djaquay (101) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark brown pour under a thin tan head; medium carbonation, good mellow flavor, sweet but not too sticky. A nice surprise!
troyc (2014) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle] Pours a chestnut brown color with a light brown cap of head. Sweet toffee, molasses, milk chocolate and brown sugar in the aroma. The taste is sticky and sweet. Mild roast, sweet dark fruits, fig and lots of caramel in the taste. Thick mouthfeel. Ends a little on the sweet side. Pretty good.
cmc619 (325) - California, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beauty of a pour into a regular pint glass, with a light tan head standing up a bit over the top of the glass. Color is deep brown, almost black. Aroma is roasty, malty, with notes even bordering on rich, roasted meat dishes. Flavor is pretty complex, ranging from burnt toast to alcohol to dry malt to dark fruits. Finish is pretty long. Palate is medium to sticky-thick. Good beer; would love to pair with a hearty beef stew or meat and potatoes type dish.
DSG (3927) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Very dark brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, some toastiness, fruits, chocolaty and nutty notes and a bit of hops and alcohol. Sweet malty flavor with caramel, nuts and fruits. Finishes with bitter and slightly spicy hops and a bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied with a somewhat thick and rounded feel. Not bad.
DiarmaidBHK (2274) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours ridiculously brown with an inch of khaki foam from the bottle. A bit of maltiness on the nose. Kind of a thin mouthfeel. A bit more malt comes through on the tongue. Finishes fairly dry.
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
got this one from a co-worker that hands off his beer of the month shipments .... bottle ... pours dark with medium head ... malt aroma .... smooth start with a charred finish ... like a porter with a little bbq
Drake (6488) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thought I had already rated this. 12 ounce bottle from State Line Liquors. Pours a dark copper color with a medium frothy tan head. Good head retention and decent lacing. Aroma of toffee, citrus and nutty notes. The taste is toffee, earthy notes, chocolate and a bitter almost metallic finish. Medium bodied. Good beer.
19Ei8hty (1076) - Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bready, caramel malt jumps out at the first sip. Toffee and maybe light molasses with burnt wood and some light nut and chocolate character. Maybe some light plum and peat on the finish.
Ernesto987 (2366) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
rich lighty roasted very malty but not sweet. This one actually rocks. Has characteristics of an old ale, which I an a fan of.†
StefanSD (1795) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of secret santa. Thanks. Pours a nearly opaque dark brown color with a small beige head that slowly recedes to a fine film. The aroma is modest with roasted barley, dates and a hint of alcohol. The flavor shows some good fruit with cherries, dates and biter walnuts. The palate is smooth and creamy with soft carbonation. Finishes short and dry with a bit of grit and some lingering bitterness. Overall: Very nice, very tasty--Iím glad to have had the chance to drink this.