blipp (6619) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Caramel malts, light nutty notes, and a hint of earthy hops. Not bad.
RobertDale (3999) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and spice. Taste is malt, caramel, spice, some chocolate, and some coffee. Nice.
RedSox2004 (1396) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany red with a light tan frothy head and moderate lace. Aromas of ripe fruit, roasted malt and a touch of butterscotch. Taste is that of roasted, light chocolate and ripe fruit up front, then a slight hop bitterness, more of the butterscotch, a hint of smoke/charcoal and a warming alcohol presence. Full body, lively carbonation, pillowy soft and smooth mouthfees, and caramel and lingering hop bitterness in the finish.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A cola colored body with a tan head that had mild retention. Aroma was mostly caramel malts, there was a slight bread note to it. Some herbal hops. Flavor was similar. Carbonation seemed a little high to me, other wise it was a good beer.
Jrwhitney6 (349) - - FEB 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer of month club. Pours cola color with white head that quickly disappears. Nose is very malty. Taste is also ver malty, with some black licorice. A chewy beer. Good.
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chicagobears (430) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dense brown with beige head. Malty aroma of dark fruits and toffee.
Flavors of toffee, raisins, and powdered chocolate. FInishes dry and bitter.
Thebullshornbar (74) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer has a traditional English character with a malty backbone supporting notes of toffee, dried fruits, and leather. It finishes dry with a mustiness from the English hops that makes the beer well balanced and easy to drink.
bhensonb (12023) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Knightly in Orlando, FL. Pours dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma is sort of cola. Flavor is a little chocolate, some light toast/burnt malt, and likely a bi of coffee. Ok, but not strong in flavors.
mikeyo1 (360) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottel @ home, aged 2 years. Pours clear dark red/brown, some lacing from the beige head. Nose is sweet and somewhat vinous. Licorice, herbs, and lots of dark friuts mostly raisins. Restrained chocolate and roasted malt. Quite tiny mouth feel. Taste is sweet, brown sugar like plus citrus-sour and herbal with hints of red berries, chocolate and dates. Dry sour finish.
radarsock (1101) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
$6.99 for the 650mL bottle purchased from Top Shelf Brews Friday evening. To oversized snifter, it pours a reddish-tinted dark brown with an off-beige, sudsy head barely even a fingernail in length. Aromas of caramel, tangerine zest, vanilla extract,and alcohol. Tastes weirdly of those little caramel squares with which raisins, and grape juice has been added. Incredibly bizarre. By swallow, it’s hinting at earthy hops and burnt brown sugar. Seriously, what the hell is this? I had low expectations buying the bottle, but this is just too odd to finish. A good 90% of Shipyard’s inventory is crap.