mabuzzer (804) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2017
10oz at the brewery. Dark brown, with a thin, off white head. Sweet alcohol aroma, flavour is toffee, raisins, whisky. Served far too cold, got better as it warmed up Lubiere (13796) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2017
A reddish copper brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light peated notes, grassy hops, light mineral notes, pleasant. In mouth, a nice nutty caramel malt with light grassy hops, light mineral notes, light peated notes, interesting. On tap at Syracuse Winter Brewfest 2017. adasko (2232) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 15, 2015
Aromat słodowy, słodki, przyjemny. Prezencja super piana, ciemna miedz. Mętny. Gesty, słodowy, słodki. Ciekawy. adamhorror (84) - USA - JAN 17, 2014
Plum and raisin scents, sweet malty overtones. Deep black in color. Small head poured from 12 oz bottle. Initial taste is burnt sugar and caramel which quickly subsides into a malty whiskey aftertaste that clings to the tongue. The lingering effects of sip after sip leaves a tingle on the tongue similar to scotch whiskey. Very different mouthfeel and very welcomed during colder months.
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Bottle courtesy of Doodler poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, carmel, molasses, whiskey, vanilla and oak. Palate was medium bodied anmd smooth. Flavors of toffee, carmel, whiskey, light molasses, light vanilla and a hint of oak with a smooth lingering carmel finish.
douglas88 (9059) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark brown color with hints of red, a small off-white head. The aroma is sweet berries and caramel, alcohol heat hits you. The aroma is very robust almost pushing toward some of the fruity malt driven Belgian Ales or a Barley Wine. The flavor is very nice; sweet nutty and fruity malts, toffee, loads of sweetness here, hefty, a big brew! This is a hell of a Summer seasonal. Very much dominated by sweet sugars and dark fruity malts. Very good. Quite hot. deyholla (11505) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear amber brown with a light brown head that starts at the edges and remains. Aroma is full of sweet malts with caramel, biscuit and cookies with a bit of backing alcohol. Flavor starts with some sweet bread and grows in sweetness with cookies, caramel and a hit of chocolate. A bit of an alcohol burn in the finish. A bit sweet for my liking. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of some light smoke, caramel, some sweet malty undertones. Tastes full bodied with some light peaty hints, sweet caramel, and a nice spicy finish. yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2008
TAP NY 2008. Dark in color with a little head. Aroma is very sweet initailly leading me to talk to the brewery. They caramelize the malt without liquid before the boiling. Brings out nice sweetness in aroma and taste. Some mellow smoke and the aldohol is hidden well. Great 1st beer of the day. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2008
TAP NY 08. Deep reddish brown in color with a medium off white head. Aroma is caramel, a touchof smoke, and mild roast. Taste is caramel, some light fruity esters, with a touch of smoke and some light roast. A bit of alcohol in the finish. not bad.