CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2010
Pours a deep brown with a good clarity, good head, and some lace. The aroma is mildly roasty with some honey and some molasses with a light floral note. The flavor is a bit high on alcohol with some good nuttiness, molasses, some mild tart notes, all around a nice malty beer. . gyllenbock (9175) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2010
Clear brown with a medium tan head.
Aroma is malt. caramel, some hops and chocolate.
Flavor of biscuits, some roasted malt, dried fruits. A little thin and easy to drink. Quite low carbonation. Short aftertaste. Nothing special. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Nisse666 (7419) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2010
Date: January 03, 2010
Source: Tasting, Cellar Ticker
Appearance: clear brown with ruby edges, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, light caramel sweetness, touch of earthyness
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, dark caramel sweetness brings out the chocolate, light nutty character, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Brun. Fudgeig, torkad frukt, maltig doft.
Maltig, rund, honung och rostad malt smak.
Lång rostad eftersmak. liinis (1770) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2010
Damn what a disappointment. as if it was watered down. Has nothing into it.
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Aroma of caramel and banana, color is clear dark reddish brown with a head that is minuscule and dissipates quickly. Flavor is a boring, astringent malt. Like a pumpernickel bread, but not as delicious. Kind of lame-o. Bottle from Lucky Liquors, Miami. ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Appearance: Pours out a darkened, brownish-red body with a modestly-sized, sudsy, off-white head.
Smell: Toasted dark bread and some dark caramel alongside fruity hints of raisins and dried apricots. Alright, movin’ on!
Taste: A sweet taste of the syrup glazed crusts of dark bread. Hint of nuts. Sadly, there’s a slight lacquery tone, giving the impression it has more than the listed 5.3% ABV. Small dusting of cocoa powder. A carryover of fruitiness from the aroma. Mild hop character and bitterness. Drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation.
Drinkability: Average but accessible, though one I’ll have to pass. I enjoyed the monkey shenanigans story on the label more than anything else. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2010
50cL bottle. Medium brown color. Tan head. Rich caramel aroma with a touch of mustiness. Flavor of toasted malts, light caramel. Nice fruitiness. A bit of earthy hops and spice in the finish. Light tannins. Simple and mellow. John_C (20) - USA - JAN 7, 2010
[Pint, J.D.W. Cuthbert Brodrick - Leeds, 07/01/10] Good looking dark ruby red colour in the glass. Nose indistinct with notes of caramel malts. Flavour much better; juicy, fruity malts, caramel, perhaps toffee. Alcohol makes its presence known in a pleasant, warming way. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied. A good, well rounded beer. shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pours a rich amber color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, toast, grain, roast, some chocolate, minty, and slightly floral. Flavor is caramel, nutty, toast, roast, some chocolate, and a bitter earthy finish.