AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, 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 (1836) - 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 (1182) - Lake Arrowhead, 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 (1378) - North Carolina, 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 (2410) - 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 (924) - 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 (202) - Norwich, Connecticut, 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.
eyelovebeer (14) - Alabama, USA - DEC 23, 2011
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The worst $20 Iíve ever spent. Hate to say that because I had expected great things...They must have used a specialty batch at GABF because this shit wouldnít have been top 20 at the ífest that I know. Waay too boozy, over priced and lacked sufficient flavor. Tasted like Wee Mac blended with Popov vodka. Palate was thin, watery, and the booze covered up anything until it was way past the palate. The taste (or whatever was left after the burn) was lightly roasted, with some very subtle vanilla and caramel flavors. Very remotely resembled a scotch ale, but I personally feel like the Wee Mac was much closer to the style than this garbage, which sucks to say because that tastes more like a brown ale than anything. Canít believe they are gouging the customers that made them so big pay this much for something so lackluster. $5 growlers are nice on Fridays, but $20 for this is inexcusable.
50belair (3427) - Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared by hopscotch. Clear amber pour with a small off white head. Aromas of urine stained carpet. The taste is much better than the nose with rich caramel malt notes. Seems like Iím picking up a hint of green apples.