PhillyCraft (3222) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is a deep amber, sporadic lacing. Aromas of cherry, smoked peat, barley, roast, chocolste, cream. Decent scotch ale. Heat coming through. I think it was too boozey for its own good.
Peacehammer (621) - California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very dark pour with minimal tab head. Roasted earthy aroma of dark grain. Very smooth all the way down, with a lot Of roasted malt and earthy characters
SDalkoholic (2146) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap@ Toronado SD: Poured a dense dark brown colorwith a thin layer of foam head. The aroma was subtle with only a touch of toasty malts. The flavor was toasty with a taste of assorted nuts and sweet base of malts that feels like this has a harsh finish and reminds me more of an Imperial red ale than a brown.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Haymarket, pours dark ruby with creamy tan head nose toasted
nuts, chocolate. Flavors are chocolately, sweet plum rasisin, toasted
nuts, creamy feel, long sweet and dry finish.
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ap. black tea with a thin tan head.
Aro. Walnuts crust. Sugar.
Taste. Toasty malt,minerals.
Mouth. Full bodied.
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pizza port I-5. On tap at haymarket... Pours a deeper mahogany reddish
cola pour and topped with a creamy frothy tan head... Aroma of caramel
Medium roast. On the sweeter side but ok...Big roasty character,
almost coffee like, sweet overall with a decent body to go along side
it. Like it but may come off as a bittoo sweet.
swoopjones (5889) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Haymarkets PP tap takeover, amped up brown ale, Usually this hopped up browns I dont care for but this was solid. 9.7 was quite evident, huge roastiness, touch of chocolate malt, boozy. Damn good brown/strong ale
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Haymarket’s PP takeover. Dark red brown with a beige head. Chocolate sweet aroma slightly nutty. Lightly sweet bakers chocolates and nuts. Spritzy carbonation. A little too sweet. 7/4/7/3/15
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown hue. Yeasty chocolatey nose. Plenty of chocolate on the nose, smooth and well rounded.
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft on tap at Haymarket’s Pizza Port Event (Chicago, IL). Pours a Rich deep brown pour, touches of haze, very dark sun tea-esque with a fiery bottom with a big cakey tannish head that dies and laces well as a thick film. Nice. Aromas are deep dark cocoa, molasses, and earthy nuts, tobbacco. Touches of brown sugar, bitter floral hops. Initial is fuller bodied preaching big dark chocolate, molasses, some touches of dark fruit. Some toasty bread, tobacco, and more cocoa. Earthy and sweet with just the right amount of toast, mellow dark bitterness to keep it in check. Really nice beer here that reminds me of an Imperialized version of Matt’s Pullman at Flossmoor. Finish is sticky sweet caramel and molasses, dark cocoa roast and bitter dryness. Really nice beer here by the guys.