Travlr (21443) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the source. Hazy amber brown color. Aroma of nutty caramel on toast. Taste is lightly burnt caramel.
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Portland branch. Pours clear brown with a tight, creamy tan head. The nose has lightly burnt toast and dry cocoa. Light sweet flavor with moderate earthy bitterness, some more cocoa, burnt leaves, dry toasted brown bread. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Light earthy bitter finish, a bit more cocoa, toast. Totally fine.
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown; nutty, toffeeish aroma. Sweetish palate with decent malt development. Toasty, toasty, toasty.
MiP (15272) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught, 4.8% at the brewpub. Subtle but good roasted aroma. Very dark brown colour. Small tan head. The flavour is also roasted, a bit like the aroma, but slightly watery. Still nice, though.
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft, S.Portland) Tan head with nice lacing, atop clear mahogany body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some nut. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, some pine/earthy. Light-medium body.
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@CBC–22oz bottle-pours a light tan ring for a head and brown color. Aroma is roasty, sweet dark malt-chocolate/toffee, some earthy. Taste is roasty, sweet dark malt-chocolate/toffee, equal earthy/spice hops which the malt doesn’t quite hold up.
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma chocolate and toast malt, dats and figs with earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market, Darien. Pours a clear brown color with a large frothy brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of nutty, chocolate malts and faint hops. The taste is caramel malts and citrus hops. Medium bodied.
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Passable brown, quite malty, nutty, still with some hops. Downtown Marriott location.Lacey brown.
jercraigs (9849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown body, moderate khaki head. (3+) Malty, dark fruit and something else in the aroma, but muted. Malty flavour with very small acidic smokey notes that are barely there, but still manage to ruin it for me. Average palate. Not terrible if you like that sort of thing. I did not.