snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown color witha reddish hue and a medium tan head. Toasty aromas with chocolate and roast. Some hops. The flavor is similar, with some coffee flavors too and not much bitterness. Soem smokey character too, but that may just be a phenol. Overall a pretty drinkable dark beer.
Pumpkin87 (12) - - NOV 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An attractive deep brown with reddish undertone, pours with a small tan head that lasts several minutes before leaving slight lacing.
Bouquet is mainly roasted malts, with slight chocolate, bread and caramel undertones.
Like many dark or spicy beers, this really needs to sit 10 minutes or so to allow those flavors to come forth. Until then, it’s not very intriguing, just toasty, and I was having a hard time figuring out how it differs from a straight brown ale.
It gets better as it opens up, and a caramel and spice finish saves the day. Not bad.
crossovert (7738) - Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle. Pours a reddish brown, quickly dissipating off-white head. Smell is straight up burnt caramel and toffee. Flavor is butterscotch, buttery and sweet with a savory english style savor hop/yeast combo in the finish. Definitely an English-tinged concoction.
njnut (262) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured form bottle a reddy brown with small tan head. Head receded to sides of glass quickly and there was little to no lacing, really just a ring were it was clinging to sides of glass. Aroma was sweet, roasted malts, caramel, a hint of raisin and dark fruit. Taste was malty with a bit of toffee, caramel that slightly bitters in finish. I heard some saying it was boring but after summers hop punch IPA’s followed by fall pumpkin pie beers this is a refreshing change of pace. A good simple beer.
ndfreak77 (113) - USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer pours a dark brown with a thick head. Aroma is roasted malts. Malty flavor with chocolate notes. Slight hoppy finish. Really good beer!
alexsdad06 (5819) - Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle consumed at home from notes. Pours dark brown in color with reddishhighlights and a small creamy beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel, toffee, toasted bread, mild spices, not the biggest beer, gets dry to the finish.
hman43 (384) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
It pours with a large head. There are roasted aromas which are not overly strong. It is dark amber in color with a medium brown head. The carbonation is a bit strong and the malts aren’t overly favorable.
Darkmagus82 (1785) - - MAY 17, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Transfer from BA -
Had on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – A light brown/dark red color with a bit of head formed upon reception that faded quite fast.
Smell – Some sweetness of sugar with a bit of nut and char aroma.
Taste – Nothing too overpowering here. Some Nuttiness and maltiness first meet the tongue followed shortly by a few sweet notes of chocolate and sugar fading away to a roasted nut flavor.
Mouthfeel – Relatively normal foe the abv. although a little lighter then would be expected for the winter style darker beer. Carbonation was just about right.
Overall – Nothing special here. Its worth a try, but not a beer I would pine for.
solidfunk (4321) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really just tastes like an average brown, with an OK barley profile. Finishes with light bitterness. Some roast. Pours brown with OK head and lacing. Bottle.
BiddleBrau (958) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown thin head. Minimal head thin head. Somewhat smoky and sweet. Thin palate OK
Cousin_Larry (371) - - MAR 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not terrible. Tired of making all these comments after a long day of fantasy baseball.