Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2011
2.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a very dark brown color, nearing on black. A good off white head that fades down fairly quickly. Not too much lacing. The nose brings some caramel as well as light roasted notes and a bit of toasted bread. Taste is toasted bread along with some roasted malt. Feel is moderate with a bit of cream. Drinks fairly well but isn’t very full of flavor.
Serving type: nitro-tap
Reviewed on: 10-26-2010
Vir4030 (508) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2010
1.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Dark brown very. Bit of head. Not much aroma. Not a fan of nut browns and this is no exception.
Proteus93 (65) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chestnut brown with some reddish hues. Head is a little fizzly and lacking, and there’s absolutely no stick going on.
Pleasant nut, chocolate, and a bit of smokiness along with some warm malts in the aroma.
Light, spent coffee flavours. Softer, roasted malts. Almond-like nuttiness.
A little flat, and lacking the creaminess to make up for that. Kinda disappointing in that regard.
Light and easy to swig, but I found it to be a little bit one-dimensional.
Drake (8196) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. Dark reddish brown color with a rich one finger head. Very weak aroma had hints of nuttiness and slightly roasted malt. Taste starts off of roasted grain and nuts and evolves into a caramel sweetness. Low hop bitterness at the end. Medium-low body.