VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - DEC 13, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2008 Draft at the brewpub - Poured a dark reddish brown in color with a small tannish head. Aroma is weak of roasted malts and faintly sweet. Flavor is also weak with roasty malt, sweetness and slight toffee. Almost seems watered down... very thin... not a particularly good effort...
jcwattsrugger (12136) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap-pours an off white head that bubbles and dark reddish brown color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-toffee, nutty, roasty, some dark fruit. Taste is light body, medium malt-toffee, hint of hops, fruit. OK carbonation.
MaBeer1972 (1789) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On-tap in Burlington. Nice light brown color, medium body. Very flavorful, along the lines of a Sam Smith’s... great session brew. I was pleased with this one. Great with the smoky pizzas (flatbreads) sold here.
DYCSoccer17 (3620) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 16, 2006
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
4 ounce sample on tap at the brewpub. Roasted, slightly sweet chocolate aroma with some maltiness in the nose. I detect a slight vinousness as well. Pretty quaffable. Transparent cola-color with a small light tan head. Mild toasted maltiness present to start. Minor hints of chocolate follow. Finishes watery, bland, flavorless, and unenjoyable.
muzzlehatch (4576) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught pint at the brewpub. Deep translucent cherry-mahogany color with a lasting wisp of head....faint dry, nutty, lightly caramelized aroma with hints of ash coming in late....body is very, very dry, easily the driest example of the style I can remember, ashy and woody with hints of toasted pecans....fairly bitter towards the long finish, no sugar presence at all, it’s completely attenuated....ending is sort of papery and thin. Hmm, a strange beast this, and not one I really want again.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Robe brune surmontée d’une mince mousse blanche. Arômes de fumé, de caramel et de malt torréfié. Saveurs de malt torréfié et de céréales. Aqueuse.
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance:Clear brown,small head...