scooterbub (910) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle. Pours an unclear, dark brown with a decent tan head. Taste is of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, hops, fruit, pine and some earthy flavors, like wood and dirt. Slight dryness and bitterness in the finish. Thin, slightly watery body. Rather enjoyable as it is very easy to drink and quite smooth.
3fourths (8497) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2010 bottle. slightly yeast-heavy ( & egg shells ) note to go with your pine / resin hops and chocolate / roast malt. hearty with a lived-in feel.
williamherbert (1365) - Syracuse, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Earthy malt aroma. Pollen-flowery hop.
Red-brown appearance. Pillowy off-brown head. Very good lacing.
Flavor is a hint of perfume in the hops. Floor cleaner. A decent roasted malt. Flowery hop.
Feels like a fine English ale. An okay pale ale with an earthy malt.
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has a rich frothy head with a deep amber color. The flavor is bitter and roasted; a nice winter warmer
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy amber brown with very little tan-tinged head. Aroma is a mix of hops and brown sugar. Flavor is very earthy hops. Pine flavor coming from the hops. Some mild earthy hay notes. There is a sweetness coming through as well a mix of malts and mild caramel. Body is light with medium carbonation.
arminjewell (8478) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep red with tan head, aroma is a bit hoppy but mostly caramel and malty sweetness. Taste up front is a mild floral hop working into caramel and chocolate malt with a sweet but bitter finish. Very good brew.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear, dark reddish amber with a medium sized, dense, creamy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Faint hoppy aroma with a bit of chocolate. Taste is odd, a hit of dark roasty coffee at the beginning which is then dominated by bitter, dry, leafy hop notes. A bit of dark chocolate too. Medium bodied. Strange beer, and I find I’m liking and disliking it simultaneously.
WisconsinBeer (715) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Muddy Pig. Pours a deep orange red color with a medium head. Flavor is intriguing, combining chocolate roasted malts and mild sweetness with an ipa like finish. This beer seems to have a little bit of everything going on, not bad.
scottw86 (1140) - Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark reddish/brown with a medium sized off-white head. Nuts, caramel, and sweet malts. Taste is smooth and hoppy with a slight creaminess. Grassy notes. Initially sweet and transitioning to a bitter caramel finish. I like this beer almost as much as I like moguls (a lot!)
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draft) Hazy darkish amber pour with a bit less than a finger of light yellowish-biege head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and light hop fruitiness. Mouthfeel smooth although with slight prickliness. Nice amount of heft in the body. Light, webby and fairly sturdy lacing. Flavor of caramel and toffee, lightly toasty with some fruitiness overlaying and a medium bitter bite in the finish. Slightly buttery. ABV quite well-hidden. Nice-looking, pretty tasty beer.