jercraigs (8073) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2007 August 2007. Draft at Beer Bistro. Dark brown, big beige head and very nice lacing. Strange woody not quite smokey toasty malt notes to the aroma, and very light caramel notes. Odd fruitiness to the flavour, light toasty malt and moderate bitterness. Average palate. Bit wonky, and note as good as I remember previous samples being. 6/5/6/3/13 - 3.0
<P>TFOB 2003. Draft. Reddish colour, strong malty aroma, Sweet with alcohol notes. Hated this the first time I had it, my friends still recoil in fear of it, but I enjoyed this sample a fair bit. 6/3/5/3/13 - 3.0
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Hogtown Harry for this. Deep brown pour, with a good combination of dark malts, dark fruit, chocoff, and some oaky port in the aroma and flavor. Palate is on the dense side, and nicely layered and smooth. A very nice beer.
JorisPPattyn (8035) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow-brown, creamy head, slightly irregular; brown beer with deep red highlights. Rich plumcake nose, some hops, cookies and horse straw. Sweetish base taste, cake-like with a lot of bitter overtones: USA hops but some bitterish-roasted notes as well. Good malt filling, some esters. Well-bodied, chewy, no adstringency. Nice but a bit stereotypical N. American. "English" strong ale - sure but not one from the UK, way to American hoppy for that.
mcberko (7245) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341mL bottle from manuchampions, pours cloudy golden amber with a small head. Aroma of oak, bourbon, vanilla, and a little coffee. Flavour is quite oaky, with vanilla, a bourbon aged quality and caramel malts. Quite good.
Ughsmash (7185) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to HogTownHarry! Really enjoyed the nose on this one... like a stronger brown ale with nutty notes, chocolate, brown sugar, and rum-laced darker fruits... a little spiciness on top. Flavor had smooth caramel, chocolate, and nutty malts at the core... mild herbal bitterness, a little wood, and brown sugar were secondary... finish picked up a bit more alcohol, which threw off the balance a tad. This was a very good beer that I could drink a lot of. Thanks Harry!
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Degarth. Pours dark brown with thin off white head. The aroma is a load of the darkest of dark fruitiness with dates, prunes, and raisins along with a hint of roastiness. The flavors are well blended with notes of roasty malts, light amounts of caramel and toffee as well as prunes, dates, raisins and a mild sense of the ABV. It stays pretty even and unchanging into the finish.
DuffMan (7037) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with amber highlights, medium tan head. Aroma is sweet burnt toffee, faintly fruity. Sweet caramel flavour, a little nutty and fruity with a surprising smokey element. Medium bodied, sweetness lingers in the finish impairing its drinkability somewhat. Still, decent enough.
mabel (6830) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2007 [543-20070818] Sample @ BeerBistro (Golden Taps, Toronto, ON). Muted yeast and alcohol aroma. Clear, dark amber brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head and quite nice lacing. Very tame and muted wheaty grains and floral notes in the flavour. Medium-full body is a bit grainy. Fair and strong but would like to see more character. (5/5/6/3/12) 3.1
[621B-20070916] Sample @ Feast of Fields (Hillsburgh, ON). Floral malt and light caramel molasses aroma. Clear, dark brown amber, medium-lasting foamy light tan head. More dark molasses caramel in the flavour. Medium-full body. Nice dark beer. (6/4/7/3/14) 3.4
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 28, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish colour, small head, decent malt aroma. Bitter roasted coffee. I was not fun of this one, to one dimensional, needs something more...
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of matt7215. Pours ruby red with a thin white head. Smells of fruit, sweet malt. Tastes of light fruit, earthy, bitter. Nice!