hopscotch (9380) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft... Clear, dark ruby ale with a small, creamy, white head. The nose is subtle chocolate, red wine and vanilla. Nicely balanced and a bit tangy. Nutty with chocolate and vineous notes. Medium-bodied and very lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes creamy and barely bitter. Not much to it, really.
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Poured a dark Mahogany color with a small off white head. Nutty and roasty aroma and tastes. Lightly sweet.
Sammy (8849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another lineupís brown. And just another beer. Nice head, deep brown body. Licorice and malt, including chocolate.Not overly sweet. Offset by some roastiness.Nicely hopped. Grainy. Light instant coffee. Medium mouthfeel. Nicely drinkable at Pizza Plant Transit.
jtclockwork (8778) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to drowland. Pours dark brown with tannish offwhite head. Nose is nuts and malt. Taste of pecans, almonds, other nuts with sweet malt balance. Some brown sugar adds to complexity.
Drake (8765) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a
reddish brown color with a medium offwhite frothy head.
Chocolate and roasted malts in the aroma and the taste. Creamy
mouthfeel and medium bodied.
GT2 (8684) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Yard House in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Pours a clear, deep amber. Weak foam. Nose is sweet chocolate, maple, vegetal/DMS. Taste is sweet and sticky with hazelnut, maple, brown sugar. Suddy, dry finish. Eh.
JoeMcPhee (8534) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown pour with a thick white head. A bit of light spiciness and a touch of herbal hoppiness as well. There is a kiss of hoppy spice on the back along with a soft sweet maltiness. Simple, but decent.
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Hollingshead Deli in Orange, CA. Pours a dark brown color with a medium thick and foamy light brown head. Minimal head retention and lacing. Aroma is alternatingly malty and nutty. Sweet roasted malt and caramel flavors. Finish is pretty weak and was not sustained throughout the glass. I found myself uninterested by the end. Still it starts out pretty well so that is worth something.
3fourths (8214) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 Sweet chocolate and sugar aroma (think chocolate cereal) with some lighter British malts and a bit of hops. Very sweet and rich, with a slightly-sharp hop and sugar feel, with the sugars really making a showing in the finish. Overall it just displays a very nice chocolate coffee flavor. Not the typical brown ale (not one of my big styles), but one of the better ones Iíve tried.
jercraigs (8006) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2008-12-06. Dark brown body with a modest off-white head. (3+) Sweetish malt, light tangy character to the flavour. (6+) Sweet malt aroma, light caramel and dusty malt accents. Average palate. Meh. <i>On tap at Coles, Buffalo</i>