fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours brown with a medium light brown head. Aroma and flavor are awesome. Huge bread and nutty malt with really nice yeast character in the finish. This is a home run.
brenn79 (1342) - Idaho, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours dark brown to red with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, syrupy, cherries, somewhat yeasty. The taste is malty, again syrupy cherries, not overbearingly sweet, but still sweet, moderate spices. Body is medium, carbonation is moderately low. Overall It was decent, nothing to write home about, but good.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a darker amber almost brown color. Smaller tannish head that was gone rather quick. Aroma hints of caramel, molasses, brown sugar, and malts. Very malty flavor. Some syrup, brown sugar and other candies. Medium body. Decent beer nothing all that rememberable.
Lemke10 (624) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I got this as part of a mix & match 6pk at Madison East.
Pours a dark brown with an average lasting off-white head. Scent is mostly malts that are toasted and roasted with hints of cocoa. Taste is rich and refreshing. It is full of sweet, malty flavors and a mixture of spices. Great texture and drinkability with a sweet cocoa after taste. Very well made and very impressive for being a home brew winner.
Suttree (4745) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish Black. Actually, I guess blackish red makes more sense. Thin ring of foam. Smells molasses-like. Taste is very malty, a good deal of molasses, and a subtle rum note.
kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(tasting at Des Peres Schnucks) light brown with off white head. Sweetish malt aroma. Flavor is bready/caramel malt
esjaygee (3859) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper with a thin tan foamy head. Aroma of dough, toffee, noble hops, sweet caramel and brown sugar. Taste is a bit metallic with dough, yeast and semi-sweet malt. Thin and a tad bland.
SanfordBrewer (1371) - Sanford, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
great translucent mahogany with a thin beige head. slightly syrupy full body with high carbonation.
aroma: rich bready munich malt, slightly sour minerality, and faint herbal hops.
taste: sour minerality, fat bread-crust malt, caramel, and faint peppery herbal hops.
BobbyAnalog (289) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty, earthy flavors. Perhaps some notes of toasted almonds and hearty wheat bread. Some slight bitterness, but mostly a toasty mouthfeel. Average stuff.
rader58 (743) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. pours a clear brown with reddish hues. Aroma of toasted grain, toffee, grass and raisin. flavor is toffee, peat, roasted grain. A solid dunkel.