VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark chestnut color, slight head. Roasted malt and coffee aromas with background hops and alcohol notes. Moderate body. OK, but not their best effort.
jredmond (6952) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled with Brendan. Pours a deep brown body with light lacing. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with notes of maple, molasses and honey. Some round malt as well.
joejames (413) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to shaker glass pours deep, clear ruby red. Two finger light tan head, scant lacing with a slight cap of retention. Aroma of roasted barley and caramel. Taste is big and malty sweet but with enough hops to balance the big malt bill. Full bodied, medium carbonation, sticky mouth feel. Finishes sweet. Tasting notes of toffee, dark cherry, anise, pecan, molasses, raisin with a hint of alcohol. A very decent ale, complex and drinkable.
hivemind (875) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks James. Ruby red with sizable head. Very malty with lots of maple syrup and toasty waffles. Woody. Honestly liked it.
ClassyBeagle (374) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: Roasted malt, caramel sweetness, mild booze, slight hop presence yet smells really boozy.
A: Pours a reddish dark brown with a very nice light brown head.
T: Warm and sweet, not spectacularly so, but a little bit of the same molasses and raisin taste. Not too strong, but also not enough to be particularly memorable.
P; Full bodied and very smooth with little carbonation.
O: This is a pretty decent beer, but not great. Some good malt flavors, but a little too much licorice for my liking.
maltiness (9) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I just missed it this year for their Christmas in July promotion but I remember it very well. It is one of my favorite beers. Warning find a safe place to drink this beer because it will sneak up on you.
LetsGoState (743) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance is small white head with deep brown color. Aroma is a bit sweet. Taste is sweet malts with a kick of alcohol. Overall not the best, not the worst.
Schwarzbart (72) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a half finger, tan, creamy head. Dark brown color with a reddish tone. Smells of molasses, dried cherries, caramel, sugar and some faint nuttiness. On the palate it is medium-full bodied and creamy tight. It has a solid malt base that's on the sweeter side that's making me think of cherry Ludens. Backed up with peat, earthy hops and nutty in the back. This beer is solid.
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samsmith33 (772) - - JAN 11, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2015 Aroma: barley. Brown ale.Appearance: black. Little white head.Taste: weak caramel, veggie.Feel is very very flat. On tap at blend.
foustburgh (1) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Taste great, love the idea that my money goes to helping a cool sanctuary. Keep up the great work.
katrinaez (957) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Great winter warmer. Subtle spices deep flavors of malts and some barley. Sweetness is light and finished warm like promised. Plus benefits the local wolf preserve. You can?t go wrong. Tap