bu11zeye (11933) - 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 (11076) - 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 (10645) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (9464) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast, caramel, and cookie malt, treacle, earthy and spicy hops with dates. Flavor is malt dominant, light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Drake (8030) - 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.
jtclockwork (8025) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at RBWG Meet and Greet. Pours amber with off white head. Nose and taste of dried fruit, old hops, earth and toasted caramel. Medium body.
BMan1113VR (7834) - 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.
Mora2000 (5568) - 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.
thirdeye11 (5501) - 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.
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.