EithCubes (4701) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Nose showing etoh, otherwise caramel and spicy grain, a little honey and sweet chocolate malt. Very old, dulled copper penny color with a dense but short beige head. Taste is sweet, a little ashen roast sliding in under slippery malt, some caramel and laid-back chocolate, heavy without being aggressive, alcohol well-integrated (which I did not expect right out of the bottle). Faint tang, faint hops, little bit of a pilsner squeal, hint of floral notes. Medium-full body is not flat, but the taste is. Not quite sure what this is aiming for; strict style adherents would reject this straightaway, but I see it as more of a ditzy, confused Brown Ale.
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Poured a medium black color ale with a nice foamy off-white head with standard retention. Aroma of roasted malt is kind of weak and I could not find anything else really. Taste is also a bit thin with some roasted malt and not much else going on. As mentioned, body is thin and carbonation is low Iíve had much better beer form that style to truly care about that one.
jgb9348 (4626) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber colour with a thin white head. The aroma was pretty fragrant and pretty malty. The aftertaste was potent and lasted quite a long time. I sampled the Lake Placid 46'er IPA and hated it, but figured I'd give this a tasting (blind--not from a review), and it turns out I was pretty impressed by Lake Placid this time around. Try this beer and not the 46'er IPA. I tasted this on tap at MacGregor's in Rochester, New York.
Pailhead (4572) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Courtesy of rudolf via Secret Santa. Aromas of nuts, chocolate, some mustiness, light grass, and a hint of fruit. Pours a hazy brownish-red with a small off-white head with fair retetntion. Starts of with moderate chocolate and caramel, but quickly turns to sour fruitiness in the finish. I doubt the sourness was intended, but I actually kind of like it. Hints of nuttiness in the finish behind all the sourness. If it wasnít for the nuttiness in the finish, it would somewhat be like a flemish sour. Iím sure this is a "bad" bottle, but I think the sourness probably makes the beer better in my opinion.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet carmelized sugar and fruit in the aroma. Dark brown but very clear with light tan head that recedes to cover. Sherry-like and malty sweet with just a touch of bitterness to take the edge off. Medium-light body. Somewhat thin. Bottle (sampled at Mondial 2004).
nimbleprop (4536) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours a translucent, copper amber with a creamy, white head. Nose is malty, nutty. Flavor is sweet, malty, chocolate, brown sugar, crackers. Finish is medium bodied and dry.
Zita (4516) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bread, cereal, brown, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, bitter, long finish,
CapFlu (4459) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Dark brown with beige head. Wheat, sweet and peat. Tart malty, much hops but not overly complex. Bitter finish.
mjs (4438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Poured dark brown and almost clear with medium sized and white head. Aroma was of malts and liquorice. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Tasted of malts, liquorice, sweetness, hops, lightly fruity and bitter. Sweet, malty and lightly bitter aftertaste.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 20, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2004 July 2002: On tap at the Vermont Brewers' Fest. Seems to have a fair strength of both hops and malt, but there's little in the way of floral/herbal/fruity notes; little sugar either. Despite its strength and good body, its terribly forgettable stuff. 6/3/6/3/12=3.0
April 2004: sample at the brewpub. Very dark walnut, nearly opaque, bit of long-lasting head. Smoky, woody, full-bodied, fairly dry in the nose. A bit caky and chocolaty, little bitterness, some berry hints towards the end. Beautiful lacing.