bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of mar) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate malt balls, and brown sugar. Flavor of earth, caramel, raisins, dates, and herbs with a dry finish.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours no head and dark copper color. Aroma is dark malt-peat/molasses, some metallic hops. Taste is dark malt/oatmeal-peat/molasses/licorice, some metallic hops. Nice, occasional for my taste. OK effervescence.
brokensail (9113) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 27, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber in color with a thin khaki head. Sweet caramel and brown sugar are about the only positives here. Maybe a touch of dark fruit. Otherwise, lots of cardboard. The flavor is fairly oxidized and cardboardy, too. A bit of toasted bread along with the caramel and brown sugar. Faint notes of raisin in the background.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to mar. Pours with a tan head that fades over a brown body. Aroma of brown sugar, toffee, coffee, caramel, cornmeal and cereal. Taste is burnt toffee, raisins, vinous, smoke and beets. Light bubbles.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by maniac. Thanks! Pours a clear dark amber color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Toasty aroma with notes of toffee, booze, apple, peaches and leafy hops. The taste is caramel, toffee, toasted malts, oats, some dusty notes and booze. Bristly mouthfeel, full bodied. Decent beer.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours an amber body with a thin lacing. Sweet toasted and dry maltiness, hints of peat and unrefined sugar. Mild etoh warming. eh.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottled Jan 2010 thanks to mar) clear dark brown and ruby with khaki head. Nose of raisin, cracker, other dark fruits, taste of raisin, cracker, light alcohol and bread. Medium thick creamy finish. Somewhat hard to describe, but enjoyable.
Mora2000 (5130) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to mar for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a clear dark brown color with a white head. The aroma is caramel, toffee and chocolate. The flavor is more of the same with toffee and chocolate being the most predominant flavors. There is very little detectable alcohol. Medium carbonation and thin-medium, slightly watery mouthfeel.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy red brown with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, nuts, wood, dried fruits, some citrus, toast, and toffee. Taste of dried fruits, caramel malts, nuts, toast, and a semi-sweet finish. Thanks Tom!
mar (4464) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle thanks to jamie2dope. poured brown with a cream head. nose is caramel malts and grain. thin on the palate, flavor is caramel, thatís all i wrote.