shrubber85 (10366) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light cinnamon, woody caramel malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Mildly sweet caramel malt and light peaty flavor. Tangy finish. Light but pretty good.
DuffMan (9284) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Ian. Deep red amber, light golden head. Sweet bready caramel aroma. Flavours of breadcrusts, barley candy, raisins; sherry-like, sweet. Quite nice.
Strykzone (6561) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at an esbls. Red brown and dark in hue. A decent tan head. This has Dcottosh notes. Rich malts. They are dry. Light fruit. Decent.
BBB63 (6543) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle and in Imperial pint glass: Mahogany hue with a fading fizzy head and some spotty lace. The aroma has a soapy note which is off-putting along with plenty of crystal and bready malts, some earthy yeast esters along with a bit of grassy noble hops. The taste again displays an off character of old wet bagged malts along with some apple and pear fruitiness, earthy tones, some smoke and light herbal hop bitterness. Pretty bland and needs more body and forceful malt notes IMO. The Old 1713 Scottish Ale was so much better than this.
Patrickctenchi (5873) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown with red backlights....fluffy, off-white head.
Scent is earth, malt, caramel.
Taste is a toasted, burnt malt, light smoke.
Cola-like body and tingle.
Slight herbal bitter.
A very nice beer.
wlajwl (5553) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is fruit/berries and malts. The flavor is mildly sweet malts, berries/raspberries and a bready/smoothish finish.
Headbanger (3784) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle 10/19/12 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-43° in English Pint- Beer pours dark amber with a small off white head. Aroma of roasted amlt, caramel, toffee, pine, and hops. Taste of malt, caramel, toffee, and hops. This light to medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down quite easy. Nice job.
queenholly (3619) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Peaty caramel malt and light spicy aroma. Chestnut with a moderate beige head. Caramel malt and woody spicy flavor. Light body and carbonation.
rubbishystuff (2259) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2016 Slightly slippery feel in the mouth. A tiny bit of smokey peat. Something strange with the bitterness in the last drink from the glass, a little burnt. Other than that decent stuff. Serving: Bottle
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper pour with a light tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and light smoke. Taste is roasted malt, caramel and a light smoke flavor in the body and in the aftertaste. Nice lacing.