Tmoney99 (15116) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Bottle from Party Source. Pours clear dark brown with a moderate frothy light brown head that is mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium toasted tart sweet malty aroma. Medium body. Medium roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 25, 2007
In the bottle at the Hy Vee Oktoberfest beer tasting 2008. This was an oddly sour beer. Dark brown with no head. Kind of thin for a Breck. This grows on you as it warms. Has a slightly nutty and sweet finish. patrick767 (4474) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2007
bottle - An Old Ale? Really? Oh well, I guess it doesn’t really matter. It pours dark brown with a one finger, lingering head. The aroma is of toasty caramel malt. It has a sweet caramel malt led flavor with minimal hops. The body is light but not too watery. It’s a fairly good quaff. stretchfest (80) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Bottle. The beer is clear, but very dark, similar to black coffee. The head is very thin, but creamy and lasts the whole beer. Malty and caramel smell. The taste is malty, nutty, and a little chocolatey. Bitter finish. Feels wonderful in the mouth. cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2007
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquor - Pours a clear dark brown color with a half finger thick light tan head. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma is light roasted malt and light spicey herbal hops. Flavor is lightly spiced caramel malt. Medium body. Has a slight lingering aftertaste. Worth a try.
BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2007
A very nice looking Red with an adequate head, lace and longevity. It has a sweet yet moldy fresh earth aroma. I noticed the body before the flavor. It’s thick and finishes with just enough tackiness to hold the malt flavor. There’s a slight tangy flavor that you find on the edges of your tongue that lends a refreshing note to it. It’s an interesting beer and worth revisiting every “Autumn”. msjacilynn (26) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Bottle. Pours deep brownish-red with little head. Mild nutty smell. Taste of toasted malt, yeast, carmel and mild fruit. Very fine beer and great for fall! KAF (2773) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Very dark amber in pour with very little head. Some vinegar on the nose and roasted nuts. Kind of sharp sour flavor with some dried fig and an earthy finish. kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 22, 2007
12oz bottle, courtesy of tjthresh. Thanks, Tom! Pours a clear, very dark cola color; fluffy, light tan head with great retention and lacing that coats the glass; a beautiful pour. Candy sugar and cola and toasted malts in the aroma; mildly sticky maltiness. Medium mouthfeel: solid malt core (maple syrup, dried red fruits: made me think "scotch ale") without much stickiness; very drinkable and well-composed autumn beer; light mineral hop bitterness on the perimeter. Some darker fruits and toasted malts appear in the finish. Unexpectedly good. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
clear very dark red, wispy beige head, streaks of lace,
sweet dark caramel aroma with a nice fruity character balanced by light earthy hops,
rich sweet fruity flavor, nice dark caramel character, light bitterness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20