Bulk_Carrier (5927) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - MAY 16, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a brown color with a small white foamy head that cleared off at a gentle pace. Sly lace.
The aroma had some soft sweet nuts, light milk chocolate, earthiness, some citrus, woodiness and a touch of raisins.
The flavor leaned into the nuts and chocolate at first and developed more of the earthiness as it warmed. Aftertaste was slightly sweet through the nuts and chocolate. Finish was quick, mainly sweet.
The feel was just a touch under medium bodied, pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt good.
Overall, the more I sipped this one, the more I thought that citrusy portion was different, but couldnít place my finger on it at the time. Still, Iíd have again if I could get it.
DocLock (10574) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Caponeís. Pours turbid dark brown, not Carolina mud brown but the color brown your grandfather used to wear when he forced you to go to Catholic mass with him, but then snuck upstairs to the choir area so you could hide somewhat. Nose is scotch malty, with figgy fruitm hops, and mild citrus. Tastes of vienna/scotch malt, cacao, bready, with notes of pumpernickel, citrus, mild spice.
italianjohn (3094) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very cloudy brown pour looks murky and kind of nasty thin off white head .... aroma is similar to their brown ale very roasted with a bit of citrusy fruits (clementines) .... taste was of roasted malts with a citrusy tartness mix of tastes are both there .... they also said raisins were added in this brew but I didnít really get any of the dark fruity angle .... finish was dry, roasted and of tart clementines