phaleslu (5209) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz. can shared by RapeBeer and his brother Karl Frederick- thanks, fellas! Pours a semi-cloudy brown-amber color with a small beige head. Notes of caramel, chocolate, toasted brown sugar, nuts, and earth. Light-medium bodied, with a sweet, toasty mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Solid Scottish ale.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to raveskdr for bringing this can over the other night. Served in a Mikasa tulip.
Pours a clear brown color with a small tan head that diminishes somewhat quickly, leaving behind an average amount of lacing as it falls to a collar.
The nose has some nice toasted bread notes along with brown sugar and caramel. Thereís a touch of maple coming through as it warms and heading into the flavor. Moderate sweetness and a light bitterness coming off of a medium body thatís slightly boozy.
Malt bomb here, though fairly well done and appropriate for the style with enough bitterness to carry it through. Perhaps a bit too boozy for the alcohol volume, but otherwise fairly nice.
adamjackson (1761) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Acquired this as an extra in a trade. Stuck it in the fridge, poured it into a pint glass and enjoyed. Only identifier for age is #396 on the bottom of the can.
A - 3-Finger coffee colored head. This is the exact definition of a creamy head. Very tight bubbles, great head lacing. Very nice.Ale is dark brown to light black. Almost no light gets through.
S - Roasted malts is what I get first followed by caramel and brown sugar. Thereís a bit of bready notes to this beer. Reminds me a lot of a Newcastle.
T - Well, this is a very sweet beer. Itís a bit more boozy than I expected. I can taste the alcohol pretty easy. Roasted and Caramel malts, nuttines is there as well, Similar to Newcastle mixed with an Old ale mixed with some Belgian Strong ale. Itís just very very sweet and thatís a turn off.
M - 50/50 carbonation, medium bodied, slipper mouth feel, not dry at all. Lingering caramel and syrup taste.
O - Its an okay beer. I wouldnít buy or drink this again.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from C Bass. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of sweet ale esters and caramelly malts. Lighter side of medium bodied with average carbonation. Nice amount of caramelly and light chocolate maltiness, with very little bitterness. A tad on the sweet side. Not as good as Oskar Blues Old Chub.
Rustyham (1685) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very fruity aroma, sweet grapefruit tangerines, palate is sweet and light, very good. Slight caramel, lots of flavor despite a thin
JoeTheYounger (1113) - Claremont, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Stfun. Aroma is toffee and alcohol. Reddish dark black cherry cola color. Taste is sweet and malty with some toffee roast and almost a vodka like taste in the finish. Better than i was expecting.
kbutler1 (1334) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours a dark reddish managing color which includes some floaters! Dark fruit, peat, and caramel. Loads of caramel in the taste with a slight bitterness. A slight smokiness as well. There is a strange tartness to this that is underlying in the nose and taste thatís those me a little. Overall, not bad. Medium mouthfeel.
ryanfolty (1677) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date: February 5, 2012 Mode: Can Source: Misterbeer Description: Semi-opaque dark brown with large head and some lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel, spice and alcohol. Taste is similar to aroma with somewhat dry finish. Wasnít expecting much, but this was tasty.
JoePeesie (850) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
FoBAB 11í Way better than expected. Pours a deep down with off white head. Nose is of Rye, malts, and bourbon. Very well balance and dangerously drinkable.
nwiseman (192) - West Lafayette, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From can. Pours more brown than ruby with little head. Aroma like a port with raisins, figs, and a nutty aspect. Sweet and boosy, but also smoky and a little spicy. Little carbonation, frothy, and lingering warmth. Pretty good, but seems to be missing something.