Bonster (180) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from coldbrewky. Pours a deep reddish brown with a thin head. The sweet roasted malt aroma first catches my attention and draws me in. Flavor is sugar, malt, and fruits. It has a slight bitterness at the end as well. I didnít notice the alcohol but I was already feeling pretty good by the time I had this one.
waveman352 (178) - Glens Falls, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours to a very dark brown color and has an extremley hoppy smell. Poured to a medium brownish head and stayed for the entire driniking of the beer. A very smooth taste when first drinking but the aftertatse is of extreme bitterness. It was fairly heavy but very drinkable. I enjoyed it thouroughly.
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from a beer club. Deep red/brown with some opacity. Smallish head leaves minimal lacing. Mostly malts on the nose with some earthiness in there. This tastes like an amped up nut brown ale. It reminded me of Samuel Smiths nut brown, which I once enjoyed frequently, but canít seem to find anymore. This one is pretty decent.
posikyle (165) - Alabama, USA - MAR 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably one of my favorite beers. Pours a deep brown/red color, head dissipates rather quickly. Big malt aroma/flavor with a hint of caramel and a nicely balanced hoppy finish. Very smooth, easily drinkable.
Prcaus (159) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle- Discount Liquors in Voorhees, NJ-Poured a deep chocolate coloring with aromas of dep malts and small hints of caramelís. Nice hints of hops, and good dep finishing.
jwdevalue (158) - Neptune, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is part of a beer club. Had only one bottle but was decent for the price. Poured great and had a nice finish. Would do again.
Discofish (152) - USA - SEP 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer goes down pretty smooth at 7% ABV. It has a good blend of malt and hops, with a nice finish.
micronaut129 (143) - 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.
Ambrose (141) - East Aurora, New York, USA - APR 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sit boy sit! Good beer. Another syracuse tap favorite. UBU! When all else fails. Ubu to the rescue.
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
i really wasn't as impressed with this as i had been lead to believe i would be. it's an okay beer to enjoy once in a while, probably during a rainy november night, but it's nothing that i'll seek out again. nice clear amber pour with a pretty eggshell head that fades fast. the nose is a bit spicy and floral. fairly well balanced with the hops a bit more prominent. thin, with a slightly bitter finish. perfectly adequate but nothing mind blowing.