Assurbanipaul (40) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dull yet still clear brown with a thick frothy khaki head. Aroma is light, some toasty malt.
Taste is smooth, roasty malt thatís not at all spicy. Dark caramelized flavors, semi-sweet brown malt with some nutty brown sugar but the overall effect is not overly sweet at all. Very, very faint trace of hops in the middle, hints of smoke, maybe some dry dark cocoa. Finish is clean and slightly bitter, no trace of alcohol.
Mouthfeel is light to medium, almost lager-like, which exposes the brewerís well-known preference for lagers. Exists somewhere between a clean brown ale and an old ale. Bottles are better than keg; I could drink this all year round.
CptAmerica (29) - USA - DEC 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
When itís poured it looks like a stout, something like guiness. The head isnít as thick though. Very smooth and tastes very well. You can tell it has been aged in bourbon barrels with the mild after taste. It does not have an over powering alcohol taste at all. Very good beer.
jschmiedekamp (8) - McHenry, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good dark ale on a cold day. Not an everyday drink. Tasted better once the ale set and warmed up a little.
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michaelc1945 (2) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown with a small tan head with allows for a very savory aroma. Best drunk from a glass with a large mouth for better enjoyment of this aleís sweet, malty fragrance. It tastes great and will be my go to winter seasonal in the future.