robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16oz on nitro-tap pours light brown at first which separates nicely to black with off white head. Aromas of light brown sugars and molasses almost cookie like. Flavor is mild toward the bitter side, has an esb feel, some candy sugars in background. Body is extremely creamy and medium finish is clean. Drinks like a Guinness only mild and flavorfull
TomDecapolis (4386) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Pville. Pours a hazy deeper chestnut with a medium bubbly off white head that left some lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, hints of dark fruits, toffee, nuts and caramel. Flavor of caramel, nuts, toasted malt, nice malt character with citrus hints and a pretzels.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Phoenixville BrewPub (at 7.8%ABV): Aroma of grain, malt, slight sugar, light yeast, and light nuts. Poured orange/amber/copper in color with a small, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Slightly hazy. Sparkling. Good to very good lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, yeast, slight candi sugar, toasting, nuts, burnt toffee, and slight hops. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter, malt and slight hop finish is slightly chalky. 7.8%ABV is hidden throughout.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap in W.C. Menu called it Winter Warmer. Poured a clean red body with a small but sticky off-white head. Spicy nose with some molasses, nuts, and roasted malts. Flavor was thick molasses, pecans, brown sugar, and a sweet array of spices. Not bad.
desurfer (1189) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Dark bodied with no head. Very malty and swet, with some roasted chocolate and espresso notes. Other than tha, not many defining characteristics. Finishes dry.
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a mahogany color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of toffee, citrus, dried fruits, nuts, and spices. Taste of sweet chewy molasses, and caramel malts, nuts, and nutmeg, finishing with a dry smokiness, and peppery alcohol.