JStax (2400) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a darker brown to ruby color with a thinner, persistent, beige head of foam. Some splotchy lacing sticks to the sides of the glass. The aroma has doughy notes with honey, nuts, wood, and raisin. Some candied fruits develop as the beer begins to warm. Really dark, ripe fruits are present in the taste with an odd, skunky quality. As it warms, that skunk fades, but comes back to haunt in the finish.
M_Sack (225) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown, virtually no head when poured from bottle and limited lacing. Aromas of cola, sweet malt and toffee that's been taken all the way before being burnt. Heavy malt and a touch of stewed fruit flavours with a slight sweetness, although there is a backbone of bitterness throughout that balances the beer. Very little carbonation and a richness in the palate. Peculiar alright. Complex and difficult to describe the flavours. Very enjoyable.
callmemickey (1876) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark cola-brown, medium sized light tan head, spotty lacing. Cola, dark fruity malts, medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light sweetness in the finish.
jsmerig (1043) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark cloudy reddish brown. Aroma is syrupy and yeasty. Taste is syrupy and malty up front with a dark spicy bitterness in the finish. Good for a six pack.
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RexBanner (7) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
caramel and tofee aromes, brown - almost black, sweetness presen, malty, medim body creamy, low-medium carbonisation. Very good beer.
plfoisy (3) - Vermont, USA - AUG 25, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Soon to be unavailable in my area. Sad. Wonderfully refreshing. A perfect complement to a grilled steak.
cheesehelmet (7) - - AUG 20, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours from the bottle with a huge head. Very dark brown colour. Toffee and treacle flavours, and very easy to down. On tap this beer can be excellent - in the bottle it loses a lot of character though
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Pershing (437) - Garland, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour into a nonic pint glass with a tan head and some lacing. Aroma of yeast and slightly roasted malt. Thin mouth feel with very little carbonation to match the style. Slightly bitter taste from the dark malts with some sweetness. Finishes a little dry.
kingstoni (1169) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Ruby brown color with a beige head. Aroma of toffee, chocolate, nuts and sweet banana. Sweet and medium bitter taste. Creamy feel.
scotchzombie (188) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown amber and garnet in the light. Smallish tan head. Aroma is unusual - malty and burnt sweet. Not an appealing one to me. Taste has more character. Again roasted (burnt) malt followed by fruitcake sweetness - raisin, cherry. Finish is dry and bitter. All in all the combination works better than its parts. A decent and distinctive ale that improves with each sip. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone