DMLINAZ (239) - 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 (1312) - 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 (2616) - 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.
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours solidly brown but not opaque; can see through a pint glass. Rocky tan head settles beautifully to edge lacing and thin film across the whole pour. Aroma is sweet with essence of raisins, milk chocolate, toffee. Taste is pretty similar with the welcome addition of some roasty notes. Not overly sweet as the aroma might suggest, the sweetness is offset nicely by a light handed addition of bittering hops. Clean. Medium body, low carbonation. Would have expected a somewhat bigger beer given its style. Still, a good beer for this most unusual blustery day as Hurricane Sandy still sends her chilling winds through the Carolinas.
Gerbeer (1246) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a dark brown with little head. Aromas of chocolate, brown sugar and malts. Similar flavor with more caramel notes. Smooth and warm. Nice.
Patrickctenchi (2516) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy tea with a small, tan, bubbly head.
Scent is a deep malt, roasty caramel, nuts.
Taste is spicy cola nut, malt.
Slightly sharp instead of rich......
But not bad overall.
maxwelldeux (2720) - Spokane, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a rather dark brown with a moderate white head to it. I get faint malty notes to the nose, but there really is very little smell to it. Some roasting and some nuttiness to the taste, with just a tiny bit of malty bitterness in it.
Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
deep amber brown apperance with a off-whitie head. aroma is rich copper malt and a little hop spice. Flavor has a clean malt character with minimal chocolate and roasted caramel malt. Overall this beer is drinkable with some clean yeast and malt character with a nice spicy hop to cut the sweetness.
saxo (12796) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, really heavy nutty flavor, caramel and hops. Great brown.