Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a transparent brown color with a slowly moving carbonation rising to fill a slowly dissipating foamy/bubbly white/creamy head. Soft stringy lace with some bubbles.
The aroma took sweet caramel and cocoa malts to intertwine with some bready notes, light toast and brown sugar. Sly cherry sweetness.
The flavor copies the aroma pretty much spot on with a crisp bready contour aligning into the aftertaste and then has a quick semi-sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a fair sessionability about it. Moderate carbonation with the ABV seemingly to play appropriately with the feel - good.
Overall, nicely done old ale that I would have again. Leighton (21551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle at Sander’s place, NYC. Pours clear brown with a fine, beige cream head. Some sweet malts on the nose, nips of bread, caramel and cocoa. Medium sweet flavor, some cocoa, dry caramel, toast, brown sugar. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Some dry toast to finish, dirt, burnt leaves, light chocolate, dried fruits. Good stuff. j12601 (12700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep dark cola with ruby highlights and a medium sized tan head which drops off quickly. Thick and malty, big sweet old malt, plum and prune. Long smooth finish, nice lingering caramel sweetness. Nicely done. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle shared by kmweaver on 7/3/08: Porus a transparent dark copper with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Aroma of sweet toasty dark caramel malts with a touch of maple syrup and light tartness. Body starts with about average fullness and some sweet dark caramel ntoes along with a touch of light fruits and mild earthy bitterness. Has some milk chocolate and light fruity tartness toward the finish. 3fourths (9350) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Bottle shared by kmweaver. Nice raw maple syrup and wood aromas in the nose, with the flavor more of a strange and twangy resinous cherry and moss, some green, wet, damp moss throughout, stale apple and plum, some sort of semi-sweet-maybe-spoiled maple note, somewhat astringent and flabby on the tongue.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 3, 2008
22oz bottle, courtesy of jjpm74 (I think). Thanks, John! Pours a dark cola-brown color; light tan head with decent, fine-bubbled lacing. Loads of maple syrup and caramelized brown sugar in the aroma; so much maple syrup; generic bitterness and a soft vanilla note. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: relaxed carbonation; lots of maple syrup, again, caramel, and dried fruits; slightly watery at the edges, but dense maltiness otherwise; drinkable stuff. Medium mouthfeel: maple syrup, caramel, and dried fruits; some lingering sweetness. tjthresh (1873) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2008
22 ounce bottle from jjpm74. Pour is sort of a cherry cola or Dr Pepper brown/red with a big frothy beige head. The nose comes of very cardboard-ish, along with some hints of dried cherries, caramel, and maple. The flavor has some cardboard character too. Also over cooked caramel, and dark honey. Just enough hops to make it bitter. On the light side of medium body. Average carbonation. Dry finish. If I would have realized that this was only a 6% beer, I’d have drank it long ago. Not sure it would have made a difference though. Just OK. Aurelius (5383) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2008
Tannic. Ruddy brown. Fruity caramel tones, dark fruit, syrup. Pretty fair. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 2, 2008
Bomber. Pours brown with an off white head. Smells of caramel, roses, raisins. Tastes swet and chewy with some nice spicy elements. Not as full bodied as most of their other beers, but good. beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2007
Pours a clear brown color with a ring of creamy, light brown lace. Interesting aroma and flavor of peated malt and caramel. The body is light to medium with a liquorous texture and gentle carbonation.