yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden orange with a small. Roasted dark malty and dry caramelish. Bitter, dark roasted breadish. Bitter and dark malty finish.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Handpull Cask) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, and roasted malt. Flavor of cocoa, roasted malt, bread, and caramel with a dry, bitter finish.
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2009 on tap-pours a creamy light tan head with brown color. Aroma is roasty, nutty, sweet, dark malt, coffee(?). Taste is coffee, dark malt, medium body at most, minimal carbonation.
090126-rerate-on hand pump-medium malt-toffee, soft, some earthy hops.
hopdog (8848) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the New Hope location. On cask. Poured a deeper amberish / orangish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of nuts, chocolate, and some roast. Tastes of nuts, chocolate, roast and caramel.
GT2 (8332) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Triumph in Philly for RBSG 2011. The pour is a reddish amber with lots of big yellow lace. Nose is mildly estery with spice and caramel. Comes across as brown sugar and sweet in the aroma. Taste is very clean with small soapiness. Ends fairly tart with small sour cherry. Loads of character for a style plagued by the most boring beers in the world. Nice one.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Triumph during RBSG. Pours a hazed amber brown with a medium to large white head. Big nutty and toasty malt on the nose. A touch thin, though that could be due to the cask, smooth and toasty. Sweet, soft bitterness and a touch empty. Toast and nutty malt on the finish.
blipp (5973) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Pours amber with an off white head. Toasty malty aroma with a light sweetness. The flavor is clean and malty, with toast, light roast, and a light sweetness. Not bad.
Braudog (5623) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This looks to be a beautiful dark red/brown beer with a classical head. The beer is smooth, but a bit flat. Unfortunately, I found this beer a bit boring with little overarching character or distinct flavors. Bitter ending, in more ways than one.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a brune body with a yellow off white head. Nutty malty body caramel and some dark fruit esters. Hint of wood and a thin sessionable brown ale. Good stuff.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned sample at the New Hope, PA location. Reddish-brown, clear, smallish drying head. Lovely almond-hazelnut nose, decent nuttiness and cherry-vanilla notes thorough the flavor profile, but unfortunately quite watery at the finish. OK.