Fredis23 (450) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Brown, Small Head, Decent Lacing. Toasted Light Bitter, Molasses Smell. Sweet, Toasted Chocolate, Molasses.Medium Body, Bit on lighter side. Easy to Drink, Quite nice for Cold Weather.
theisti (3008) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle that was part of the Winter 2012 World Market 9 pack, courtesy of my in-laws. The pour is brown with ruby highlights, along with a well formed one inch light tan head. The aroma is a nice fresh nut and wood smoke and some soft spice yeast in the back. The taste is the nut, lightly sweet malt, and a pleasant soft roast. As it warms, the spice yeast of the nose shows as more of a dried fruit. The palate is medium bodied, soft carbonation, and the finish is and earthy dried fruit. Nice brown.
geologyguy (499) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
strong flavored smell....mostly coffee some caramel? black, but dark red in light...light carbonation...flavor is just right, not too strong or weak...like a good cup of coffee. could almost pass for a coffee drink it is so similar but not overwhelming..good beer
Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. aromas of cocoa, carmel, brown sugar and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel and light brown sugar with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.
fsquirrel29 (75) - Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice dark ale. Lighter than stouts and porters, but a very full flavored beer.
KUEric (867) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep, dark brown beer with a thick foamy head that disappears quickly after arrival. Aroma is a lil chocolaty, molases, malty nutty goodness. The flavor has a touch more bite than the aroma. Itís a good beer but nothing special.
conway (907) - - FEB 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a 1 finger off white head. Aroma is heavy on roasted malt and a touch of rye. Taste is still dominated by roasted malt but some chocolate and caramel sweetness adds great balance. Palate is smooth and full with just enough carb to keep it lively. A nice winter warmer, but a higher ABV could have been nice.
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boxofrane (1718) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at craft ale house. Pours hazy brown with minimal head. The aroma has cocoa, caramel, some extra sweetness. The taste has some chocolate, nuts, maybe a bit of raisin.
shhmoke (32) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with an off white head. Aromas of toasted malts and caramel. Taste has hints of semi sweet chocolate and low bitterness. I had low expectations however this beer is actually quite enjoyable.
bigtaster (481) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with reddish hues, mostly opaque and medium size tan head. Brown sugar, molasses, anise from aroma. Medium body, brown sugar, some spice, sweet. Pretty good.