doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dave brought this back for me. Sweet aroma. Pours dark brown with a tan head that was light but nice. Taste was sweet malt. Mouth feel was good. Aftertaste was a bit bitter but not bad. It was an OK beer.
Darkmagus82 (2055) - - JAN 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a chestnut color with a one finger of billowy just off white foam. The head has a decent persistence, fading to leave a nice level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of strong of a caramel smell mixed with a lightly toasted bready smell. Along with these aromas comes some smells of a nutty nature and a light hint of a dark fruit taste with a bit of plum and raisin.
Taste – The taste begins with a caramel sweetness matched with some flavors of a toasted bready and slightly nutty taste. As the taste advances, the toasted flavors fade a bit all while the caramel grows more intense in nature. With the roasted flavors fading, the bready toasted bready taste takes on a bit of a more bready/doughty flavor, all while at the same time a little bit of a grassy flavor comes to the tongue. At the very end, a little bit of an earthy flavor joins the taste profile, leaving one with a moderately sweet, somewhat lightly roasted and nutty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the on the thinner and crisper side with a carbonation level that is a tad high. A little thicker of a body and lighter carbonation level may have been slightly better for the style and flavors, accentuating the sweeter caramel and toasted notes a bit better, but overall for the lighter abv., the feel was pretty good.
Overall. An alright brew overall, but nothing all that exceptional, as it lacks a real flavor depth and body that would have stepped up its game a bit.
adnielsen (10159) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In the can @ the rake dungeon. Thanks to R@@@ for grabbing me this in Lander, WY. Pours a reddish brown appearance with a nice lasting brown head. Some candy/toffee/burnt sugar, earth, and herbal notes in the aroma. Medium body. Not overly sweet. Moderate herbal bitterness. Some nutty notes in addition to some brown sugar. Ok.
Bill Becker (582) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - AUG 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 12oz bottle(best by Mar 2007) at room temp a deep amber with a smallish head of foam that quickly shrinks to a fine layer with some lacing.
The smell is an interesting mix of caramel malt, hoppiness, and nuttiness.
The taste on first sip is mostly a light dash of sweet malt followed by some hop bitterness(not citrusy) that intensifies and maximizes to and through the finish.
After a few more sips, I’m getting a nutty flavour along with some grain and biscuit. This is pretty good but could be better if the not so pleasant bitterness was subdued a bit. Well, I have to say that it *is* at least interesting and different.(especially for the style it is listed as)
Bottom line: A strange example of the style that doesn’t quite do it for me but *is* worth trying at least once.
jefcon (1518) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice and toasty, a little thin, rustic grain profile and a punch of pine and citrus from the hops.
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask pour at the brewpub where it has a deep murky amber body that has thin copper edges and supports a tan head. The aroma offers up malts, mild roasted malts, and a touch of chocolate malts. The taste is cask pour smoothness that delivers easy roasted malts and then a mix of earthy malts and grassy hops. It then flows toward a bit of dark roasted malts as the finish approaches. Pretty nice.
snoworsummer (3509) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a can from the brewery. Pours clear medium brown with a fizzy, bubbly off white head and decent lacing. Tastes like nutty, malty grains, lightly roasted, slightly sweet with a dry feel. Smells like sweet and musky malt.
sonnycheeba (4388) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from brewery. Pours clear light brown/ruby with creamy off-white head. Aroma is faint with notes of toasted and caramel malts, light fig, and some floral notes. Flavor is dry malts forward, faint woody bitterness, and faint raisin esters; dry, bitter finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.
MikeJslc (769) - USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown, clear, off-white head. Grainy, nutty, biscuit, cocoa, clean, easy-drinking.
Iphonephan (4781) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a 12 oz can shared in Jackson Wy. Pours a dark cola with a tan head. Malty nose. Nutty flavor. Light bodied. Thin finish.
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light caramel/toffee and toast aroma; some apple-ish fruit. Caramel and toasted malt flavor--finishing sweet, and kind of fruity.