popkow (287) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 fl oz bottle empty a dark garnet color enlish style ale. Very thick and overbearing malt with some hops evening it out. A solid ale from this adirondack brewery.
dutch23mp (284) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head seems to disappear too quickly for my liking but a fine brew besides this, great balance robust flavors. Taste of Carmel just the right blend of hops. BOM club selection the best of the 4 I have received this month.
hypn0toad (267) - 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.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A new beer to the S. Jersey market. Pours a deep red color with not much of a head. The hops mix nicely with the malt to give it an alluring aroma. The strong hop presence gives this beer a strong taste.
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
sinkhole (263) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught from Dinosaur BBQ (Syracuse NY). Pours a dark brown color with minimal head. Aromas of caramel, malt and yeast. Taste of mild hops with a nutty aftertaste. A solid brew.
popephred (257) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer of the Month Club: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Pour produced a russet-brown body, topped with a light tan head which mostly diminished. Sweet to the taste, but not cloying, with a quick bitter bite with minimal aftertaste. Aroma was a mild hops, not as malty as I though it should be, though not unpleasant. This is a very satisfying ale with a warm body and full taste. I will look for this beer again, and thank my Beer of the Month club for the sample.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brownish with ruby hig lights. It has a tall dense head leaving fine sticky lacing.
Well carbonated too.
Aroma is strong of rich malts and some molasses.
There is also a toffee sweetness too.
Taste is of complex malts with good character.
Some roasted malts come through as well as wood and leather and a finish similar to licorise.
This beer has a medium feel with a bitter and slight alcohol warming.
I was pleasently surprized with this beer. I was expecting something like an amber ale, but this style took me back a bit.
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark pour with a nice tan head. Taste of dark fruits and mild roasted malt. A nice drink overall.
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - JUL 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
POURS A MEDIUM brown with an average tan head. This beer starts sweet but a un tasty bitterness quickly follows. The malt is strong and there is some sour dark fruits with bit of earthiness and roasted flavors.