Crash (526) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a resist brown with nice head and lacing. My wife said it didnít taste like beer which means it was sweet and had very little after taste. Nice beer for summer or winter.
markwise (4090) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle courtesy of Brass Tap Tampa. Pours a mostly clear brown with an off-white head. Nose is some mild chocolate, lots of nuts, some burned sugar, and some earth. Flavor is very nutty- roasted nuts, some toasted malts, and a hint of dryness in the finish. Light to medium in body, and not bad overall.
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Try this oneÖ youíre gonna like it!! This brew poured up a clear, dark colored body (like cherry Dr. Pepper) with a creamy off-white colored head with good retention and marginal lacing. Aromas of sweet malts, caramel, toffee, dark fruits (prunes). Flavors are of the same but very robust and very well balanced with hints of rum or bourbon off and on. Medium-bodied, well carbonated, with a nice hit of hops for a slightly bitter finish and a lingering aftertaste of dark toffee candy. Definitely an easy drinker!!
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle 6/6/11). Clear brown color. Medium off white head. Moderate caramel aroma. Same flavor. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Slick texture. Soft to moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
J_man (619) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very heavy aroma of dark molasses and sour wood-aged notes. Beautiful medium amber body with a finely laced, persistent off-white head. The molasses follows through in the flavor along with a milk chocolate and light hazelnut flavor, along with a slight smokiness. This is a malty beer but there is some nice dry hop bitterness to balance out the sweetness. Leaves a creamy, chocolaty taste behind with a light charred wood aftertaste on breathing. The combination of flavors donít quite work for me, but overall itís a nice beer.
Just noticed the comments about food pairings in the description and I would definitely try this again with those suggestions. I think the flavors here might really integrate well with the food and make this beer sing.
Lowe1983 (1304) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a copper color with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet with caramel malts and toasted malts. A little chocolate as well but not much else. Sweet aroma that is all malts and just about no hops. Caramel malts dominate with just a hint of chocolate.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours clear deep red-amber with thin tan head. The aroma has some roasted malts mixing with bits of caramel malts, chocolate malts, spicy hops and black licorice. The taste offers up notes of roasted malts, a pulse of sweet dark fruity esters and then rolling into spicy and earthy hops. Into the finish chocolate malts surface and then give way to a mild level of burnt malts off into the after taste.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a thin to a ring light tan head and copper color. Aroma is musty, hint of roasty medium malt. Taste is musty/roasty/nutty/caramel medium malt, secondary spice hops. Towards medium body.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper color/ beige head. Nutty, multi grain bread aromas. medium body. Decent caramel, spicy sweet, nutty flavors--
adnielsen (7562) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home. Burgundy appearance with a light tan head. Toffee, caramel, nutty, toasty, brown malty nose. Toasty, slightly nutty, a touch bitter, brown malty flavor. Not all that exciting of a beer but decent.