alexfranko (7) - - FEB 28, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice ruby, dark amber color with a decent head. Nutty, malty smell. Malty and sweet taste little to no hop flavor. This is a great session beer. Nice malty and dark drinkable beer.
bmoosey (53) - Richmond, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent everyday drinking beer. Overall smell is a "regular" beer. No smells that really standout. The taste reminded me of similar qualities of a Scottish ale. Good everyday drinking beer.
gerrware (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with light head. Smells neutral but nutty. First taste is like a Porter and then it’s all ale from there on. I could crush a couple of these after a long day of work. Great find.
lewishr1 (4) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2014 does not count
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Great brown ale. Good color. Goes down like a rich porter and finishes like an ale.
Lightrider (241) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle into an ale glass. Pour is a ruby with a fine head. Aroma is on the low side, but malt. Taste is a bitter malt. Finish is a bitter.
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
FROM NOTES: October 22, ’13.
A: Toasted bread, caramel malts, slight nuttiness, and a faint earth hoppiness.
A: Pours a dark red color with a bit of haziness to the body while the head is a one finger off-white color.
T: Toasty malts, nutty, grainy, slight smoke.
P: : Medium and full.
O: Decent malt bomb, very sessionable.
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chestnut brown pour with a small tan head. Just a ring of lace is left in he glass. Nutty, fruity aroma with a touch of toast. The flavor is toasted grain, light chocolate, dark fruit, and finishing full. Easy drinking and nothing special. Decent at best.
can8ianben (1285) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown color, leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Really smooth and very malt-forward. Faint dry bitter finish.
Theydon_Bois (6459) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Eulogy Tavern, PHL, 30/11/13.
Dark chestnut brown with a moderate light beige covering.
Nose is toffee, bready malts, biscuit, pinch of spice.
Taste comprises bready malt, toffee, bread dough, touch of dark fruit, earthy.
Medium bodied, prickly carbonation - over cooked.
Adequate mild but nothing I’d want to return to.
DrSilverworm (4732) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, thanks to Scott. Bottling date appear to read 09/19/13. Totally clear sort of auburn brown red color. Little grayish white head, leaves good splotches and ropes of lace. Good chocolately, toasty malt character. Maybe a slight metallic emptiness in the aroma. Smooth, soft, light to moderate strength carbonation. Lightly dry fish, lighter body. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, little sweetness. Great English-style dark session ale. Was very good to wash my sandwich down with.