omhper (23313) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Nut brown, small head. Evident chocolate aroma. Fairly sweet with medium body and somewhat mushy mouthfeel. Well roasted with notes of cocoa and molasses. Low bitterness. Warming, like hot chocolate, but a bit raw and syrupy.
Travlr (21167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Pizzeria Paradiso. Dark maroon, edge head. Aroma of milk chocolate and butterscotch. Taste of coca cola and root beer, slightly sweet and highly carbonated. Nice.
brokensail (15728) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 30, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
A: The beer pours a dark brown color, almost mahogany with a rather small/thin layer of tan head.
S: Smells overly roasty and acidic, slightly acrid, perhaps. Mild toffee and malt sweetness, and a little bit of a nuttiness. A little bit of bad/stale coffee aroma in there as well. Poor all around.
T: Slightly better as I take a sip. Some sweet toffee and caramel underneath with some toasted bread. However, there is a noticeable acidity which intensifies as the beer warms up. Acrid roastiness is still present.
M: Medium in body with a nice medium and smooth carbonation--the one redeeming factor for this beer.
O: Overall, this was a pretty bad beer. Far too acidic and no real brown ale flavors to it.
Tmoney99 (13332) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle From Rivers Bend. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting and had good lacing. Good toasted malty aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Moderate well balanced toasted malty flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.
Ratman197 (13076) - 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.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Small tan head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, nut, coffee/roast, some toffee/caramel, cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, coffee, nut, some caramel, roast, rye spiciness. Medium body, low carbonation. A lot of flavors in here, seems like it’s trying to do a bit too much. Also a bit too sweet.
Drake (11576) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Dark brown pour with medium head, moderate retention and lacing. Slightly roasty caramel aroma with some dark fruit and floral hop notes. Caramel, dark fruits, roasted malts and nuts in the taste. Medium bodied.
Dogbrick (11322) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Christmas Ales & A Christmas Story at Studio 35 on 12/7/08: This beer pours deep brown with a medium thin white head that diminishes quickly. Sticky spots of lacing. Aroma of nuts and molasses along with a malty undertone. Medium body with flavors of malt and dark fruit, as well as some brown sugar and caramel. The finish is sweet and malty with a short fruity aftertaste. Decent overall.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark, dark brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted and burnt malts, caramel, and light chocolate. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, and a light nuttiness.
crossovert (11105) - Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice robust brown ale bordering on porter. Very malty with some slight roastiness. Good for winter.