drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. pours murky reddish brown with biege head. aroma notes of dough, toasted biscuit, yeast, some raisins, and mild chocolate. flavor is very yeasty and doughy with some dark fruits. a dry and yeasty finish. watery body. defines mediocrity.
marcus (6773) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This cloudy brown ale poured with a thin tan head that quickly disappeared. There is an acidic aroma. The flavor is of smoky malt, caramel and candy sugar with a chalky slightly bitter finish. It’s fairly well-balanced, but a bit thin.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Bev Mo Carmel Mountain. My favorite beer from Nimbus. Pours a deep, slightly hazed amber with a small beige head.......some lacing. Nose had hints of caramel, nutmeg, citrus fruits, and a light hop presence. Finish was smooth and very inviting, made me want another.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Nice looking dark amber color. No real aroma. Flavor is very much malt-forward, with no real hop presence. Strong, flavorless beer. Where’s the hops?
BelgianBeerGal (3241) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Opaque dark brown and orange colour with a tan film on top. Aroma was citrus, nuts and milk chocolate as it warmed. Slight chocolate and hops in the flavour. Maybe a little simple but easy to drink and enjoyable.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I would have liked a bit more hops in this one, but perhaps I’m just too used to barleywines. Beautiful dark amber color.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Opaque light-brown pour with a thin white film on top. Aroma of caramel malt, a little roasted malt, alcohol, and the dry english hops. The beer sort of tastes like all the flavors cancelled each other out. The roasted malt and hops cancel the sweet malt, and what’s left is a little bland. Some nuttiness and dry hops in the finish.
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. I was expecting an ESB when I opened this. I was glad it wasn’t. Brownish reddish pour with decent head. Malty sweet aromas. Roasted coffee, nutty too. Flavors were similar with some vanilla and earth in to make it interesting. I liked it more than I thought I would.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown pour, medium almond head that stays. Aroma is toffee. Flavor is toffee, chocolate, with the roasted malts and coffee coming through later. Nutty, caramel sweetness with roastiness and smoke in the background and aftertaste. This taste damn good.
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yet another bottle provided by Chris and served in my Ratebeer tulip: Rich ruby brown hue with a nice creamy off-white head and very good lace upon the glass. The aroma has notes of crabapple and elderberry esters, caramel and biscuity malts, EKG hops, and very dusty yeast vapours. Boy the taste is not what I expected at all with an interesting acidic twang and even notes of beets over an earthy layer of peat and wild flowers. There is some caramel and bready characteristics in the middle before the finish displays a chalky and nutty dry tone. The mouth feel is too thin and does nothing to enhance the experience. A beer that starts nice but flames out and never reaches what it could be. Arggh...