kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Nightwatch Dark Ale
Date: September 17, 2009
Source: Jolly Roger Taproom
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: lightly sweet caramel and chocolate aroma, balancing earthyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, dark caramel sweetness brings out a nice chocolate character
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
dwyerpg (5427) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark malty aroma. This is alright. Quite malty, roasty and thickish. Not a big fan, at least, not right now. Too much malt.
theisti (3766) - Kansas, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle purchased at 99 Bottles in Federal Way, Washington. Pour is hazy murky brown copper ruby with a one inch tan head. Nice lacing as it falls. Aroma sweet dark cherry, caramel
malt and a slight roast element. Taste is the caramel cherry sweet maltiness, though sharply chemical - a little abrasive. There is some crystal malt behind this. Aftertaste reveals some of the roast. Palate is medium, above average carbonation, eventually dry finish. Unique take on an amber, it worked for me for the most part.
alexsdad06 (8431) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from suzygreenberg. Pours a deep reddish copper color with a large off white head. The aroma is roasted malt, dark fruits, toffee, and only a hint of floral hops. The flavor is a bit of a surprise based on the nose. Still roasted malt, but not as sweet and fruity as I would have expected. I get some iced tea, earthy hops, good bitterness in the finish, to go with the dark malt. This is a very drinkable beer.
Rating #67 for this beer.
daknole (10828) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark dark brown. Nice sized light colored head. Some very nice roasted malt, some floral hops and maybe a bit of spices on nose. Flavor is a really nice balance of dark malts and smooth hops. Sessionable and very nice!
Tmoney99 (13155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared alexsdad06.
Poured a clear brown color with a large frothy off-white head that was mostly lasted and had very good lacing. Good roasted malty and small hop aroma. Medium body with slick smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate well balanced smooth flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
Good complex session brew.
smprochak (23) - Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lot of flavor in this beer. Very heavy and flavorful. Will give massive headache in the morning, but delicious to enjoy by the pitcher.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Jolly Roger. Darker mahogany body with a small cream head. Balanced nose of hops and malt. Hops give an herbal spicy character and the malts provide caramel and chocolate making this into a richer amber.
douglas88 (8090) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to BrewDad. This is one hell of an amber ale. Pours a dark red/brown color with a medium light beige head. The aroma is rich malts, dusty and fruity notes. Some rich caramel also. The flavor reminds me of some nice English beers; fruity and musty malts, somewhat dry and very flavorful. Loads of rich caramel also. Very nice. I could drink a ton of this.
BuckeyeBoy (5484) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at Maritime Pacific Seattle. Pours out a dark brown topped with a off white head. Aroma of rich malts and a good mix of hops. Tast of the malts again and again. A nice little sweetness goes well with the hops.