jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with beautiful, plentiful head, perfect density, sticks around, nice contrast to murky brown body. Aroma is great with lots of brown sugar and some black pepper. Feels pretty thin and watery, but a bit smooth in mouth, goes down quickly!
Tastes of plum, malt, and yeast with a bit of brandy too. Carbonation is good, a little more than most beers, but works well. Spice is nice and expected, but just a shade off from what would really complement the rest of the flavors.
Overall, a great, suprisingly easy brew to guzzle down. Just not leaving me with too much reason to go out and buy another.
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle. Pours murky chocolate brown with a creamy tan head. Fruity esters, spice and sweet malts fill out the aroma. The flavor is rich with malts - fresh bread and chocolate really stand out. Raisins and prunes present as well with a good spicy kick. Full-bodied, well carbonated and warming. A well made beer, but not the best from this brewer. I totally don’t get the deal with the "Mc" in the name.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
smells nutty. looks brown with a hint of cherokee red. tastes decent nothin to write home about. smooth and creamy but no real wow factor. still though its good.
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not to bad. But I want to try it again and I may give it a higher rating.
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. very dark ruby red body, nice thick ff-white head, slightly cirtusy barley aroma, warming drinking experience with a caramel and malty taste. Lovely!
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - MAY 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty brown ale with a complex yet smooth flavor keeping me coming back for more.
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks nice, Dark orange-brown color with a big dense white head. Dark fruits, spice, chocolate and hops in the flavor and aroma (which are similar). Some vanilla in the aroma. Something metallic in the flavor.
Excalibur123 (282) - Soria, SPAIN - JUN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Color ámbar oscuro, media cabeza de espuma beige que se mantiene unos mms; aromas a caramelo, fruta melocotón y albaricoque; en boca entrada refrescante y especiada; cuerpo y carbónico medios; amargor ligero sin llegar a ser dulce; cerveza fácil de beber con el alcohol bien integrado y largo pos gusto.
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Long lasting tan head with good lacing. brown, earthy looking body. the aroma is also quite earthy with just a hint of malty sweetness peeking out. the mouthfeel is full but the carbonation is really freaking high. i cant believe how much carbonation there is in this beer, for me it takes away from the flavor of this beer. it is too lively on my tongue and i just cant get a good solid taste. what i am getting is a light malt flavor with spicy hop flavoring and a bit of hop bittering at the end of the taste.
minihame2 (276) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky dark brown colour and a faint reminiscent of a white yellowish head. Aroma not very strong, malts, some caramel and grassy notes. Taste fairly bitter and acidic. Texture is on the lighter side but the carbonation makes it better as it’s sharp at first and then softens towards the end. A bit mixed feelings about this one.