bennylava (99) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours amber brown with medium head, only slight lacing. Flavor is caramel malts with a bit of smoke. It has a little bit of scotch flavor actually. This beer is fairly sweet but there is a nice bitterness in the end which almost balances it out.
califbeer69 (96) - California, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear reddish-brown color with a white head. Aroma of sweet caramel. Taste is also sweet caramel front and finishes with alcohol and a touch of hops. Well carbonated and light bodied.
dextermorgan (93) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rich brown with a small head. Very smooth but a slightly sweet, hard to place aftertaste.
dancatts (91) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very heavy beer that packs a punch. Tried at the troegs brewery from the tap. Will leave you very full from drinking. Somewhat close to the texture of a porter.
grundsow (90) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2014 Wow! An in-your-face tsunami of flavor. Rich malts balanced with hops and mild sweetness. A mighty style that has too much alcohol and sweetness for me, but a quality beer nonetheless.
rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flavor: Nutty, Cararmel, Malty, Earthy. It has an aroma to match. The color is a lovely borwn. Overall it’s a sipping beer that’s not too strong and just the right balance.
SirTom (88) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this at a beer club meeting with many other beers, hence I don't remember all my comments - only the ratings which I wrote down at the time.
metsbcd (83) - Connecticut, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong beer, the alcohol is definitely present. It has a very odd and strong taste that just doesn’t do it unless youre in the mood for it.
seekingup2 (80) - - DEC 12, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Super thick pour, but a nice blend of flavors led by toffee and caramel. Nice little brew but far from my favorite.
OsuStu (79) - - JUL 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark, reddish amber. Thin tan head. Malty, caramel aroma. Initial sweetness that finishes with a good bit of spice. Certainly bready but somewhat oily.