czar (3253) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at brewpub. clear brown, red tint, light beige head, some retention/lacing. nose of freshly harvested hops, dark malts. taste of cereals, nice roasted malts, some smoke, hint of maple sweetness. soft carbonation, medium body.
alobar (2509) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown color with a thin head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, and dark fruit. Flavor has caramel, dark fruit and a bit of nuts. The best of the sampler I had there.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Draft @ Nectars] Red brown color with a small, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel malts, nuts, some toast, and light alcohol. Taste of cherries, raisins, wood, caramel, dried fruits, and a dry finish.
TomDecapolis (4332) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Nectars. Pours s deep brown with amber notes and a smaller bubbly creamy off white lacing head. Aroma of toasted malt, dark fruits and nuts. Flavor if dark fruits, tobacco, nuts, toasted malt and toffee.
philvil (170) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is a legend in Stowe, one of the best ski resort towns in New England, and rightfully so. Dark, sweet and complex in flavor, this is the perfect high-alcohol brew to enjoy after a long day of snow shredding. Some of the flavors don’t quite work, but you really can’t go wrong with this.
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 16, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at a wedding in Fairfield, VT. Pours a dark brown color with no head. Nose is nutty and malty with a bit of sweetness. Palate is smooth, creamy. Flavors of light nuts and some malty overtones.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - FEB 5, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at brewpub. Very mild aroma, some malt. Copper amber body, small off-white head. Flavor is a little spicy, unpleasantly sour, with some malt and hops. A bit of bitter in the finish.
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Pours a murky brown color with a small off white head. English malt lingers in the aroma, sugar characteristics, plum and fig. Initial taste of spices, dark fruit, caramel and malt sweetness. Mid palate to finish is lightly hoppy and mildly balanced. Head retention and palate are average. Light to medium body. Interesting but not their highlight.
puboflyons (1677) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Arvard’s Grille and Pub in Waterbury, Vermont. Pours a dark mahogany-brown with decent beige head and a good amount of lacing. The head fades after 3-4 minutes but the lacing stays with the entire session. Aroma of malts and cocoa. Medium mouth feel. Flavor seems like a mix of hops, buts, and raisins. Dry finish. Decent overall.
Beerdedone (2394) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at brewpub. Pours brown in color with no head. Aroma of malts, coffee, earthy hops, and a hint of caramel. Flavor is toasted malts, light chocolate, mild caramel, and a touch of toffee with a light to medium body. Different