swanmann (656) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2006 This was probably my first declared "favorite" beer. Darker amber. Maybe a bit over carbonated. They have a cask conditioned on tap sometimes. The lower carbonation really opens up the flavors. Wood and smoke, sap even (?) I really like it. Pork or pizza.
airrick2003 (638) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
appearance: very clear copper color with a beige head, the head pours pretty big but settles into a smaller head that retains nicely
aroma: caramel, malty, honey, butter, pretty sweet, grapes even
taste: strong malt throughout, some hop bitterness is in there too, kind of sweet and very smooth
palate: lots of froth which i wasn’t expecting but I like, average carbonation, slight bitter aftertaste
overall: awesome mouthfeel on this one, I’m impressed with the execution of this style (malty), would be a good session beer
wilnatp (631) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stanley’s Beer Fest 10/6, BOTTLE. Light brown/amber pour. Aroma of caramel, bread, and dark fruit. Well balanced.
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed at Old Chicago as part of mini tour. A nice bit of bitter and rather toasty. Works ok but not worth another.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice reddish color with a soft carbonated head. Pine, earthy sharp fruit notes in the aroma. Plethora of flavors, dark fruits, malty, spices almost like eating a fruit cake but better. Soft and dry but somewhat creamy. Finishes tangy and dry with a liitle hop bite. give me more.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet aftertaste, slightly bitter. Not much stands out. I didnt feel warmer after this beer, and frankly, I wouldnt want to be isolated with only a case of this piss.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pour is dark amber with a very thin head. Roasted malts and sweeter notes on the palate. Coffee and chocolate, thick and intense.
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - APR 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The 12 ounce bottle poured a clear, dark reddish brown beverage with a small frothy white head that was mostly diminishing but it managed to leave some lacing on the glass The aroma had a huge hop component with a lesser, but significant malt contingent, nicely balanced. There were contributions of grasses, floral hops, and dark, dried fruit. It reminded me of a barleywine. The body was full with a soft carbonation and a creamy smooth texture. The flavor started out medium sweet with the flavors of sherry and plums. The finish was medium-long with the sweetness lasting throughout and a nice alcohol warmth at the end.
scoth (579) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper-brown, with a medium beige head, good lacing. Smells of apple, vanilla, caramel and a little bit of pine. The malt flavor is more tame than in the aroma suggests, but there is a mild, fruity sweetness at the start. At midpalate, it picks up with some bitter, pine, and alcohol notes. The aftertaste turns into a different, more mellow citrus and pine flavor, a pleasing combination of Mount Hood and Cascade hops that take on noble-hop characteristics. Medium thick, moderately dry body.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle...bottled on 10.13.04 Brazen...tan head, lacing. Malty, nuts, dough, biscuits, chocolate. Alright, but the finish is a bit sharp and biting. Maltiness is there, just wish the hops could have been done better.