GL2814 (322) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep ruby color, with a thin beige head. Molasses comes through in the taste, with a slight taste of bread.
DuffMan (5793) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Auburn, with a cream coloured head that retains well. Aroma is very malty, breadcrusts and milk chocolate stand out. Sweet malty palate, chocolate, brown bread, caramelized sugar, aniseed, vanilla. Doppelbockish in its malt complexity. Loved it!
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from South Lyndale Liquors (Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2/12/12)
Aroma: Nuts, caramel, malt, spice, and some alcohol.
Appearance: A hazy medium-brown color with a medium off-white head.
Taste: Medium sweetness, light bitterness, and a bit of a boozy finish.
Palate: Medium bodied, and an average carbonation.
camborne (558) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mocha nose. Toasted Malt flavor. Lingers nicely on palate. One of the better reserve widmer beers, but nothing special
kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - STLCOB end of year tasting) brown with tan head. Rich sweet malt aroma. Flavor is molasses, sweet toasty malts, alcohol. Comes together nicely.
BrewMoose (73) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber. Pours with medium head. Sweet aroma. Slightly alcoholic with molasses background. Tastes like black run and English brown ale. Some diacetyl present but acceptable for the style. Finishes with alcohol warmth and maltiness.
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jkwood04 (2932) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in an English pint. Pours brown with a fluffy, cream-colored head. Aroma of caramel and a little chocolate from the malts, rum, molasses, and floral hops. Flavor a nice blend of everything. Average texture. A pretty good beer.
Koskela (189) - Marysville, California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I smell chocolate and a hint of something sweet. Smells pretty light bodied. A hazy brown color with little offwhite head. Very sweet medium bodied good carbonation. I feel e alcohol and i get a little sweetness from the licorice i think. Im not impressed with this ale but its not a horrible. Its a bit sweet for me for a brown but worth a try
argo0 (11085) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Small beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, rum, molasses, some caramel, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, orange, some molasses, rum, earthy, alcohol. Medium body, some stickiness.
ellolovey (404) - Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle shard with Unclemattie. Pours a hazy brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet malts, molasses, roasted malts, and booze. Taste is sweet and toasty malts with lots of sugar and molasses. Hints of rum from the aging. Nice sweet finish.