argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Hazy copper body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin, grapefruit, some vinous. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin, caramel, some grapefruit, light plum, alcohol warming. Medium body, some stickiness.
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap-pours a dissipating tan head and copper/red color. Aroma is medium fruit, spice, some medium malt. Taste is spice, tart fruit-cherry/apple.
Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A deep copper amber ale with a thick moka head. In aroma, butterscotch, oily and cloying. In mouth, a sweet nutty and musty malt with light nutmeg, vanilla, oily, cloying. On tap at Sunset Grill, Jan. 16 2011.
Sammy (8351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mouth creamy, malt job. Malt in aroma. Not bad but finishable only if very thirsty. A tad of dryness.1900th bottle review
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to my buddy Mike for holding onto a bottle of this for me. Deep amber beer with a thick tan head. Aroma is quite sweet and fruity. Light red berries and even a hint of pine/spruce tips as well. The aroma also shows a soft toasted almond nuttiness. Sweet and fruity with a lightly toasty character. Softly chewy with a good balance. Lovely brew.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to AirForceHops: Pours a clear deep copper amber with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a rich toasted dark caramel nose with some earthy hoppiness and a hint of black cherries. Starts with pretty good fullness and chewy toasted caramel malts with an herbal grassy hop bitterness and a touch of peat and light oxidation before a drier, muddled slightly astringent bittersweet finish. Pretty true to style, just not as clean tasting as I’d prefer.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with a white head. Smells of sage, earthm tea, some dark fruit. Tastes spicy and peppery with some earthy hints, caramel and a restrained, fruity finish.
thornecb (4289) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown into a snifter. Off-white head quickly recedes to hug rim. Butterscotch aromas. Sweet butterscotch upfront turning sour in the lasting bready finish.
TheEpeeist (3272) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Clear rusty brown with a puffy tan head. Nose hints at mulled wine with raisin. Medium body with a coating mouthfeel and fuzzy carb. Taste is spruce, blackberry and caramel. Bitter greens aftertaste a disappointment.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by JoeMcPhee. Thanks! Pours amber in color, good clarity, with an off white head. Smells of diacteyl, butterscotch notes and peppery hop character. Creamy carbonation. Light caramelized malt base in the flavor. Sweet and spicy malt character with some bitterness reminiscent of fruit skins. Finishes with a peppery bitterness. A bit simple and off.