Oakes (18543) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2008
Bright chestnut. Slightly toasty nose. Palate is nice - some nutty notes, hints of cocoa and accents of chocolate. Fairly complex, rounded character with earthy hops. Ratman197 (15220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel and light nuts. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, light cola and a hint of nuts with a crisp lingering cocoa finish. BeerandBlues2 (13704) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Bottle received via trade with daknole. Pours clear brown with an average, rocky, off-white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, roasted grain), light hops (herbs), average yeast (leather) with notes of date, apple, and cola. Light bodied, oily texture, average carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness. Dogbrick (13547) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Sample at Nona Tap Room. Pours a clear pale brown color with a medium thin light beige head that dissipates steadily to a wispy film. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and slight hops. Light-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, roasted nuts and mild hops. The finish is sweet with a short grainy malt aftertaste. Average overall. bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2012
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, and grain. Flavor of cocoa, grain, roasted malt, caramel, earth, and nuts with a moderately dry finish.
j12601 (13035) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Bottle courtesy of daknole, thanks man. Pours a clear light brown, a little like rootbeer, with a medium tanned beige head. Aromas of toasted malt, grain, and burnt nuts. A bit thin, some roast malt, a slight bit of acrid graininess. Finishes with a light bitter. Tough to finish. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2008
12oz bottle acquired in trade with daknole (thanks!). Poured a deep amber to light brown, lightly hazy, and a small sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, roast, and lightly nutty. Tastes of roast, chocolate, and nuttly. Thinner tastes and body. Lively body. jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2010
@FBGBF-12oz bottle-pours an off white ring for a head and copper color. Aroma is roasty/peat-medium malt. Taste is roasty/peat-medium malt, secondary earthy hops. hopscotch (11182) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2007
Bottle... Clear, light copper ale with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Excellent retention. Cookie and biscuit nose with some toffee and light earthiness. The flavor is moderately bitter with some light cardboard oxidation. Light to medium-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel. Lengthy, lightly bitter finish. Too bitter for the style. More malt please! daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Bottle from Total Wine. THis is an ok beer, a tad underrated. Brown pour with a whitish head. A nutty aroma is follwed by a malty, nutty flavor. Some hops balance it out a bit. Not the best beer in the world, but certainly drinkable.