Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On cask at Columbia Firehouse. Served in a 3 Lions Pint Glass.
Pour yields a dark brown brew that’s not at all transparent. Thin tan head with a bit of lacing. The nose brings some semi-sweet malt as well as a bit of caramel, brown sugar, and some dry earth. Almost woody. The taste is along similar lines with a bit of sweetness coming through from the malt, but then the backend is comprised of an earthy, woody presence that is oddly bitter and presents itself as almost tannic in nature. Drinkability suffers a bit because of this, though overall it wasn’t bad.
Serving type: cask
Reviewed on: 02-17-2011
Aurelius (4963) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Candied, dark malty, acidic, moderately sweet. Finishes bitter and slightly salty. Some woodiness, some soapiness. Slightly chalky finish, which is bitter, but still acidic. Aroma was faint. Good but a bit off balance somehow. Dull chocolate in the finish.
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Thick lasting head on dark amber. Quiet scent. Flavour is strong alcohol, sweet malt and strongish hops. Alcohol and sweet toffee finish.
sonnycheeba (4874) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours nutty brown with thin, creamy off-white head; decent retention and some lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, almonds, floral hops, figs, and light earthy notes. Flavor is malt forward with some supporting dark fruit esters and faint hops; dry, semi-sweet finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
snoworsummer (4388) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
With Tim. On tap at Pratt Street Ale House. Strong flavor, obviously English style. Nice color, very little head. OK.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2012
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
hazy red-brown, thin cream head, moderate lacing. Vine nose, green and woody, light bubblegum. Flavor show chocolate, spice, tomato, emerging into extreme burnt sugar finish with sweet marshmallow finish.
reggiedunlop (3633) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark amber with a medium lt tan head. Aroma has a cheap roasty/nuttiness and a hint of burnt toffee. Flavor follows suit but steps up the toffee and adds that earthy bitterness for balance...slight booziness...muddled. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a dry earthy/burnt toffee finish.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark amber body with a small creamy off-white head. The nose is lightly sweet and vinous with caramel and plum. The flavor is lightly sweet with spicy herbal hops, raisins and brown sugar. Medium/full body is soft with moderate carbonation and a warm finish.
keepersj12 (3051) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very well done. Nice dark amber with a good head. Aroma of malt, hops, maybe some nuttiness in there. Flavor is sweet malt with a nice hop balance. Dry finish.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown-orange, white head. Aroma is caramel, toast. Taste is toast, bitter, woody, caramel.