jgb9348 (4488) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich deep hazy brown and copper coloured body with a thick, two centimetre tall deep tan and light brown head. Aroma of rich caramel, alcohol, hazlenuts, pecans, earth, peat and quite a bit of fruit sweetness. Medium to Full-bodied; Rich malty flavour with a good caramel profile, some nuts and earth and a hint of herbal spices with some allspice and nutmeg thrown in. Aftertaste shows some rich pit fruit sweetness and an alcohol vibe, but not in an overwhelming way - just noticeable. Overall,a solid beer that was better that I was expecting, and not a bad drink for a chilly evening. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased at Whole Foods (Foggy Bottom) in Washington, DC on 25-October-2013 for US$1.99 sampled at home here in Washington on 16-December-2013.
boxofrane (1872) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at beer fest. Pours hazy reddish brown with a medium sized white head. The aroma has sugar and some fruity notes. The taste is sweet, sugar, and some plums and raisin.
Mep3222 (313) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells of malt, some roasted with a bit of a coffee smell in there as well. Taste is malty with a bitter middle and a sweet finish. Has a bit of a sloppy palate, reminiscent of a home brew made with malt extract. Light carbonation. Pretty full flavored. Overall a good beer. Wouldn't buy for home but would have after a day of snowboarding.
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Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Hazy maroon color, medium off white head. Aroma of toffee. Taste is caramel malt, coffee. Plain.
ModeEngage (143) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours opaque brown with amber highlights. Decent head retention. Easy drinking with a complex, malty mouthfeel. Finishes clean. Good brew.
N3lson1 (118) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Decent beer, complex malt flavor, pours dark brown in color. Worth a try. Decent looking head.
gsmitty80 (1741) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not that high of expectations but i gave it a go. Good alcohol content and pretty drinkable for 7.4 but it was very malty and basic with a pretty bland flavor profile.
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly. Aroma is faint with sweet malts, honey and some light piney hops. The taste starts with sweet caramel, honey and fruit. The malt character is a bit thin. The hops presence is mild but brings some balance towards the finish. Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation.
keepersj12 (2560) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent for the style. Pours a murky brown with a very thin head. The aroma is malty sweet with caramel and some biscuit. The flavor has the caramel sweetness but has a nice balance.
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deekyn (1037) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- pours a clear rich red with an off white head that disappears very quickly. Virtually zero lacing. S- some wood, wood stain, grass, earth, vegetables, coffee grounds, malts. Faint lime juice. M- mild to medium body with medium carbonation and a sweet, tacky and slightly acidic palate. T- earthy and vegetal to start, followed by malts, lime juice. Ending is bitter and slightly tart with some mats, muddled citrus, rose hips, wood and grass. Some general "brown" throughout.