Dixonian (1562) - 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.
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
bluejacket74 (1511) - 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.
jefcon (1472) - 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.
drsordr (1426) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft dark copper amber. Nose sweet sryupy malt and toffee. Taste all sweet malt no hop. Minimal finish.
Beaver (1424) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
16 oz can. Pours clear ruby amber with a big fizzy off white head that goes to a thin film.
The aroma is sweet peaty caramel malts with a little fruit.
The flavor is sweet peaty caramel malts. The mouthfeel is thin and very watery.
Overall, very thin and watery and bland.
RABinCO (1399) - 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.
Danyel (1332) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Pours clear brown with off-white head. Smells nutty. Tastes very nutty, slight chocolate, boring. A bit flat, light bodied, lacking flavor and anything remotely exciting. Not worth a dump in the sink, but not worth getting.
olr1984 (1249) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at 800 degrees drank the Mexican chocolate version of this. Sweet malt toffee rich chocolate and spicy pepper finish.