Block (1432) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoyed this beer. Amber-brown pour, tan head. Malty thick aroma with a very balancing flavor. Malty yet not too sweet. Pretty smooth and mellow.
Rando7 (741) - Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours mildly cloudy amber-brown with medium off-white head. Nice lacing. Aroma malts and caramel. Taste caramel, malts, roast. Finish slightly bitter hops. medium palate with a little fizz and alcohol on the tongue. Alcohol slightly apparent.
A bit lacking in flavor and I would have liked a little more sweetness. OK beer.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle(thanks to awiseman01) at my leaving FL throwdown(17Dec10)pours dark murky brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is hot peppery yeast, alcohol and toasted malts. Flavor is light roast, toffee, brown sugar and creamy caramel. Nice stuff.
EithCubes (5000) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Darker malts and earth swirling with alcohol in the nose. Light brown pour with subtle red tones intermixed, but not highlights. Head is tan. Taste is dry and surprisingly bitter, smoke and peat notes are strong with roast and some nice subtle burned barley / black patent. Light wood. Full body but doesn’t have the expected waves or depth. An enjoyable brew with plenty of character, and an interesting take on the style; doesn’t have the sweet, rich malt-forwardness or fruity notes. More like a cigar distilled into a glass.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a copper red with a small light tan head. Nose is malt and maple syrup. Extremely creamy on the palate- very pleasing taste of malt, caramel and maple syrup. Slightly sweet on the finish like a dopplebock. Pairs well with light snacks and Irish stew. Go figure.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear amber-copper colored body with a finger-width, foamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is sweeter and toasty caramel, a touch of cocoa, a very light pine, a hint of smoke, and some earth. Flavor is similar. Toasty, medium sweet caramels with some toffees and a light cocoa. A light earth, hint of pine, and a touch of smoke. Finishes very smooth and dry with a light, earthy and smokey bitterness that leaves a lengthy aftertaste. Medium, very smooth body with a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a nice scotch ale. Smooth and tasty.
kassner (1354) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Honey not much of a head, arom as of nuts and coffee, medium sweet, transient and clean, creamy palate,
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle (Thanks to Mike or Brian, can’t remember which one). Minimal head on the pour, just a minor amount of the light bubbling kind. Tan-brown in color and a semi-translucent body. The aroma consisted of mostly roasted grains, malted cookies, caramel, light smoke, and very minor citrus hop in the background. Some lighter carbonation on the body, but a medium creamy body as well. This one turned out to slightly fuller flavored then expected. Mostly consisting of malts, light citrus hop only make their presence known in the linger. Notes of toasted grains, creamy caramel/butterscotch, and lightly smoked malted grains. They did a nice job with the malts, but overall it wasn’t necessarily my thing. I still liked it though.
Travlr (12260) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at DC local tasting. Clear dark golden color, little head or lacing. Aroma of caramel. taste has a bit of butterscotch. Not bad..
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/17/10. Bottle shared by fata2683 - thanks, Keith! Nice creamy chocolate aroma with hints of vanilla. Nice sweet caramel flavor with lots of chocolate and more. Yum.