MaBeer1972 (1244) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Manchester W&L. Poured into a tulip glass. A deep ruby black color with frothy medium tan head. Aroma of alcohol and roasty malts. I let this one warm a long time. Flavor is smooth and silky. Lots of roasty chocolate and coffee notes. Medium bitterness. Some alcohol burn on the backside. Not bad at all.
bytemesis (2427) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks to Homer321. Pours opaque chestnut, small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is light caramel, pine, toffee, cardboard. Flavor follows, some dark fruits as well, orange peel. Medium sweet and light bitter. Medium body, a bit creamy, some acid. Nothing special here.
Smurf2055 (1251) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours orangy, off white head.
Smell sweet caramel,
Taste boozy bitter, bit sweet, caramel
Plain and one dimensional
Lukaduke (1674) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy brown copper color with two fingers of fizzy eggshell foam. the nose is syrupy sweet with traces of earthy compost and cardboard, a touch of artificial sweetness in the depths too.. not bad just a touch weird. The palate follows with some big chewy caramel notes, traces of fig and dark fruit but there is a slight offness, be it cardboard or metallic I can’t quite pin point it but its there and keeping me from enjoying this beer to its full potential. Not bad overall just not something i would seek out again !
glennmastrange (2121) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate aromas of cereal and caramel for the malt, cooked orange for the hops, sweat and musty for the yeast, with butterscotch and alcohol in the background. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is full, oily/creamy with a a carbonation between soft and lively and has a moderately alcoholic finish. A little stanky up front, but taste-wise it’s quite yummy.
warhawk91 (206) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2013 750 ml bottle. Pour is dark rust, unfiltered and murky, with a thin beige head and some sticky lacing. Aroma is caramel, fig, raisins, molasses, booze and hops. Taste is a bit sweet but not overbearing, balanced by a spicy hop profile. Definitely has some good dark fruit notes and caramel. Perhaps some fig, cherry maybe a bit of honey. The texture is great, syrupy and chewy like a classic barley wine or stout. Nice warm booze kick on the back end. May pick up another one for the cellar seems like it would benefit from aging but drinks pretty well fresh. Like this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dogfish120love (858) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish brown with an off white lacing. Notes of chocolate,caramel and hints of cherry. Basic and lacking complexity
jbeatty (912) - New York, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to Mac, 08/20/2013. Pours murky red, off-white head fades to hazy swirl on the surface, thin ring of lacing. Aroma is fruity, dark malts, almost strawberry-like notes, caramel citrus hops bright with almost no pine or resinous component. Taste is vanilla toffe, light citrus, piney hops. Thick body, not too resinous. Nice.
50belair (1824) - Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Tony. Clear light brown pour with an off white head. Caramel malt aromas. Caramel malts, mild nondescript hops, mild dark fruits. Decent body and mouthfeel.
SanfordBrewer (1379) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Opaque brown with a thin creamy tan head. Heavy syrupy body with low carbonation.
Aroma: dark crystal malt, woodsy hops, and silage.
Taste: lots of dark crytal malt (dark fruit, sweetness, and a burnt sugar bite), woodsy hop bitterness.
Too heavy and cloyingly sweet, and burnt sugar character is overpowering.