DrnkMcDermott (2972) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2004 Bottled, rated from 2001 notes. I had this at Rod's Steak House in Williams, AZ on our Rt. 66 trip. It impressed me as having a very complex earthy and chocolate palate which overcame an initial grassy note. It was a good choice for a local beer to match with Rod's steak.
Tstamba (665) - Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster. Nice mahogany color with tan head. Roasted maltiness some slight tiger sweetness on the finish...
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 11.14.15 ]
translucent cherry-amber, no head. Tea and cinnamon sugar nose, watery otherwise. Thin tea front palate, plenty of brown sugar, thin sticky under-attenuation, caramel and cardboard through the thin end.
beerbaaron (1865) - Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby light brown. Big fluffy beige head. Cocoa. Toast. Nutty. Berries. Bigger light body. A bit of roast. A hint of sweetness. No bitterness. A fine classic brown ale, but its a style in desperate need of some innovation.
radagast83 (6647) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the November 2015 DC Gathering. Poured a brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light caramel notes, some nutty notes. Flavor had toffee, roasted notes, caramel. Nutty. Pretty tasty.
nimbleprop (6865) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle pours a murky brown with some foamy, white head. Nose has almond skin, bread, malt, light brown sugar. Flavor is sweet, brown sugar, malt. Mild and chalky finish.
GenDV138 (5077) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the DC Gathering. Thanks DCLawyer! Dark brownish with beige head. Aromas of caramel, roast, light oats. Tastes of roast, caramel, toffee, malt. Medium body with a dry finish.
Travlr (19434) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Dark slightly hazy brown color, big beige coca cola head. Aroma of metallic brownies. Taste is herbal brownies.
djd07 (7872) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Black Hole Brewing. Pours a dark amber with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is nuts and caramel. Medium mouth, nuts, sweet, metallic finish, decent.
Niko100 (2529) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted caramel malt, & some spice; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, nuts, caramel, and some weird spice; Finish is slightly bitter; Just ok.
Tmoney99 (12986) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Poured a clear brown color with an average creamy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt, nuts and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.