Darkmagus82 (1919) - - OCT 4, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-5-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown-copper color with a tiny tan colored head. The head fades very fast, leaving some foam islands on the surface of the brew and a tiny bit of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is big and sweet with tons of caramel, toffee, and chocolate. Along with these sweeter aromas is a rather decent showing of a lightly roasted bready smell as well as some smells of yeast. A very light hop aroma of an earthy nature is there as well rounding out the smell nicely.
Taste – The taste begins with a big sweet caramel and toffee flavor mixed with a roasted brown bread taste. Soon after, flavors of chocolate and a bit of some darker fruits of plum and prune come to the tongue sweetening the brew even further. Some cola like tastes later join in as well but at a loss of some of the toffee, diminishing the more buttery smooth sugar flavors of the brew. Toward the end, some hop flavors of an earthy and grassy flavor, as well as a bit of a oaky flavor, come to the tongue. The combination of flavors that is left at the end of the taste ends up leaving a quite sweet, roasty and malty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the averages to slightly thicker side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average. The added thickness of the brew is nice for all the roasted and sweet flavors of the brew although a bit less carbonation may have helped accentuate these flavors even more.
Overall – This is a sweet and malty brew for sure. A fantastic beer for a nice fall or winter day. Lots of sweet sugary taste with a nice brown bread flavor.
hackobock (1979) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
September 4, 2014. Bottle. Pours clear ruby red with a medium tan dense head. Aroma is caramel, nutty, fruity notes. Taste is medium sweet caramel, nutty, light dried fruits. Finish is light bitter and with fruity nutty notes. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation.
arnold931 (730) - Iowa, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark caramel with small tan head. Nose is caramel with a little scotch. Taste is sweet caramel, toffee and some scotch but it hides the alcohol well. Some lasting bitterness in the aftertaste. Nice beer.
gopherfan99 (732) - CROATIA - SEP 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle; a reddish brown with a beige head; sweet aroma of toffee, malt, and a hint of nuts; taste is pretty sweet with caramel, malt, toffee, and yeast; finish is sweet not much bitterness with this one; I really enjoyed this one
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: Bottle. It pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and a tan head. The nose is pleasantly malty with notes of brown bread, caramel, and a light earthiness. Medium to full bodied on the tongue. A mix of toasted bread, dark caramel, perhaps a touch of chocolate covered nuts, and it finishes with a slightly earthy bitterness. Nice brew.
eworkman1 (50) - - SEP 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice malty nose and a tight head. Lots of grain and a little bit of hops makes it balanced and sessionable.
BeerKurve (509) - - SEP 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate malts, roasted barley, coffee grounds and a roasty/hoppy aftertaste. Worth checking out!
snoworsummer (2863) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours dark brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes nutty, like burnt toast, roasted malt, tobacco, and bitter coffee. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like nuts, tobacco, roasted malt, and toast.
sonnycheeba (4046) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear tawny brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is bready and caramel malts, fig, dates, mixed nuts, light vanilla, and faint spice. Flavor is chewy, semisweet malt profile, dark fruit notes, light vanilla, and faint hops; dry, nutty and caramel finish. Medium body and carbonation.
jasonedelson (3) - Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
In five characters: malty. Great creamy head, good head retention; medium body, excellent smooth mouthfeel; sweet with a slight hop accent. In yeoman?s terms: delicious and leaves you wanting another sip.