fiddler26 (23) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bought this in bottle while at grocery store feeling too lazy to go to beer store. Place had several of my old dependables in 12-packs, but only wanted six. This beer was so not me. Malty in the extreme, skunky on the palate. I forced myself through one and will give the rest away. I think my dislike of this is largely a function of my preference for high-hopped pales and IPAs. This was like a chocolate malt with beer poured in it. Might be good to you, but not to me.
generallee08 (506) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Its body has a dark brown color with deep crimson highlights. The head on top was about one and half fingers thick, light tan in color and made very nice lacing on the glass. Sweet caramel and brown sugary notes pop out in the nose along with some toasted malt and mild earthy/leafy hops. It has a base of roasted and toasted bready malt flavors. There is plenty of sweetness up front with notes of brown sugar, sweet/buttery bread, diacetyl and dark caramel. The 7%abv adds only a slight touch of character and is mostly well hidden. The middle sees the addition of dried leafy and earth hop flavor along with some bitterness for balance. The finish has a nice blend of sweet malt, a hint of bitter dark chocolate and hops. It has a smooth, slightly slick texture with soft yet active carbonation in a solid medium to full body.
Marheb (1940) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Des malts brunis équilibrés, des houblons terreux discret et un alcool évanescent.
berkshirejohn (4376) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Wegman’s, Buffalo, NY. Chestnut brown with a thin beige head; spicy malt aroma; some purple fruit from the roasted malts, and some powdered chocolate as well; and then a dry, nutty, finish. Not really a recognisable English style, but rather pleasant.
nike (950) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle, brown pour medium tan head, strong malt aroma. Excellent flavors, balanced, solid malt backbone, hops and some fruit notes. Excellent brew!!
Mep3222 (394) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasted malty aroma with some cocoa in there as well. Taste is the same. Not overly sweet with the amount of malt, has some solid balance. Overall a good beer. Slightly on the heavy side so prob more of a winter beer for me. Also has some spice to it (primarily cocoa) which makes it seem more wintery.
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LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the pub.The color is a dark brown with a beige head. The aroma is of roasted malt ,barleyand yeast. The taste is of barley,malt with some sweetness to it and bitterness at the same time.I did not find it that strong but good.
alexanderj (3296) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle; poured a very dark auburn brown color with a khaki, frothy head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, must, and some sweetness. Flavor had more fruitiness, of the overripe variety, and some sweetness. A touch more roasted. Did taste English, but to me was not overly great. Surprisingly a bit boozy.
matty (174) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep ruby red/brown color with a slightly off white head that settles to a film. Aroma is mostly malt, roasted malt/burnt caramel, some alcohol and a touch of hops. Taste carries some of the caramel/malt aroma with it. I get a little bit of a roasted malt taste as well. I think it could use a bit more body to it, it seems a little watery. Finish carries more of a pronounced roastedness to it.
Itzjerm (1124) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mettalic in aroma and taste. The bottle has ruined what may be an okay beer. Behind metallic is the taste of caramel and burnt chocolate. okay thickness on the tongue but the metallic made it horrible.
sblsimone85 (229) - USA - FEB 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Birra molto particolare di difficile inquadratura. Profumata e fruttata sia al naso che al palato.
---Rated BY Italianbeer85