simonblaine (467) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank from bottle. Fruity aromas, some say pear, I say ok. Taste is fruity, sweet, lightly malty, good. Enjoyed, but a bit too sweet and malty for my preferences.
odinstyr (643) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark red/brown with a moderate tan head. Smells of fruit - cherry, pear. Taste is sweet and moderately bitter - pear and other fruit, followed by bitter dark malt and some grassy hops.
katrinaez (768) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had many years ago andjust getting to rating now. I like the ale but it wasn’t the greatest. Was missing something od a complexity. Too base but did have a smooth finish. Tap
DWestrick (512) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Decent American Strong. A little heavy on the alcohol notes, but tasty.
vadie (1107) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur du caramel avec une petite mousse blanche. L’arôme de l’alcool, malt caramel et un peu de fruits. En bouche c’est pareille. Très fort et plein du corps avec une présence clair d’alcool.
solidfunk (5924) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 vintage keg. Certainly tastes old. Elements are soldered together here more than they perhaps would be. Pours dark brown with decent head. Tastes rather like a doppelbock. Bittersweet finish. Interesting beer, even if it’s not something I would drink a lot. Tap at Churchkey.
radio_nowhere (1256) - Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Frisco Taphouse in Columbia, MD served in a goblet glass. Clear darker brown color with off-white head. Aroma notes of heavy sweet caramel malt, some roast, molasses, light spices and nice hop fruitiness. Taste adds notes of toffee, dough, light cocoa and citrus fruity hop bitterness. Medium-heavy body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy, dry with sweet citrus bitter finish. Heavy but not too heavy, high ABV barely detected. Very nice strong ale.
markducommun (534) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark mahogany with a light tan head. Molasses, light spice, some barnyard earthiness. Sweet taste with some light spiciness. Oily, long finish, medium body, substantial alcohol. Fine.
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz Bottle. Tasted on 5/27/15. Bottle from LoneStar Liquor. Poured into a Teku glass. Strong caramel & a roastiness. Nice beer overall.
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ARH (971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is sweet and malty with roasted caramel, bread crust, and raisin notes. It?s a somewhat murky mahogany color with a dense, white soap head that has moderate to light retention and lace. It?s a medium high wine like bittersweet. The texture is chewy and fuzzy with a full body with flavors of toast and grape jelly with a light metallic note, a herb quality, and a bit of alcohol. The finish is herby with a wine and chocolate note and a chalky quality as well as an alcohol warmth and bread crust. It has a moderate length that leads to an aftertaste that?s cloying and malty with metallic notes and pine.