Mora2000 (5931) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy brown pour with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and dark fruit. The flavor is similar. I get a bit of chalky chocolate notes, as well as some grass, grapes and toasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Livendadream (155) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours reddish brown color with fluffy creamy tan head Nice lacing on glass head that hangs around for awhile. Smells earthy with subtle baking chocolate and coffee aroma lingering around. As it warms up toffee smell is present. Tastes sweet and smooth. Medium body that coats the tongue. Good carbonation. Small hop flavor at the end. Decent session beer that is easy drinking. Definitely gets better as it warms up.
Cybercat (4029) - Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Comes out of the tap a nice clear mahogany with a thick, if not persistent, light tan head. Malty aroma has caramel and woody hints. Roast malt flavor has nutty, caramel and subtle hoppy tones in attendance. Firm body is fairly tingly and lively. A good way to welcome spring.
jcnielsen (2585) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a light-medium brown color with white head. Nutty, malty, light chocolate aromas. Chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, nutty, light vanilla flavors. Nice, easy drinking brown ale.
edgallow (2801) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma is caramel malts and a hint of pine. Taste is nutty and malty.
BigHoss (171) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
From a 12oz bottle, poured red brown color with a med light brown head. I smell caramel, chocolate and some light coffee. I taste all of the same with some dark fruits. Great drinking Ale.
RobertDale (4266) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Hopfest 2013. Comes reddish brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and chocolate. Taste is caramel malt, chocolate, fruit, and a touch of hops. Light and easy to drink.
TATE (369) - Lubec, Maine, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber color with thin tan head. Nice lacing. Not much aroma. The sweetness from the malt comes through. A touch of nuttiness and then a dry finish with just a hint of hops. There’s not much special about this one and the flavor is a bit muted. Its easy drinking along the lines of Newcastle.
wlajwl (4617) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is caramel malts, toffee and mild nuttiness. The flavor is caramel malts, light toffee, mild nuttiness and a medium sweet finish.
JDBaker11058 (1538) - Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: clear cola brown, with russet highlights, a quickly fading fizzy light beige head, and minimal lacing. Aroma: lightly toasted malts, caramel, graham cracker, with a hint of leather and wood. Taste: a bit nutty, rather sweet, with surprisingly crisp, almost lagery toast character accentuated by light molasses and cola. Finish: clean, crisp, and slightly sweet, with lingering toast and light nutty character. Notes: There is minimal hop presence to this beer, and it’s very light in body. Nevertheless, the sweet, restrained toasty and nutty malt notes were enjoyable.