BrewIPA (79) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A rich malty winter beer with a mouth full if chocolate. Nice and bold, good sipping beer. Malt is strong for me but overall enjoyable.
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Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a hazy, light reddish brown with a small tan head. The nose has some light dusty nuttiness to it. The flavor is malt forward with a little caramel, but mainly nuttiness and light touches of cocoa powder with a decent bitterness on the back end. Starts off malty with a medium body but finishes a bit dry. The alcohol seems a bit more obvious than it should be. Okay I suppose.
Thisis12ptfont (748) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Faint aromas of cocoa, roasted barley and some hops on the latter end of it. Appears a deep brown with a crimson tint and billowing foam top. Surprisingly assertive hops upfront with a roasted caramel, light cocoa, ginger and doughy malt backbone. Alcohol stays with you on the finish. Overall, this is surprisingly flavorful and well balanced with a strong alcohol presence. I’d give this an A rating,
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark Carmel color fairly clear pour, not much head. Smooth taste overall pretty good
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boozedude (1583) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours brown, bottle into glass, thin kacki head, metallic aroma, taste is some fruit sugar, and bitter finish, ok
r464 (1738) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with a thick tan colored head. Malty, smooth, a bit roasty. Lightly sweet with caramel and nut flavors. Full body and finish.
DMLINAZ (261) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep brown with a thin head. Aroma of nut brown, some chocolate, hint of spice, malt. Flavor is good - nut brown ale and malts with an enjoyable dose of spice and chocolate on the finish.
rbrazell (1414) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Fermentation. Deep brown pour with a small bubbly white head. Aroma of toffee, roasted nuts, subtle chocolate and coffee with hints of spiciness. Flavor is better than the aroma with a decent thickness to it. Medium bodied with a slightly spicy nutty finish. Not bad.
JenConCol (29) - - NOV 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep copper colour with off white foamy head. Caramel and nutty notes. The 8% is nicely hidden but the finish has a little bitter metallic finish that could be improved upon. Overall a nice beer
joeneugs (2798) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
New stronger recipe this year. 12 oz. bottle says 8% ABV. It pours a deep copper color with a frothy khaki head. The aroma is very nutty with notes of dark fruit and yeast. Almost like a Belgian dubbel. The flavor is nutty, fruity, plum, caramel with strong notes of alcohol and mild roasted malt and hop bitterness in the finish. Pretty thick and syrupy once you let it warm up. The flavor comes out much stronger too.