Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rich malt, caramel sweet malt aroma with dried fruit and dates. Red copper color with moderate white head. Rich sweet malt. low hops. Slght backend bitterness. Medium body. Very enjoyable.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle). Pours amber with off-white head and produces some ok lacing. Aroma of grass, leather, toast and some dried fruits. Taste is sweet from the nice maltiness. Medium bodied with thin and creamy texture. Smooth with noticeable alcohol. It’s an ok beer that is a bit hot with the alcohol.
SandK (44) - Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2010 Dark redwood with a monster head. Devastates the palate with a toasty chocolate touch. Finishes slightly sweet, not bad.
coyotehunter (681) - , Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to MrBunn. Pours orange with a good head. Aromas of nuts toffee and dirt. Sugar. sugarsugarsugar. Very sweet. Kind of ruins it. Meh.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky brown with a quickly dissipating tan topper. Heavy aroma of nuts, molasses, toffee, caramel, sweet and sticky in every way imaginable. Taste is sweet, sticky and malty as well. Nuts, caramel, toffee though it finishes up a bit weird and a touch dry.
Travlr (14475) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from the girls at Plaza Liquors in Tucson, thanks! Clear brown, small tan head. Aroma of caramel. Taste resembles a sweet scotch ale. Not bad.
SODAK14 (298) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a huge fan of the double bocks but this one was nice. Good finish and killer label!
cstuartj (1016) - Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A light reddish brown with a creamy white head. Sweet bready nose. Malty, yeasty with a sweet taste to finish. Not bad!
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark mahogany, purple highlights, minimal off white head, respectably lacy. earthy malt nose. earthy malt flavor, trace of hops. fuller bodied than i expected, dry finish. enjoyed at Finnigan’s in the salt lake city airport.
notalush (5184) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear brownish pour - minimal, soda-like lace - roasty nose, with notes of hazelnut, toffee, toasted bread - medium sweet, with a fair amount of balancing hop bitterness uncharacteristic of the style, but it works - caramelized sugars - a touch of raisin and date - burnt grains - hints of roasted nuts - moderate acidity through the middle - finishes a bit like burnt caramel corn, which is a bit of a turn off - decent, but the finish derails it.