sherm1016 (886) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle at Bilbo Bagins. Pours a reddish brown color with a thin white head. Aroma is fruity, plum maybe, some pine hops. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bready, caramel, pine hops, with a light bitter finish.
GothGargoyle (570) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really cool looking bottle. Pours a relatively clear ruby amber with a small pale head that leaves a small amount of lacing. Aroma is toffee, malt, fig, chestnut, plum, hint of wood. Light body but definitely some complexity on the palate, with a slight burnt sugar bitterness on the finish. Taste is burnt sugar, fig, chestnut, date, wood.
HenryXXX (180) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours a watery rootbeer color with pretty much no head. The nose has a funky malty wood smell with a sour undertone of red fruit. The smell finishes up with a spicy, boozy wooden barrel. The pallet is a bit watery with wood, spicy, hops, malt and finishes up with bitter hops on the end.
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rbrazell (961) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Knightly Spirits. Clear, deep amber pour with a large frothy tan head. Nose is sweet caramel malts, nuttiness, fig newtons, herbs and flowers. Flavor not as sweet as I was expecting. Modest caramel, more nuttiness, raisins and a floral, earthy bitterness. Lighter carbonation and a medium light body. Pretty solid and very drinkable.
sonnycheeba (1904) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours hazy brown with average, creamy off-white head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is toast and caramel malts, dates, figs, floral hops, and herbs. Flavor is balanced dark frui and dry, heavy malts followed by earthy hops (medium bitterness); dry, lightly hoppy finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, creamy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is spicy, herbal and pine hops with biscuit and straw malt and a clean lager character. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
birrabona (175) - ITALY - SEP 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
important beer, brown red, light hazy. aromatic high fermentation with complexe aroma. fruity and strong malty. full body, alcolic. very interesing tradition from dusseldorf.
jonhall (56) - - SEP 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz pour at Radio Maria. Amber color with light malt taste, hop is not excessive. Dry finish. Very drinkable.
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BVery (4249) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Opaque deep brown pour with a monster light tan head. Bready, toasty malts dominate this one, good heft on the palate with a bit of carbonation zing. Very nice brew - rich and enjoyable.
kevinator (322) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyable. Bready malt aroma and a dark amber head with a thick white foam that took a while to dissipate. Medium bodied palate with lower carbonation. It had a very different malty presence in the taste that might have had some spice. Hops were barely discernible. Not a common style for me and a pleasant surprise.