Jimthechap (1570) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yes it was brown but with a deep blush of red. Aromas of dark candied peel, spice and... and... well it was served a little cold to reveal its full and complex palate. Its taste brought out rye, spice, grains and some deeper, spruce and herbal hoppiness. Slightly prickly in countenance, but one that I enjoyed, despite chewing my way through it.
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Pomeroy’s. dark variegated amber brown color, thick tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of spiced brown bread mixed with Christmas fruitcake. Aroma of spiced pumpernickel, toffee, dates, raisins. Delicious.
Stew41 (1728) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good gear. Very new world with a flavour packed palate in equal doses malt and hops. Caramel and hints of toffee. Not particularly hoppy. Smart.
omega (681) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sorry for the lack of info but that was all I had. Pours quite a murky brown with a generous head. Roasted coffee on the nose. Get a bit of scotch malts on the palate.