Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown body with a minimal white head. Caramel malt aroma. Light chocolate taste, some toast with a nice light hop accent. Smooth ending with a bit of chocolate.
argo0 (12924) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle) Medium beige head that mostly dissipates, atop clear chestnut brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some molasses, light toast, chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some toast, light chocolate, nut. Watery light-medium body.
guzzler67 (1647) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown appearance with a medium size, tan head and a fair amount of lacing. Subtle aroma leads off with caramel malts and ends with a faint whiff of chocolate. Toasty, malty taste; some bitterness. Hops were rather muted. Medium-to-light bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel, a fairly thin palate, and a short lived finish.
pablo t (3) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2009 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pured a medium brown with some reddish hues. A thin head with some rapidly fading lacing. Some floral hops and toasted hops in the aroma. Taste included some toasted a little toffeee like drier maltiness finishing off with some hops bitternes. A fuller than medium body with plenty of carbonation. Overall a pleasant English brown with enough character to make you want some more but still within the style.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured to a light brown with thin off-white head that lingered awhile and left little lacing. Nose was a combination of malty nuts and chocolate and the taste represented the same. Motuhfeel was flat and somewhat watery, ut the finish was smooth. I’m going against the grain some on this one, in that I thought it was a decent beer, especially for a beer I had never heard of.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a brownish copper with a small head. Good lacing. Nutty and roasty malt aroma. Taste is nuts, caramel malts and a fruity finish. Thin bodied.
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, #449. Light brown pour with small head. Medium roasted malt aroma. Kind of nutty malt flavor. Decent, but not impressive.
ChainGangGuy (4721) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz. - $4.75 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Clear, brown body with a small, though sustained, white head. Very coating lacing.
Smell: Fairly restrained maltiness smelling only of some vague, nutty brown malts.
Taste: Dry, dark caramel and shelled nuts make up the malts with only a minor sweetness. Small, small hint of scorched grains. Slight, lightly earthy hop bitterness. Dry, crisp, short finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Just a tad watery.
Drinkability: Sure, it’s very drinkable, but I certainly would appreciate a heft to both its body and overall malt character.
nuplastikk (5672) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Brown-amber color with a decent head. Malty, sweet aroma. Medium bodied, the taste dark malt dominated, with a light, crisp hop balance. Sweet, roasty, brown(?), nutty, chocolate aftertaste. A pleasant beer, fresh and sessionable.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2009 Bottle from Total Wine - Midlothian on 04/10/2009. Clear amber brown body with a small off-white head. Sweet nutty and caramel aroma with some pale malt in the background. Sweet nutty and toasty flavor, a very light hint of smoke, and pale malt in the background. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 6/4/7/3/13 - 3.3
Bottle coutesy of Butters on 08/12/2008. Slightly hazy brown body with a medium creamy tan head. Caramel, nuttiness, and light roasted malt aroma. Sweet nutty flavor, light chocolate hints. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 6/4/6/3/11 - 3.0