nealblind (74) - USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
had bourbon barrel aged version on tap at Elysian. Slightly translucent brown beer. Aroma of lactic acid, carmel, and whiskey. Smooth! Super malty flavor and woody carmels. a bit too sweet. slightly pleasant lactic tart mouthfeel.
womencantsail (6867) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with a white head. Nose of sweet caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, and toffee. Some butterscotch, vanilla, alcohol, and maybe a light nuttiness. Thereís a lot of malty sweetness to the flavor. Plenty of caramel, toffee, and butterscotch. Notes of vanilla, dark fruit, and chocolate. Toasted nuts, light alcohol, and a nice toast character.
doublebock (449) - California, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown color with light beige color. Faint smoky malt aroma. High alcohol content is well masked as this is highly drinkable. Rich chewy body with sweet maltiness as well as caramel and roasted chestnuts
hotstuff (3340) - Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - This beer has a small beige head that was mostly lasting, one ring of lacing, transparent body with a reddish brown hue, and lively, fast rising carbonation. The aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, and lightly hoppy. This beer tastes semi-sweet, malty, caramel, lightly hoppy, and wisps of alcohol. The palate is tingly, bubbly and this is a medium bodied beer. Overall, the first taste of this beer had a burning sensation in the back of my throat, but then it calmed down as the beer kept getting warmer. I enjoyed drinking this beer, it is a sipping beer at 9.2%ABV, worth trying, and I would drink this beer again.
thedm (4773) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy fine to large sized light brown colored bubbles that were and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark ruby red brown colored body and a fair lacing. The nice aroma was dark malt. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering dark malt aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of roasted malt mild hops and dark malt. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.
maxwelldeux (2217) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a small head. Nose is very malty and a bit of caramel with a decent bit of sweetness in there. Taste is much the same, though it isnít at all sweet. Nice and smooth and makes an easy drink. I like it.
michaelinwa (454) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Collins Pub in Seattle, from memory. Brown pour, malty aroma. Taste is all malt, not overly sweet, some complexity, signifcant smokey notes...or as my buddy says, "Sweety socks". Itís ok. Probably deserves another tasting, but my impression was that I wasnít missing much.
jkwood04 (2283) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a thistle. Pours brown with a light beige head. Aroma of a lot of caramel and toffee and nuttiness from the malts, plus a nice floral hop note and hints of alcohol. Flavor about the same, with the malt character what it should be for a beer of this style. Smooth texture. A pretty good beer, but the alcohol could be hidden a little more.
Dogbrick (6014) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Tap House Grill in Seattle. The beer is a clear ruby-brown color with a medium thick beige head that diminishes slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of earthy malt, fruit and caramel. Full-bodied with flavors of smoked malt, ripe fruit and figs. The finish is peaty with a burnt malt and dark fruit aftertaste. Decent all around.
dwm1034 (471) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at brewpub with Gerry and Lindsay B. pours a darker copper color with minimal head. Taste is minimal hops and touches of toffee, chocolate and smoke / peat. Not too boozy. Will try another.