drowland (7881) - Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
3/9/11. 12oz bottle. Muddy, nut brown pour with a nutty brown head that muds away. Light nutty aroma that is slightly mud-dled. Nutty flavor that seems a bit metallic and dirty... but it’s wet, so I guess that’s... mud?
after4ever (7541) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft at woodinville. pours a crystal clear very dark brown. loose, creamy, short lived tan head. light lace. mild nutty, earthy nose. creamy medium body with soft carb. mild earthy finish.
Ernest (7286) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a note of plum.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Simple but ok in the nose. A tad clunky and dirty in the mouth. Boring and forgettable.
PorterPounder (7247) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Supermarket - Centerville Rd.- 12 oz bottle. Pours a nice dark coper-amber with an initial frothy off-white head that leaves a nice ring around the glass. Aroma is pretty much neutral with just a hint of nuts if you try really hard. Flavor is mild, but pleasant, some nuttiness, a hint of chocolate and just a slight hint of bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick enough with a bit of creaminess. Decent.
radagast83 (7148) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a slightly clear, but mostly dark brown color with a nice small off-white head. Aroma was caramel notes, some nut notes, sweet character along with a touch of bitter chocolates. Flavor was roasted malts, caramel character, nutty. Very mild, some light, bitter roasted notes. Found it more enjoyable than expected.
Radek Kliber (7117) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 10, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma dark caramel, honey, light clean hop on top. Sweet sided yet not cloying. Slight fruity notes at finish. 7-
Appearance dark amber with hints of brown. Lighter tanned top.
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied. Malty, soft textured base. Sweet with slight nutty character, faint touch of chocolate. Fruity fig like finish. Fine but overall bit too sweet even for my taste.
Sledutah (6975) - Utah, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz stubby bottle picked up at The Grapevine
Pours clear dark brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel and nutty. Flavors of caramel, toasted malts, chocolate and nutty
A decent brown ale.
AmEricanbrew (6727) - Same Trailer, Different Park, 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--
Strykzone (6645) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sent my way from Hayduke with whom it was shared via Facebook chat. This is dark mahogany with a nice creamy light tan colored head that lasts nicely. Nose does not jump out but offers chocolate and raisins. A nice creamy feel. Flavor is chocolate, roasted notes, dark fruit, and very mild spice. The finish is gentle fruit. Occasionally some hop bitterness shows up and occasionally the hops were lighter fruit. This is one that I could drink plenty of. Nice sweetness with all of that malt and they hops add interesting aspects.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6643) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with a medium sized foamy tan head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was dryish and malty with light molasses, chalk, cherry and nut. The flavor was tart and malty with notes of nut, cherry caramel and a touch of licorice. The finish was long, tangy, fruity and nutty with some lingering bread. Medium body. Solid.