daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
What a surprise, pours a BROWN color! Head is beige colored. Aroma is nutty and sweet as expected. Flavor is also nutty and a tad sweet wtih some good malt, and maybe even a touch of vanilla. Not bad, not amazing either.
hopscotch (10645) - 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.
djd07 (10553) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bilcos. Pours a clear copper with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is grain and toast. Medium mouth, rich toasted malt, wet biscuit, light, decent.
slowrunner77 (10248) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"pretty smooth, on par with Moose drool flavor-wise, but a little lighter in body, more like a Samuel Smith’s. A solid effort, but not worth going out of your way for."
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thank you to DrunkAsASkunk for this one. Pours deep dark brown,with a medium off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma of malt, corn flakes, almonds, cabernet, hops, and slight prunes. Tastes malty, with hints of brown sugar, toffee, almonds, caramel, and slight Coca-cola. Nice, smooth medium-bodied finish. I haven’t had a bad California beer yet.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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.
jercraigs (9872) - 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>
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Darker brown pour with a small off-white carbonation head. Nose is nutty and malty. Medium palate yet somewhat full. Taste is also malty, nutty, with a hint of chocolate. Pretty solid.
DuffMan (9610) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark chestnut brown, clear, light brown head with brief retention. Chocolatey with a subtle berry fruit note a nd a stemmy mild hop finish. Loved it!
phaleslu (9426) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Yard House. Pours a pretty much clear amber-tinted brown with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, chocolate, brown sugar, and faint coffee. Flavor is the same but a tad better; sweet, malty, and toasty. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Solid brown ale. Nothing spectacular, just gets the job done.