watson1977 (2360) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a very thin tan head. Aroma has light roastiness. Flavor is roasty with hints of nuttiness, dry leaves, and chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a lightly roasted finish.
Dacrza (343) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: 26 January 2013...
Glassware: chiseled mug....
Occasion: celebrating Willís triumphant first violin performance...
Appearance: shines a dark ruby body with a thick, frothy brown head; promising effervescence...
Aroma: the label promises rye, roast and raisin, and I oddly detect those scents; the roasted element is particularly appreciated...
Taste: First tastes are of caramel and raisin, somewhat sweet and mellow...
Palate: medium bodied with a warming presence at the throat that elongates the aftertaste. A noticeably effected beginning at the teeth as well--one can "breath" this beer out, in a sense....
Overall: A decent abv (6.2%) makes this a useful as well as enjoyable brew; the label is befitting its proper setting for consumption. I am not a fan of raisins per se, but I can be persuaded by the roasted atmosphere of this profile. This is the only bottle I purchased--I built my own winter six at Shop-Rite--but I would revisit this at a later date.
bigtourist (28) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Super smoky both in smell and taste. Thin head and reddish brown color. Light body for such a strong flavor
rubbishystuff (1584) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Dad. Smells almost like root beer but but you know it really didnít bother me. It was smooth and creamy and tasty with roasted malt maybe a slick mouth feel. Too much roast and dark to be a brown ale maybe like a porter or something like that. Serving: Bottle
tia (805) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Brown with red highlights- minimal head with light lacing. Smells a little roasty and bourbony, maybe some chocolate cherries. Tastes roasty and hoppy. Lively, nothing sticky, roasty finish.
ddemmingjr (597) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle- pours reddish brown, minimal off white head that completely fades. Coffee, roasted malts, toffee and cooking chocolate on the nose. Much of the same on the tongue. Smooth and light bodied. Sessionable
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sawbuck (146) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of alcohol, vanila, toffee, and sweet rum. Deep brown in color with a nice white head. Strong flavor of bitter chocolate, sweet caramel, some spices, finishes with a slight coffee like flavoring with a touch of bitterness. Nice combo of flavors and finishes well....slightly dry.
nike (748) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, pours brownish/red, small white head. Right on style, excellent brown ale. Taste of roasted hops, caramel. Well balanced, sweetness up front, medium body, dry finish. worth the try!
adnielsen (6553) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ The Bridge St. Louis. Pours a brown appearance with a tan head. Caramel malty, earthy, somewhat roasty aroma. Toasty caramel malty, lightly nutty, mild coffee flavor. Ok.
Foxbush (1003) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle The ale had small tan head with a clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, with chocolate, nut, coffee/roast, some toffee/caramel. The medium body ale has soft carbonation. A lot of flavors in here, seems like itís trying to do a bit too much.