womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown in color with a khaki head. Nose is somewhat sweet and nutty. Decent toast and cocoa aromas, some roast, toffee, and a light earthiness. Hints of fruit esters, too. The flavor is okay. Some roasted malt, toast, bread, and light toffee sweetness. Mild coffee, chocolate, and very light fruit notes. A bit of earthy hop flavor and bitterness.
mrmartin (560) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown pour with thin head. Mild easy to drink. Faint nose. Nutty notes, light body. Inoffensive but nothing to write home about.
dbarnold (1073) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the brewery...i thought it was pretty decent. Nice roasty nutty flavor that lingers and has a good bit of hop. More refreshing that I would have guessed, nice overall balance.
Ober (2765) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear dark brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of dark roasted malt with fruits and a little hop. The taste of dark fruits, some roasted malt and notes of hop. The aftertaste is some sweet with bitter notes.
VsXsV (1223) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Port Brewing/Lost Abbey. Hazy, deep chestnut/brown liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of biscuit, earth, dark chocolate, smoke and light caramel. Taste is dry and light bitter with notes of biscuit, caramel and earth. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
jredmond (4023) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft with Linh at the brewery. Pours a deep reddish brown body with nice town lacing. Aroma is sweet malts, light fruit and nuts. Mouthfeel is light and creamy with notes of fruity malts, light brown sugar and nut.
egajdzis (4896) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lightly hazy dark brown color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, some toast, and also burnt notes. Taste of caramel malts, toffee, toast, and lightly dry / yeasty.
JorisPPattyn (7308) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught; served as Dawn Patrol Dark Mild Small light-brown head over dark cola-coloured beer. Chocolate, chocolatemalt, pine pulp, cacaopowder; very layered-complex nose for such a low ABV beer. Sweet, milkchocolate, touch of alcohol (!?), less complex than the nose. Maybe a bit young sample. Medium bodied, slick to a bit oily, maybe again the youngness. Good mild, excellent nose.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery. Nice Enlgish brown with a toasty, lightly chocolatey malt flavor, modest hops, dry finish, and very high drinkability. Just a nicely sessionable and malt-focused ale. I was surprised at the dark malt flavor present, considering that this is the base for Red Poppy. Good pint.
nightrider (751) - encinitas, California, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery for a taste of this base beer. Light brown in color with some tan head. Light to medium bodied beer. Flavors are simple with roasted malt and just a touch of background hops. Not bad and seems like a good neutral profile for a base.