Tmoney99 (14376) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle at Cock & Bull Pub. Poured a hazy brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, nuts and earthy aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy earthy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is another standout brew.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2008
(1L handbottle, thank Retorp) Medium brown head atop cola black body. Aroma is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, caramel, some roast, cattiness, chocolate. Tasate is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pineapple/catty, roast, rye chocolate. Medium body, some chewiness. BeerandBlues2 (13213) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 3, 2009
GABF 2009. Pours brown with a large creamy light brown head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, nutty), average hop (grass, flowers), average yeast (leather, earth) with notes of dates and raisin. Medium bodied, gritty texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2009
( 750ml bottle, 9% abv version, courtesy of BMan1113VR ) Pours a hazy amber-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, pine, grass, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor of cocoa, citrus, rye, roastiness, oatmeal, and caramel malt. Dogbrick (12936) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle at Redlight Redlight. This brew pours a deep dark brown color with a medium thick beige head that dissipates slowly. Small patches of lacing. The aroma is bready malts, chocolate and oak. Full, smooth body with flavors that change sip to sip. Notes of cocoa, earthy malt, caramel and tart fruit throughout. The finish is rich and malty with a fruity aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
crossovert (12667) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Old rate, 750ml bottle, this one wa messy, cocoa, bitterness, randomness, just quirky. hopdog (12445) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2009
750ml bottle. Poured a deeper brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of rye, some oats, earthiness, and floral hoppiness. Tastes of the same floralness, oats, and rye. jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2010
750ml bottle @Suttree’s Nothing else to do TN Gathering. Thanks Mike via Phil-pours a tight retaining light tan head and hazy brown/orange color. Aroma is yeast, orange, spice/rye/grain. Taste is yeast, orange, spice/rye/grain/wood.
Sammy (12102) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2011
On tap at Rattle ’n’ Hum Cigar City event. Hoppy aroma. Dark colour, some lacing. Imperial brown ale, lots of hop, above average mouthfeel. Citrus taste. Good not great. Decent drinkability. Pinball (12062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2011
botttle,shared by plovmand.
cloudy brown, smooth light brown head.
mild roasted styffy aroama,
flavor is licorice, roasted stuff , hoppy balance, caramel, very well balanced.