fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - MAR 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A hazy red beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is nutty, alcohol, and wood. The flavor is vanilla, wood, and sweet malt.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: mixed flavors in the aroma. Color was good but i was surprised at the dry finish.
tfontana (607) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2016 Bottle from Signal Variety, Plaistow, NH. Aroma is caramel malty with a little bit of yeasty dough. Appearance is beautiful clear amber red with small white head and minimal lacing. Taste is moderately sweet with lots of caramel and liquor aftertaste. Palate is medium bodied with thick texture and average carbonation. Touches off reactions in the back of the mouth like tannins in wine. Finish is moderate. Overall, a nice looking beer with a good mouth feel. Not the most interesting aroma and taste in the world but highly drinkable and enjoyable for other traits.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with almost no head. Nose is malt laden. Flavor is malt dominated with almost no hops. Sweet, but still the malts make you take notice. Very lightly carbonated. A bitter finish completes the taste. A bomber with the leftover brew still in the refrigerator. I’m not sure if I really want to revisit this one
kopher (593) - New York, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma is a bit odd, strong sweet somewhat artificial raisin syrup with banana, biscuits, and burnt sugar. flavor is sweet but dry. there’s a lot in here but it just seems a bit off. it’s really very dry and slightly astringent with a long burnt sugar finish and bitter hops.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. Caramel, molasses and oat scent. Deep mahogany brown pour with a foamy thick head. Medium, silky feel. Toffee/caramel flavor to buttery toast with a touch of dark chocolate. Not bad at all.
rollinsr (552) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUL 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich amber with barely any head at all to speak of. Aroma is very sweet and nutty with some raisin and prune notes dominating, also some hints of toffee. There is also a bit of smoked peat character to the aroma. The flavor of this beer again is very sweet with dark fruits and the nuttiness tends to stick to back of the palate even after the carbonation has subsided. Beer tastes worse as it warms up so beware.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 22, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very cool ringwood-made beer, featuring that ’mushroomy’ taste that yeast-strain produces. It won’t make you wet your pants with glee, but this just a nifty craft brew.
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours ruby brown with off-white head and foamy lacing. Floral and cereal notes. Well balanced taste with a nutty aftertaste.
Pershing (517) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark amber into a nonic pint glass with a thin tan head dissolves slowly. Aroma of sweet malt and some yeast. The initial drink is a bit sweet from the malt but towards the middle it starts to taste a little dry. Spicy taste with a little hop bitterness on the edges. Lingering finish. Not bad for a buck 50.