heemer77 (5235) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep rusty brown copper body with a light yellowish khaki head. The aroma was rich caramel and iced tea. There was also a strong peach note. The taste is iced tea and toffee. Deep with woody notes and tobacco. This is malt and alcohol bomb for me. The burnt sugar character just got worse and worse throughout the glass.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I wasn’t overly impressed with this beer. It did have a smooth flavor and a nice warming effect. It’s a nice drink for a cold winter night.
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep mahogany with a nice foamy head. Nose is of nothing but a very sweet malt. Very mallty with a large amount of nuttiness. It does have a mild burntness to it. Almost a brown sugar molasses type of sweetness with a littel bitterness at the end Overall not much to this.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep amber brown with a creamy, light tan head. The head lingers leaving behind okay lacing. Notes of caramel, boozy fruit, and a little earth in the nose. Low carbonation with a sticky mouthfeel. Sweet, boozy taste, with hints of roasted malt, bread, and caramel. A cloying, sticky sweetness remains for awhile. The booze isn’t well hidden and there is a lot of sweetness. Best reserved for after dinner.
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Garnet-brown body with scant tan head. Aroma is hot, sweet, with some caramel and rum, but not particularly appealing. Palate is pretty sticky and thin. Tastes better than it smells. The bready malts come out but are easily overshadowed by booze and sugary sweetness. Was expecting much better.
Oakes (14671) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful bright mahogany. Not much head. Syrupy and vaguely nutty aroma. Sweet and simplistic, with only hints of brown bread buried under a relatively caramelly body. Probably a bit too sticky for me.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 4, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had from 12oz bottle. Pours dark brown with slight tan head and good lacing. Aroma is heavy smoked malts, some coffee, and alcohol. Taste is alcohol, lots of malts, and a nice hop bite at the finish. A bit disappointing, had expected something a bit more complex and less medicinal.
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours haxy brown, thin white head. Not much of an aroma, thick sweet malt on the tongue. Oddly put together version of the style, same as the stout.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 14, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear, coppery-amber with a one-finger tall, off-white head. Spotty flecks of lacing. The initial aroma is coconut and malt. As it opens up I get some toast and some light perfumy notes. Maybe some strawberry? Weird. Flavor has a medicinal, cough syrup quality to it. Light caramel too. Mouthfeel was thin yet oily and somehow it finished super dry. This thing was a mess.
pistolpete (203) - USA - MAY 21, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle...nice pour dark brown pour... super sweet and a little too much in that area.... the whole series seems a little too sweet.... dissapointing