douglas88 (9789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2009
On tap at East End Brewing during the big tasting. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head. The aroma is earthy, nutty, toasted malts and caramel. The flavor is very similar; a nice earthy brown malt dominated brew, lots of sweet chocolate and biscuit flavors. Very quaffable and nice. sirpsycho (396) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Draft @ The Headkeeper. Pours a nice, clear brown color, slight wisp of head. Aroma is malt and touches of caramel. Malt, nut and caramel/toffee are present in the flavor profile. finish is malty and has just a touch of oilyness to it. boto (2283) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Draught @ The Headkeeper: This one pours a fairly opaque brown, with almost no head on it. The aroma is mainly malty, with a whiff of nuttiness in there also. The flavor is very similar to the aroma. Matly, with some nuttiness and a hint of chocolate. Tasty, and an easy drinker. JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Sample at East End. Hazy brown pour with a medium tan head. Malty aroma with some caramel, but not much else going on. Noble hop characteristics that give it a lagery feel. Malty flavor with a bit of nuts, a hint of roast and more of that lagery character. Cybercat (6334) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Comes out of the tap a rich warm brown, barely translucent, with a fairly thick pale tan head. Aroma is rich and malty with hints of cinnamon, smoke and caramel. Flavor is mainly malty and has nutty, smoky and spicy tones - one can really taste how the malt is roasted. Texture is smooth and very pleasing.
keepersj12 (3142) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Very good brown. Aroma of roast malt. Dark brown with a small head. Falvor is typical malt with a bit of hops. Good aftertaste. joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2008
dark brown with no head. very unattractive appearance. flavor is very bitter who without much malt flavor. awful beer michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Cask: Aroma of graham crackers, nuts, wood, malts, and moist potting soil. Poured very dark brown in color with a medium to large, thin, rocky, wispy, oatmeal colored head that lasted throughout. Good lacing. Lightly sweet flavor. Tastes of nuts, wood, malts, and some chocolate. Medium body. Chewy and chalky texture. No carbonation. Nutty and malty finish. ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Cask @ Zeno’s. Hazy brown body with no head. The nose is light with some raisins, dough and some caramel. The flavor is lightly sweet, light bitter with raisins, toffee and watery tea. Medium/light body is thin with light carbonation. 3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2008
Cask @ Zeno’s. Brown, no head. Mild nose of chocolate malt and bread, but it’s extremely faint and very bland smelling so it’s difficult to judge this one at all. Sadly the flavor isn’t any better - weak, pallid, empty, with a watery texture as well. Disappointing.