Bulk_Carrier (3409) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a slim finger’s worth of white to off white foamy head that dissipated pretty quickly.
The smell starts off with sweet milk and dark chocolate and a light coffee to balance underneath slightly.
The taste was mainly sweet through the milk and dark chocolate. A light sweet sticky chocolate aftertaste runs into a sticky sweet cocoa finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation seemed to be barely there - I’m thinking the bottle was a bit old, eh, no worries.
Overall, I’d say that this was a pretty good American Strong Ale that I would have again.
nasmith003 (207) - Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty aroma with hints of bourbon. Amber color. Strong malt backbone only slightly cut by the hops. Finishes with a malt aftertaste.
Luvystypotables (1461) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma if malt, barley and sour mash, pours a cloudy cooper color with a short lasting tan well lacedhead. Taste of malt and bourbon slightly sweet with a malt finish.
mike5326 (1503) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Light brown color, small off white head, large amounts of sediment. Sugar and malt aroma. Medium body with a sweet malt flavor and a medium finish.
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vtafro (6057) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Backlog) Bottle. Amber copper pour with no head. A very amped up amber ale, some normal malt and some off tones including metallic.
Ron (3417) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle that I had in my beer cellar for 2 years. Poured dark amber with a small off-white head, no lace.. The malt aroma was caramel with light hops. The body was medium texture and creamy, with soft carbonation. There was a sweet flavor that I couldn’t quite place, but there was a very nice balance between the malts and hops. The alcohol was partly hidden by the malt. Very warming.
AmericanHobo (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice copper ale that has a bold, complex malty taste. A bit chewy but would never guess its 12%
Beerdedone (3162) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours caramel brown with a average tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, fruit vanilla and raisins. Flavor was sweet and boozy with caramel, fruit, raisins, toffee, alcohol and had a hint of chocolate with a warming alcoholic finish.
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep amber color with very minimal head which dissipates quickly. Aroma of dark fruit and caramel that is very sweet with noticeable alcohol. Very malty, caramel and hints of raisin type flavor. Alcohol taste is strong. Mild hop bitterness. Sticky syrupy mouthfeel with a medium body and light carbonation.
SrSilliGose (3327) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to adamjackson! big sweet rumcake. sweet raisin and plummy booze dough. port. pleasant fruit character. better than expected. plummy twangy fruit and booze. touch metallic. okay. becomes quite sweet and boozy as it warms. warming at least.