blipp (7863) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours brown with an off white head. Toffee sweet malts, light earthy notes, and a bready malty and toffee sweet finish. Not bad.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro... Mostly clear, deep amber ale with a, mid-sized, creamy, eggshell head. Malty, vineous aroma and flavor. A bit sweet and alcoholic. Toffee, vino sherry and a hint of butterscotch. Decently bittered, but the nitro eliminates much of the character of both the nose and taste. Medium to full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and light carbonation. Finishes a little sweet.
scottw86 (1155) - Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Poured a dark brown/amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is grassy with lots of spice. Taste is very spicy with some good caramel flavors. Some citrus with malts and nuts. Too much carbonation. I would have enjoyed this more, but I thought there were too many spices that detracted from the other good flavors.
dnstone (2457) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light aroma. Goldish color with decent head. A run of the mill pale in my consideration.
strongpieman (1644) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Smooth, light brown, medium ale. Very soft carbonation due to cask. Nice drinkable ale.
MadRobin (2691) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On cask at The Ale House Columbia.
Clear, dark mahogany wins thin, creamy tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of booze, butterscotch, licorice, red grapes and a little roasted malt.
Taste of booze, butterscotch, nuts, floral hops, red grapes, licorice and roasted malt. This has a reasonable complex, but not especially pleasant taste.
Full/medium body and low (cask) carbonization.
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Aurelius (4943) - 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.
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was a very good brown ale with a nice complex flavor. Finishs sweet and hoppy.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Wharf Rat: Poured a very dark amber/brown with a small white head, nose of sweet and roasted malts, flavor is light, of roasted nuts and burnt bread, and a light bitter finish.
notalush (5645) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I liked this one at first - up front, there is a nice crispness to the malt profile, and a bright fruitiness from the hops - then, through the middle, it starts to get a bit sweet, with notes of fruit, toffee, treacle - not bad, but getting a little less enjoyable - then, the alcohol comes on very strong, especially in the finish, leaving a lightly medicinal notes - starts strong, but disappoints in the end.