igneous1 (1486) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 17, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
crystal clear copper color, more "blotting" than actual lacing. nose is of caramel malts and a bit of clove and other baking spices. there is also a slight hint of banana. flavor is very thin, with a completely muted hoppiness and little malt character. aroma exhibited much greater promise than did the flavor. certainly not one i’d seek out again.
huffmanjr (5) - Dunbar, West Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2010 does not count
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
"This beer disappoint me very much it had a sour smell and taste. It poured a dark reddish color with a thin head. Aftertaste was a bit on the bitter side like a IPA."
zer0crew (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a translucent brown with some ruby around the edges. Aroma is weak, but mostly of carmel malts. Flavor is full of carmel malts, hops and some spices. Has some dark toasted malt notes on the finish that seem to linger. Not bad, but the brew just doesn’t really "speak to me".
bpreo (1376) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s hard to not like a beer, you know? I find myself rating everything so high. It’s like rating Beatles songs, it’s hard to find anything bad.
troyc (2014) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Bottle] Pours a light shade of brown with a small light tan head. Dark malts, some alcohol and molasses aroma. The taste is of maple, plum, apple, sweet yeast notes and an odd mix of citrus and grassy hops. The mouthfeel is pretty thin, which magnifies the somewhat odd tastes in here. Seems like a rather muddled set of aging ingredients. Too unbalanced and thin to be enjoyable.
DocLock (7415) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at CAH. Pours deep copper w 2f off tan head. Nose is caramel malt, hops, brown sugary funk. Tastes malty, rich, with some spice, hops, slight rye, and a rich maltiness throughout.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a brown with red highlights, and a thin brown tinted head. I could detect phenols, not much else in the aroma. Sweet flavor, maybe nutmeg. Medium-light body. Just ok.
Baumgartner (122) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured to glass. Licorice notes, dark in color, smells almost like a barley wine, from darker malts. Thin off white head. Smooth and dry on the palate with a strong malty backbone. Brilliant clear, deep ruby color. Not sure if spiced, very well balance. Thin malty rim of head remains but soft carbonation.
jebert (455) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful cooper red with a huge tan head and lots of cascading bubbles. Aroma is sweet molasses with of hint of hops. Taste is sweet, malty with a nip of molasses and a suggestion of maple syrup. Nice mouthfeel. Finishes sweet not dry or hoppy. A very warm and inviting beer. Best enjoyed as a meal unto itself but can be paired with beer nuts or as an accompaniment to a bowl or Irish stew.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby pour, thin skiff of beige head, spotty lacing. Aroma of prunes and smoke. Deep figgy malt profile, with some malt syrup sweetness and a dark toffee touch bordering on burnt sugar. Medium body on the palate in spite of the full bodied taste. Overall, this will do quite nicely.