Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 2, 2017 Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle I brought back from CT - not quite as good as when I had it on tap, but close. Cloudy brown with a thin beige head. Interesting nose of caramel, earth and a touch of chocolate and pine. Solid chocolaty earth flavors with a lingering earthy finish. Really dug this beer!
The appearance was a murky dark orange close to brown color with a cap of a little white foamy head that fell off at a moderate pace. Not much lace.
The aroma had some sweet malty tones of caramel/toffee, light nuts, some herbal to grassy hop character and ended with a little bit of earthiness.
The flavor was malty dry sweet with the herbal and earthy components trying to blend but mostly stayed somewhat separated. Lingering aftertaste of the maltiness. Long malty finish.
The palate was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt low but expected. ABV felt secure and expected.
Overall, pretty decent beer to me as it seemed clean, but also didn’t have the peat or smoke I normally associate with the style, so that kinda takes a little bit of a hit. kevd193213 (991) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Draught. Light amber caramel pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, faint brown sugar, toffee and plums. Medium body with a warming alcohol finish. closey22 (1946) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Cloudy opaque reddish brick brown no head; aroma is malty sweet notes of wild berries; flava is malty sweet notes of molasses; feels medium to thick slight fizz; finishes tangy malty dry hayduke (5207) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 17, 2016
This was sent to me by Strykzone in a trade. Pour dark brown with a tan head Malty nose with dark ripe fruit. Some chocolate as well .Full body. Very rich flavor with a lot of fruit. Really nice. ThirstyBird (2925) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2015
Many thanks to Will, pours a dark brown with orange highlights. The smell is brown sugar, rich fruit. The taste is cherry Tootsie Pop, brown sugar, rich fruit. The body is light/medium body with tight carbonation.
Strykzone (7358) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Very dark with just a little red. A tan ring. Rich fruity malts in the aroma. Dark fruit, very rich malts, and toffee are all tasted early. It is kind of like a fruit cake and it is a bit bready. Also a little like chocolate covered cherries. A dry bitterness begins to emerge and is somewhat a chemical effect. A good winter warmer of a beer. redtechnj (315) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Appearance- Cloudy chocolate brown with a tan head, not much head that quickly disappeared with little lacing.
Aroma- Sweet malts, candy, caramel, spices,brown sugar,dates, slight cherry scent.
Flavor- Dark fruits, caramel, spices, cherry, malty. nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2015
On tap in Reading Terminal Market, pours a murky brown with some thin white head. Nose is odd, spice, candy sugar, some root vegetables, maybe even a little cooked squash. Flavor follows, cloves, all spice, candy, toffee. Boozy finish. Reminded me of a bad dubbel. Makes for an even worse scotch. rocbyter (2124) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Malt and sweet nutty aroma. Dark amber color with a medium tan head. Light bitter flavor throughout. Lightly creamy palate in the finish. boto (2211) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Draught: This one pours a clear, dark copper color. There was a small off white head. It has a good malty nose. Caramel, toffee, some fruits. The taste is good. Just a bit more than medium bodied. Toffee, caramel, a hint of chocolate, maybe some raisins. Some hop notes also that kept the sweetness down. Nice.