Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish amber brew with a ring of off-white head. Nose of dark fruit, some smoke, and nuts. Flavor is nutty as well with some peat, caramel, and raisin.
arkurzynski (1540) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can courtesy of motortoddhead. Deep brown red with fluffy off-white head. Toasted malt, light caramel, and a touch of plastic. Toasted malt, biscuit, grain, mild fruit punch, with a dry, lightly bitter finish. Pretty light on the palate.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on tap at the brewery. The appearance is darker amber. Light malts and a touch of caramelization. Mouth feel a bit light. This one didn’t really do it for me.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can. Pours deep amber with a small white Froth. Aroma slightly fruity some chocolate and a light smokiness, plenty of sweet bread and caramel. Flavor starts sweet with caramel and some fruitiness, bread finish and some lingering chocolate and sweet caramel. Medium body and a sharP carbonation. Middle of the road
cpetrone84 (1446) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A-pours a clear ruby red color with orange edges, a white head with little retention and no lace.
S-the nose is light, toasted bread, a touch of grain, sweet caramel, herbal hops in the back.
T-a toasted breadiness right up front, slightly grainy with notes of toffee in the middle. some sweet dark fruits blend in at the back with notes of tropical fruity hops to finish off.
M-very light body but smooth on the palate, good carbonation to hold the feel throughout and a clean soft finish.
D-easy drinking and tasty, nothing huge but a good balance and flavor profile.
Block (1432) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown pour with an off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, light. Some alcohol at the finish.
jefcon (1400) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint can. Chocolate, toffee, slight smoke, tannins, toast. A quick nip of hops on the front end, and a multi-layered malt experience follows, tumbling in waves over the palate. About a two out of five on the sweetness scale, and as it seems like there are a lot of sweet beers out there this year, I wouldn’t say this one is overly sweet. Enjoyed it very much.
rxeight (1365) - Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap as time bar in Indy. Light body. Slight acortiah ale taste but not much going in. Not bad. But not impressive either. Easy drinking. Good beer to have with a burger.
RABinCO (1364) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pint can into a glass. Deep ruddy, copper pour. Sweet caramel and dark fruit aroma. Taste is woody, cola, dark fruits, vanilla, sugar. Not my favorite style...and this is a good example of all the things I dislike about it.
bluejacket74 (1341) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 ounce can. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a clear copper/brown color with a half inch off-white head that went away quickly. There’s a small amount of lacing left behind on the glass. The brew smells like toffee, nuts, and toasted malt. It tastes like toffee, nuts, peat, and caramel/toasted malt. Mouthfeel/body is low/medium, it’s smooth and has moderate carbonation. It is pretty easy to drink. At $11.49 a 4-pack I wouldn’t buy it again at that price, but I do think it’s a brew that’s worth trying.