing.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Crimson and browns, velvety light tan head. Aroma held notes of chocolate, grapefruit, spice, and light coffee. Flavor was almost a match to aroma. A good hop bitterness and sweet malt combo provide a nice balancing act. Full bodied yet somewhat thin, soft carbonation, bitter drying finish.
hopscotch (9737) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the Linebaugh location... Very murky, ruby ale with a small, creamy, beige head. Great retention. Nose of milk chocolate, cinnamon and leather. Well-balanced flavor is a little alcoholic with notes of caramel, mocha and grapefruit. Nicely bittered. Full-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes bitter and then dry.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 21, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very enjoyable mirco brew. Although Hoppers doesn't necessarily consider it so, I would classify this beer as a brown ale. The aroma offers pleasant notes of cocoa and butter (but not butter in a bad way). This beer starts off light with hints of cocoa and a nutty flavor, and moves gradully into a deep, yet soft, liquor flavor. It settles very nicely on the tongue and produces a pleasnat display of brussells lace as well.