hopscotch (9214) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2013 Draft... RBWG 2013… Pours clear and dark brown with burnt-orange glimmers and no head. The bouquet is a malt-forward swirl of milk chocolate and caramel. Full-bodied and oily with lazy carbonation. The flavor is malty, but well-balanced and a touch too thin. The flavor is loaded with malty milk chocolate and caramel notes. Short, malty, lightly bitter finish.
stevencon (453) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at proof. Deep amber almost black tan head. Chocolate fudge prunes and dark bread aroma. Malt figgy prunes with a chocolate finish. Dry bready kind of reminds me of the dark bagel chips in check mix. A bit warming but not boozy. Good beer maybe a bit thin for style. Malty goodness.
Aurelius (4228) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting aroma -- lightly furity, doughy, floral/perfumy. Dark ruddy beer, looks almost clear, hard to tell in this dark room. Short, dense tan head. Tangy, earthy, fruity - green plum. Tannic. Slick mouth, heavy body, a little soap in the aftertaste. Winey and slightly twiggy/herbal occasionally. Pretty good. On tap, Proof, downstairs.
rbrazell (1687) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Proof. Ruby color pour with a tan head. Sweet caramel and toffee aroma with hints of earthy hops, brown sugar and figs. Flavor mimics the aroma with some added nuttiness. Thick mouthfeel and some noticeable alcohol warmth. Not bad.
decaturstevo (5144) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown black pour with no head or lace. Aroma of light roasted malt, light abv. Flavor mirrors the aroma with a sweet maltiness added. Medium bodied with good carbonation.
SudsMcDuff (5863) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a deep brown prune .. . plum, nuts, leather, and detroit .. . mild mouth .. . some molasses in the finish, also a nit muddled .. . an alright beer .. . . ABRACADABRA
SpringsLicker (3156) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery RBWG.
Dark brown pour.
The aroma is malty, nutty, very rich.
The flavor follows with deep maltiness. Smooth.
Sledutah (4916) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery, RBWG
Appearance: Clear dark brown, no head or lacing
Aroma and flavors of Toasted malts, grainy and toffee
Ok, this one didn’t do much for me.
jbruner (2356) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy copper brown on tap with a thin khaki head and light lacing. Aroma of peppery rye, hint of piney hops, nice caramel and toasted malts. Taste follows with a bitter finish, but overall well balanced and easy to drink considering the abv. Pretty darn good.
aracauna (3094) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nicely malty. Cheque and earthy. Mildly bitter in the finish. Nutty. Not a bad malt-focused beer.