Drake (11576) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a slightly hazy purplish brown color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, caramel and nuts. Taste is very similar, but with some bitter hop notes and faint fruits as well. Thin-medium bodied. Decent.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2010
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Cavie. Sour apple and spinach aroma. Vegetation taste, malts, grapes, roasted nuts. Creamy.
Cavie (4302) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear ruby red pour. Foamy white head. Very earthy sweet smell. Lots of heavy fruit with clay and chemical cleaner. Taste is somewhat flat and bitter with a tea leaf kinda flavor. Bitter finish, like chewing on a dry tea-leaf directly.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Amber but more brown with little off-white head. Aroma is of caramel mostly with nuts and toasty maltiness. Flavor is similar but a little grainy... not enough bitter to finish.
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark amber pour. lingering head. tastes buttery, roasted malts, with a cinnamin flavor. sessionable.
douglas88 (8318) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a murky brown/red with a medium white head. The aroma is nutty sugary notes. A sweet flavor; lots of toasted malts, sugary sweet flavor and nuts. Sort of hot and strong. Decent. An odd mild ale.
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle that I received as part of a Christmas gift from my friend Paul. Pours a mostly clear reddish amber with a moderate off-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left bits of lace. Mild but pleasant aroma of malt and just a bit of citrus. The flavor is predominantly malt with with some light bitterness at the finish. This is a nice problem-free beer that is very sessionable.
bigbobdog (39) - USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep copper color. Small head. Aroma is of malt. Very easy to drink and enjoyable.
tmoreau (3624) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared beer club 12 oz. bottle. Poured a clear, amber/brown with a modest, light tan foam to the head, and spots of the clingy foam as lacing. The aroma was a pleasant, moderate caramel malt scent. The flavor added a bit of roastiness, a touch of sweetness, and light bitterness and finishing dryness. Underwhelming but decently sessionable.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. deep caramel colored. caramel malt filled aroma. taste is sweeter malts, caramel malts, medium richness. Medium mouthfeel. too sweet for me. OK