JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2006
Cask at the brewery. Deep copper/brown beer with a thick, creamy, and persistent head. Dark toasted malt, light molasses and brown sugar, earthy and spicy with a light fruitiness. Only 16 IBUs, but on cask the bitterness is fairly prominent. Sweet malty flavour of molasses, dark toast and light cherry. Nice brew. Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours translucent bronze with an off-white head, aroma of sweet malts, citrus, alcohol, and hops. Flavor is sweet, fruity, bitter finish. just ok i didn’t like the bitterness. beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2006
Bottle. Dark orange brown pour. Malty aged aroma and flavors, some amounts of caramel, and fairly dry. I think all of this was due to the fact that the beer had been in cellar for a while. Don’t do this - this beer doesn’t cellar too well. If this beer was fresh and not cellared, even worse. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 7, 2006
Poured a clear dark copper colorwith a small beige head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel and some paper notes. The beer has a malty flavor with mild acidity and then a dry lightly bittered finish. Actually at the end of a fairly long finish this gets very dry. Sammy (12205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2006
Hoppy and initially tasty and drinkable. Body on the thin side. A bit of spice not much. Low alcohol a plus..I can get another beer in. Average beer overall, easy to drink. OK to have once. Balance of bitterness and sweetness on the latter. Expiry June 2006.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2006
pour translucent bronze with a 2 finger thick off-white head, aroma of sweet malts, citrus, alcohol, and hops. Flavor is sweet, fruity, slightly bitter hoppy. Good body, good brew. omhper (25134) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 20, 2006 Bottled. Clear ruby, average head. Soapy orangey hop aroma. Medium sweet with clean mouthfeel. Hop driven with big crystal malt character. Spicy orangey finish with good bitterness. frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Chestnut color with a small light brown head. Caramel malts, and some grassy hops in the aroma. Lightly sweet, notes or roast and chocolate malts. Moderate bitterness keeping things in balance. Light caramel notes. Spicy hop finish. DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 13, 2006
(12 oz bottles: Obtained in trades with hopscotch and shadey, thanks Eric and Shane!) Purchase before Jun, 2006. The nose is hoppy, grassy, caramely and malty, but not all that sweet. Caramely maltiness is moderately sweet-tasting and lightly roasty, but hops is clearly in evidence as well, both in actual flavor and in the moderate, balancing level of bitterness. Medium-full bodied and gently carbonated, but the beer deposits a slick, oily coating in my mouth, though I don’t taste its usual cause. Medium brown color with near-perfect clarity. Two fingers of light-tan head gradually settles to a thin, but complete layer, leaving a dense foam on the glass. A nice, simple winter beer. PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2006
Decent Winter Ale, Very dark, hints of chocolate in the mix, with nice burnt malt and hops aftertaste. Good for a snowy evening!