KornDogg (498) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chocolate & molasses aroma. Dark, black/red body with medium tan head. Flavor begins sweet followed by malts with a subtle roasted/chocolate finish. A very smooth and creamy beer, well balanced.
msante79 (2124) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle I received in a beer of the month club. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aromas of caramel, dough, chocolate, and nuts. Flavor of nutty dark malts, caramel, bit of earth, and some chocolate. Finishes dry. Decent english style ale.
jkwood04 (2291) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours deep brown with a thick, lacy, beige head. Aroma of floral hops, butterscotch and caramel malts with some dough and nuts in there as well. Flavor about the same. Average texture. A decent beer.
Fratto (2328) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2011
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle from Cavie. Dark brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is licorice, molasses, and alcohol. Taste is ashy, burned, metallic, and vegetal. Sit, Ubu. Sit.
Cavie (3382) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2011
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark red to maroon color. Foamy head. Aroma is slightly roasted, dark caramel malts and light sweetness. Perhaps a touch of raisins. Flavor is ugh not good!!!! Dry nutty flavor that is super bitter and dries out the palate big time! Oh disappointing.
hypn0toad (254) - Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty tasty. Red as promised. Pretty strong taste. Ill drink it again. Smokey aftertaste when you take a swig.
scottw86 (1013) - Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a slightly reddish brown with a foamy offwhite head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, and hops. Taste is quite sweet with lots of caramel snd some hay. Some nuts and sugar as well. Aftertaste has some hops and grass.
kassner (1221) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from my son, cola color, plenty of malts , some chocolate and a little smoke. somewhere between a Guiness and a Brown Ale, and a nice balance.
cheap (3376) - Cheap Lager in Western, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2011
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2011 Bottle. Big strong rude malty alky impact. Same with finish. Certainly a BIG beer. Tastes like more than 7% fer sure. Some roasted coffee in medicinal finsh.
Elwood (2493) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a deep ruby brown color with a thick head of tan foam. The nose is pleasantly nutty with some nice toast and fruit notes. The flavor has a good bitterness up front but then a nice caramel malt, plum, and slight cherry notes. Perhaps a little cracker too. Medium bodied with slightly softer than average carbonation leading to a rather dry, medium finish. This brew is well balanced and certainly sessionable enough for the style. I think I will have to find another.