Strykzone (3810) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. From Kenny. Hazy and dark brown. An off white head. This is a funky nose with chocolate. The flavor is robust with chocolate, a big hop presence is fruity and bitter. Something like chicory. This was good.
jrodooo5 (491) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good brown pour with a big white head that slowly fades into some lacing. The aroma is robust with holiday spice and the flavor follows through. It’s very well balanced and pretty gentle on the palate despite all the different flavors meshing together. Very nicely done!
trollcat (11) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice robust ale with a full bodied, poignant but rich taste and feel. Pours nicely and works well as a change up from traditional lighter ales or full on stouts and porters.
Jool (125) - - MAR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille 12 fl oz. Brune pas totalement opaque. Nez légèrement malté: caramel et mélasse. Bouche un peu mince sur le malt caramel et léger goût de levure. Rien de spécial.
grundsow (17) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent pale ale, with slightly bitter hops. Good but overpriced for the amount of flavor.
Eckato (146) - Gulfport, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opened bottle and it overflowed all over my stove....stupid waste of alcohol....poured nice amber brown with large head. Aroma is very fruity and some what sweet.. however the flavor does not match the aroma. Very nice brew this one. Has a little burnt bite and good finish.
gabbama (201) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, dark reddish brown with a pillowy tan head. Aroma is sweet and fruity with some floral hop notes. Sweet caramel and fruit flavor is balanced nicely by a gentle hop bitterness and just a hint of sourness. Medium body and slightly flat. Great beer to stay warm on a cool winter night.
VALIS (210) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2013 Baking spices like nutmeg and allspice, plus some faint malt sweetness. Taste is a nice balance between sweet and spice with a pleasant aftertaste. Low carbonation, very drinkable without being watery.
Nekronos (3169) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
NIce too but quite too bitter. Dakr features and hard to swallow if you zip it in a fast rate.
Daytonbeer (385) - Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with red hue and a little lacing. Aroma of burnt nuts and malts. Taste of dark fruit, carmel, and booze.
cleverlobo (296) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle; clear brown with medium beige head; aroma-caramel, nuts, coffee, orange; tastelight sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish. Decent but I am left wanting more. Probably expecting sweeter taste