Scrapersnbeer (1251) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Musky, fruity caramel aroma. Sienna color. Very sweet alcohol laced brown sugar taste. Dry chalky texture, strong feeling beer. Not the great experience I remember a few years back.
beerbaaron (685) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear beautiful reddish amber. Small head, off-white ring around glass. Aroma is sweet and malty, caramel, some dark fruit, some spices and alcohol. Medium body, soft and a little slick. Mostly malty/fruity sweetness, slight bitterness. Clean, a tad watery.
MarinEvelyn (320) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight aroma of muted, sweet scotch. Caramel, malt. candy.
Very sweet taste. malt, sugar, caramel, scotch, a little alcohol flavor but not much. As I drink it, the alcohol taste grows. Light and sweet.
Pyrmir (2420) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, rated from backlog. Deep amber with off white head. Aroma and flavor were toasted malt, caramel, toffee, some sugar, nuts, and spice.
Niko100 (1674) - Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of smoky sweet malt, vanilla, licorice, & some whiskey; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, syrup, dark fruit, and some rye/spice; Warm finish; Fairly decent.
sfontain (736) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle, Andersons, $7.99 I think. Apparently unfiltered, this beer pours a murky dark copper with a creamy off-white head that dissipates into a thin, sparse covering and a thin ring; no lacing. Aroma is rich, sweet, caramel, toast, hint of red berries. Flavor is almost cloyingly sweet; toffee, oak (!), orange peel, maybe vanilla. Body is full and oily, slick, light but lively carbonation. Probably a little too sweet but otherwise really nice. The barrel-aged version of this beer is in my fridge for tomorrow, and I expect it to be interesting given that this non-BA version already tastes oaked.
jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel-copper with modest, creamy, orange-beige head, some legs / Sweet, winey, somewhat thin nose of caramel, cider, baking spice, oak? / Full body, sweet, syrupy but very smooth & creamy, with excellent balance and heat evidence but really just adding a little winey character / Rich but mellow flavors of caramel, orange peel, apple cider, milk chocolate, toffee, cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, smoke / A real easy drinker, milkshake-like, for such a big beer.
coolpop (1284) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Poured deep amber with a medium-sized khaki head. Aroma and flavor were toasted malt, caramel, toffee, touch of chocolate, nuts, and spiciness. Peaty -- or is that just the power of suggestion? Quite sweet, low bitterness and hop flavor. Syrupy mouthfeel.
Westchesterco (669) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
roasty, dough, earthy, Hint of rye,amber, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation,
Iphonephan (2219) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a reddish brown with a thick but quickly receding off white head. Sweet malty aroma with a hint of alcohol. Flavors of caramel, raisins and dark fruits. Soft mouthfeel with moderate to high carbonation. Smooth finish.