ccex (903) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle pours a clear brown with red edges and a small light tan head without much lacing. Aroma has light chocolate, roasted malts, and some nuts. Taste is sweet caramel with a bit of dark fruits but a slightly bitter finish. Body is medium without much carbonation. Easily drinkable. This was my go-to daily beer in the late 1980s and still one I seek out when I want something inexpensive with its own personality and some substance. It is still my hands-down favorite from the old brewery formerly known as Joseph Huber.
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16oz can. From I don’t remember where... Shared at GreatMoloko’s place. Code on bottom reads 13 199 23. Clear red brown color. Surprisingly red. Thin khaki head. Some bits of lace. Pretty solid nose up front. Chocolate, nutty, toasty nose. Caramel malt in the flavor. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Medium body. Kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Solid interesting bock.
pikeysdoggy (20) - - JUN 1, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from B&M.
My 2nd attempt at this beer - tried it a little more chilled this time.
Aroma: Caramel, Malty
Appearance: Pours dark red brown, tight creamy head. Looks like a Cola Float.
Taste: Sweet, Sweet and a bit more Sweet. And then a touch of "Whisky" on the finish.
Palate: Fizzy and Syrupy
Not one I’ll be rushing to drink again.
ryanfolty (1829) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
May 25, 2014 - can from Jim. Brown pour with some head that faded quickly. Malty and spicy in both aroma and taste.
Garrold (1073) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with Button, under a tree, at Ripon races, 18th May. Clear, dark red. Bubbly, off white head. Looks good. Went downhill after, though. Overly sweet fruitiness. Taste and palate are syrupy. Sweet finish. Not for me.
BVery (5930) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Deep cola pour with a small head. Sweet malty nose - caramel and sugars. Medium palate. Maybe a touch metallic in the taste.
gegwilson (921) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from B&M. Deep ruby body with a cream head. Quite fruity at first with some coffee and chocolate malt flavour comingin aftrwards. Not a strong flavoured beer, but what there is is fairly decent. Not bad.
wimpyjoe (3475) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark rouge, no head. Sweet with a sticky texture. Has a touch of roasted malt but more dominant with its sugars.
MalcolmTucker (712) - SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Super sweet and malty. Caramel, hazelnut, milk choc overlaid with tons of toffee sweetness.
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2014 Bottled 21/01/14. A blackish brown coloured beer with a white head. More like a Schwarzbier than anything else for me. Dusty chocolate and sweet caramel. Tasty enough I guess if a little too sweet. Score 3.2
Subsequent rating scored 3.4. Average becomes 3.3