kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: March 29, 2009
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy dark red, wispy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, lots of earthyness, sweet fruityness
Flavor: rich caramel malt flavor, light fruityness, earthyness adds good balance and a touch of spices, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a thin, clingy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet toasty dark caramel malt and resiny grapefruity hops. Body starts with average fullness and a sweet toasty caramel maltiness with a touch of light fruits before a drier, more bitter peppery finish. Has a decent hop profile, but could use more body.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mix of mild caramel malts, a little spice and solid bitterness. A little fruity. Honestly, just kind of an odd mix that doesnít really work for me.
HighWine (932) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany color with a tan head. Nice lacing. Sweet, malty aroma with hints of toffee and cocoa. Easy to drink. Nice balance of malt and flavorful, but not bitter, hops. A good beer but for a winter seasonal I would have liked a richer malt backbone with a little more mouthfeel.
19Ei8hty (1132) - Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong malty profile that is rich and roasted. Deep nuttiness with toffee and caramel backbone. Light spice notes that seem independent of the hop presence.
zathrus13 (1684) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to DA. Pours copper/amber, with a tan head. Aroma is hops and caramel. Flavor is hops, caramel, and nuts.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from bottle trek. A fairly weak "strong Ale". Some nice nutty aromas with a roasted toffee, dry finish.
Tejas (844) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty dark. Lots of aroma. Little dryish palate. Some roastiness but overall pretty hoppy. Sort of a weird but not offensivre flavor in here that I canít put my finger on. Pretty good but probably wonít pay to be shipped in again.
jimhilt (2370) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a light tan one finger head that fades slowly, leaving some lace. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Cloudy amber color. Nose is sweet spicy hops. Flavor is balanced with hints of caramel and slight bitter finish. 22oz bottle gift from Haggens Beaverton, OR.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a creamy brown head.
Aroma and flavor is sweet malts, roast, nuts, caramel.
Smooth and easy drinking with a light roasty hops finish.