jsmerig (1291) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with minimal head. Aroma of Cherry Licorice. Taste is initially sweet with a complex array of rich malts. This is slightly offset by a dry spicy finish and a pleasant roasted malt lingering flavor.
bth122 (1296) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color, bottle poured. Not a huge aroma; maybe some caramel malt. Med-lite sweetness, slight bitter. Med-lite body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Man is this smooth! Great palate. Creamy caramel malt flavors punciate this beer. Well done
adrian910ss (2371) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the Hulmeville Inn Pours a deep maple amber with a small light beige head. Aroma of candied malt and dark fruit. Taste of candied malt and dark fruit.
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA on 7/1/11. Pours a clear dark orange-red color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, caramel and berries. The taste is citrus, toffee, berries, faint notes of earth and candied citrus. Medium bodied.
DiarmaidBHK (3578) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown from tap with an inch of foam. Nice caramel notes on the tongue as well as a touch of molasses. There’s something about the aroma which wafts up through the nostrils. Smooth peat like taste on the tongue. Clean finisher. Very nice.
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, nuts, light roast, and vanilla. Taste of caramel malts, nuts, vanilla, toffee malts, and toast, and a roasty, dry finish. Actually a decent beer.
blipp (6357) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours amber brown with a beige head. Sweet malty aroma with light dark fruity notes and light hops. The flavor has a nice caramel malty sweetness, light candy noted, a hint of dark fruits, and some light smokiness ermerging as it warms. Good stuff.
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a deeper amber color with a smaller sized head. Aromas of caramel, nuts, and roast. Tastes of toasted nuts, caramel, light smokiness, and roast.
r464 (1944) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Fizzy pour with a reddish brown color. Malty, nutty flavor with hints of clove and cinnamon. Nice crisp finish. Probably the best Scottish ale I have tasted.
rocbyter (1908) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet malt aroma. Dark drown color with a small tan head. Sweet beginning with a light licorice finish.