Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2007 Bottle. Pours a foggy reddish brown with a nice brown head that retreats to the edges quickly. Clean, fresh aroma with dark fruit, hinted sweetness, and floral subtleties. Really nice, but needs to be bigger. Taste has brown sugar, light spices, more dark fruit. Slight oxidation. Finishes clean with some woodiness. Texture of this beer was thick but soft and forgiving. Well done, and I don’t even like the style much.
reberiii (302) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a well rounded beer. Slight smoke, nice deep red pour from draft. Nice malt backbone.
drsandman (186) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Top Hops NYC. Pours a hazy brown with tan head. Aroma of dark malt, light smoke, ash, light caramel. Flavor has notes of mostly the same, smoked wood, deep malt, caramel. Mostly toasted malt start to finish.
pilgrimoutlaw (752) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewpub. Amber pour with white head. Smoke, caramel, citrus, pine. Medium sweet and bitter. Medium bodied. Light crispness. A little sticky. I liked this quite a bit more than I expected to.
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Good Beer NYC. Pours brown with a khaki head. Doesn’t leave much lacing. Lots of caramel on the nose and tongue. Hides it’s alcohol fairly well. Solid.
ttroha (232) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Maltitude. Clear brown with thin white head. Aroma of roasted coffee and malt. Taste of roast, coffee and malt. Medium bodied. Very good.
retinadoc (120) - - APR 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Very satisfying. Hoppy aroma, average carbonation. Well balanced mouthfeel; good but not overwhelming hop flavors. Slightly bitter finish. Very drinkable; belies its high ABV.
BREWMUSKCLES (2191) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel sweetness and a bit of syrup this brew is good in roasty malt flavor and aroma. a bit of flower and ivy with citrus hop for measure. some red fruitiness not overdone and still very traditional in style. good stuff.
nike (950) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle--aroma is roasted malt,faint floral hop taste--,carmel toffee notes, roasted dark malts. Some sweetness, dark fruit as well. I really like this style, this brew is right on target.
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: The body is crystal clear with a beautiful copper hue. The head is tan with a decent size, but rather poor retention.
Aroma: Burnt caramel comes to mind first with a hint of fruit that I can not pinpoint.
Taste: Taste of burnt malts is throughout with caramel, and fruity notes that get stronger by the finish of either red apple or raspberry. The finish is quick and dry.
Palate: Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.
Overall: This is decent, but the burnt flavors overpower the rest.
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at City Tap House. Pours cloudy orange to amber with a fully gone head. Aroma is toasted malty and light caramelish. Mild bitter, toasted malty and slight caramelish. Lingering roasted malty finish.