RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 2.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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ganache (5955) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2009
Bottle. Surprisingly yeasty nose with lemon and grainy pale malt makes me think I’ll be drinking a wit before the caramel and peat arrive. Tan soapy head on a amber-mahogany body rich in suspended sediment. Taste is strongly bitter, slightly sour, and [initially] very dry with aggressive peat and grapey malt. Caramel and husky grain, a little raisin which builds over time to a mild cloy. Flavor intensity here is a sledgehammer, with the pressing weight of alcohol providing the plus-size dress but little else to indicate its raw booziness. Too bad they skimped on nuance, could have had something here.

WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2008
12oz lets make this official. Saw this at Union Stations liquor store today. Pours orange with a tan head. Nose is slightly malty. Taste is a big old ehh. Sweet and a bit of cloying malt.

GMCC2181 (1611) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 18, 2008
My 100th beer brewed from Delaware. Bottle. Ruby red in color. Not much head. Aroma of malt and some cinnamon/brown sugar. Flavor is somewhat sugary, malty touch of caramel. A hidden bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium texture and carbonation. Not bad but nothing special.

michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2008
12oz. Bottle: Aroma is lightly sweet with notes of malts, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Poured copper/amber/light brown in color with a tiny tan head that disappeared immediately. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malts, caramel, toffee, slight smoke, slight tar, and slight nuts. Light to medium body. Sticky, chalky texture. Soft to average carbonation. Lightly sweet, malty, nuty, finish.

nuplastikk (6313) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2008
12oz bottle. Amber-orange color. Minimal creamy head. Amber malt aroma jumps out at you, a little pungent, perhaps due to age. The taste is malty sweet, with a smooth and faint spice flavor coming through as well. This might well be the yeast, which also imparts a mellow fruity twang to match the alcohol content, which remains a mystery with this one. Probably much better brewery fresh.

kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 29, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, bright orange-brown color; off-white head with patchy fine-bubbled lacing. Syrupy aroma showing candy sugar and maple syrup; slightly off and overly sweet. Average carbonation. Sticky cotton candy, sugar, and basic wet malts in a medium-to-full mouthfeel: decent enough heft and feel in the mouth, but the taste is unpleasant: metal, cardboard, and overly sticky; just not good and difficult to drink. Medium finish showing cardboard and sugar. Looks good, and that’s the best part.

guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Clear copper appearance with a small, off white head and a fair amount of lacing. Low keyed, malty, toffeeish aroma. Earthy, peaty taste with some soft fruit trailing behind. Light-to-medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel leading to a dry, slightly spicy, short lived finish.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2008
(12oz bottle) Medium off-white head that mostly dissipates. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, caramel, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some smoke, cherry/raisin, light metallic, alcohol. Medium body, some stickiness.

GvStraaten (5) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2007 does not count
Draft and bottle. This beer tastes just as good out of the bottle as is does on draught. Hints of caramel are apparent with subtle beechwood smokiness. Smooth, light body. My friends that claim to hate "dark beer" loved this brew. I do too.

urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Unremarkable. Sweet, but at least it has a light body. Not a lot going on, but not offensive.

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