Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by maniac at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 9/18/10. Pours a ruby-caramel color with a medium offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Nutty and grainy aroma with faint raisins and caramel in the finish. The taste is nutty and earthy with minty hop notes. Medium bodied.
Ratman197 (10640) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of graininess, toasted malt, light cocoa and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of graininess, toasted malt, cocoa, light molasses and a hint of earthiness with a smooth malty finish.
thirdeye11 (5711) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle thanks to blutt59) clear brown with lasting tan bubbles. Nose is nutty, brown sugar, sweet cracker, and cream. Taste of brown sugar, cracker, and cream with a nice smooth finish.
wavers1 (910) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks to spence on for this one! nice brew, aroma is enticing and the taste is very nice. very sweet and malty, caramel lager, yum! this is really a solid brewery!
blutt59 (6128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, dark brown in color with tan foam, aroma is chocolate and coffee flavor is mostly nuts with some cocoa and malt, finish is dry
deyholla (7525) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Shane, thanks! Poured a slightly hazy dark brown with a light brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of caramel with some toffee and underlying coffee and toast. Flavor was sweet as well with some sweet dark grains, caramel and a light underlying toast note.
Brewbie (458) - New York, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap. amber with a small tan head. aroma and taste of caramel sweetness, nutty and a little roast.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
grownfool’s Impromptu Tasting. Sample from a bottle shared by me. Clear brown-red, off white cover. Light toast, caramel aroma. Taste is light toasty, dry, caramel, candy.
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from my home tap with a deep dark chestnut brown color and a luxuriously creamy beige head. The aroma is clean and mild but nondescript, with only a toasted grain character being easily identifiable. The flavor seems more roasted rather than merely toasted, with some dry-roasted nuttiness, and a bit of semisweet chocolate. The texture is very creamy with only a very fine carbonation giving it any energy
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber brown color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, toasty, fruity, and floral. Flavor is caramel, toast, fruity, and a spicy peppery finish.