Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of nuplastikk, thanks! Very dark brown color, thin beige head, decent lacing. Aroma of chocolate biscuit. Taste is similar.
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish in color with an off-white head. Sweet malt with molasses and toffee notes being the strongest. A touch of earthiness, and a nice toasted note. The flavor has a great molasses flavor with a little earthy and spicy character to it. Plenty of bread and toast, too. I enjoyed this one.
bhensonb (12962) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours clear cola with a 2 finger foamy beige head. The aroma is quite roasty - but like a toasted bread thing. Body is at least medium. Flavor is nutty/malty with noble hop indications. It’s a little bready, but not so much as to be yeasty. Call it balanced. Call it tasty. Finishes towards darkly bready - but with a little less sugar it could be finishing towards an abbey dubbel. It’s really good.
Tmoney99 (12415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average to large frothy light brown head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Medium toasted malty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium dark sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of average duration. This beer met my expectations.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of nuts, grain, caramel, earth, and cocoa. Flavor toasted grain, caramel, cocoa, and nuts.
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose/taste of toasted grains, roast malt, caramel, light spices and nutty breads. Creamy mouth feel. Medium body.
Ratman197 (11778) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aroma of carmel, toasted malt, yeast, cocoa and light roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, light roastiness and light yeast with a smooth lingering malty finish.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @GABF-pours amber with a light tan head. Aroma is soft caramel-medium malt. Taste is caramel-medium malt, some spice hops.
Drake (11156) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with a large tan creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of bready malts, caramel, raisin spice and an herbal finish. The taste is toasted malts, roast, raisins and a mild hop finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation and quite drinkable. Nice.
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a large, frothy off-white to light tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is caramel, toast, and nutty malt with hints of dates, some earthy and woody hops. Flavor is malt dominant, light to medium sweetness, notes of dates and cooked pears, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.