BeerandBlues2 (10691) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with an average, frothy tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, cookie, toffee, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates, brown sugar, and figs. Flavor is heavy malt (caramel, cookie, toffee, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates, brown sugar, and figs. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a dry finish.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Sample Date: 2/17/2009 Source:Other) Grainy caramel almost a prune like maltyness with little hop aroma. Clear amber-light brown with fluffy white head. Caramel and dark sugar dominate flavor with some dry oxidized notes. Medium body and mouthfeel. Finish is dry with a earthy bitterness.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle from the brewery. Pours a clear reddish brown color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is caramel and green apple. Taste is nutty toasted malts with muted vegetal hops. Medium bodied. This one is fairly bland.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Queen City on 02/17/2009. Clear copper amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet caramel and floral hop aroma. Very sweet caramel and sugary flavor with some light apple and floral hops. Medium body with moderately low carbonation.
decaturstevo (5408) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very light caramel aroma from this deep brown pour with tight bubbly head. A hint of sourness, sweet malt, and an odd bitter finish. A bit aggressive on the carbonation and a tad thin.
jackl (5605) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg @ QC. Deep red small head. The nose is toffee, brown bread. Little else. Pretty weak aromas. The taste is cola, prunes, nuts. Caramel. Sort of thin and one -dimensional. Light body, soft carb. Overall, forgettable.