Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Reviewed from notes.
Served in a tulip glass. Pours a moderate brown-red color with a slight head and no lacing. The nose is some light dark fruits, caramel, toffee, and a slight sour scent. The taste is definitely of an infected batch, though it hasnít set in too much yet. Slight acetic character plus some toffee. Sourness pops up in the feel with a bit of sweetness. This is a problem Iíve encountered with several of their beers, unfortunately.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-14-2010
SudsMcDuff (5321) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark pond brown .. . light foam .. . thatíll be an extra fifty pounds .. . whiffs of dark fruit, molasses, rum and dark berry aromas .. . very smooth .. . a nice beer and i hope chris jericho breaks his neck soon.. . cheers!
GemalzteGerste (33) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pretty solid brew. A nice full bodied ale permeated with roasted malt and caramel flavors and a slightly sweet finish. A little thin in the mouth, but nothing too off about this one. Solid brew.
jcr (2084) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep amber body. Short, off-white head, mostly diminishing. Aroma of caramel, toasted grain, smoke. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter and lightly acidic. Tastes of caramel and peat with a tart, lightly vinegary flavor in the finish. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation.
cbfobes (1936) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a deep red/brown with an off white head and lacing through the glass, aroma has nice touches of malt, dark fruit and some caramel, the flavor is sweet but smokey at ths same time, has decent fruit notes in the finish, decent.
spilledpint (337) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Notes from 12/23/2010
12 oz. bottle
Ar: Dates, pit fruits, and a good deal of burnt sugar. There are some off notes in here though, and I canít put my finger on what they are.
Ap: Very very hazy amber-orange. 1" head dissipates quickly, no lace.
T: Funky, in a weird way. Smoke and burnt sugar/toffee dominate, but it has a strange backbone that I again just canít put my finger on.
P: Thick, creamy body.
O: I found this very disappointing, if not a bit off.
GranvilleTim (1403) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown pour with a tan head. Aroma was peaty, some sweetness. Taste was nicely balanced, a little creamy, light peat, nice malt backbone. Very pleasant peat aftertaste.
CanIHave4Beers (2758) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a gorgeous deep reddish brown with a small but well retained head. The aroma is chocolate, some fruit, and some smokiness. All sorts of malty no doubt. The flavor is very earthy and toasty with some bitterness that sort of dominates the flavor. There is some cherry fruitiness and some smokiness. All in all this balances out to a somewhat harshly flavored beer with just enough pleasantries to redeem it very well.
thegreenrooster (2971) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a brown with a small white head. Aroma is chocolate malts with some earthyness. Flavor is again strong malts with a nice peat-earth aftertaste. A decent beer made for slow sipping.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear chocolate brown pour, light tan head. Thick malty aroma with chocolate and caramel. Dry malty flavor. Notes of roast and molasses. Light hop finish.