PorterPounder (7968) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl. - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Pours a very dark cola-like brown with a soft, silky off-white head. Aroma has some eggy notes, a hint of milk chocolate. Flavor has some nuttiness, a hint of bittersweet chocolate, some potting soil. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky. Very enjoyable and tasty. Chudwick (3207) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2013
12oz bottle - pours ruby brown with ivory head and decent lacing. Nose is roasted caramel. flavor adds light chocolate. Light sweetness and moderate chocolate bitterness. refreshing and crisp. Easy to drink. ajnepple (6606) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2013
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with a light tan head, decent retention and lacing. Mild aroma of biscuits, bread, sweet malts, chocolate and light hops. Light to medium body with a creamy smooth feel. Medium sweetness and light bitterness. Chocolate malty flavor. Not too bad. Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - MAR 15, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2013 12 oz. bottle- Pours dark red to brown with a one finger light tan head that reduces to a collar and some lace. Aroma is roasted malts and some nut. The taste is nutty, creamy, delicious actually, roasted malts and a hint of campfire. Body is medium, creamy, carbonation is medium high, finish is very smooth. I really enjoyed this beer, sounded somewhat boring at first, but was impressed. jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small, beige head. Roasted malt aroma with hints of chocolate and caramel. Roasted malt flavor with chocolate, caramel and a hint of nuts. Similar, slightly dry, finish. Drinkable but a little bland.
TAR (2761) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Blackened crimson. Pasty well-sustained caramel-hued froth. Decent aroma of tobacco, cacao nibs, creamed coffee, chocolate wafer cookie, raisin, burnt malt hulls, and peppery hops. Overtly fruity and metallic, with an early body-hindering onset of husky malt (burnt popcorn) and unripe plum acidity. The faintest glimpse of fresh-tasting malt is overshadowed by a moderate amount of tangy esters. Malt continues to lifelessly exude with a papery limpness, with virtually no soundness of structure or sharp definition to combat the prevalent sugariness. Earthy hop tickle emerges as subtle toffee and unsweetened chocolate attempt to salvage things. Finishes with an instant-iced-tea dullness and stewed sugar sweetness trailed by a considerable glow of warming alcohol. As with their "Session" line, this comes off as very cookie-cutter and generic. Malt resembles that of low-quality grain, and the notes of metal and fruitiness combined with the strong presence of alcohol make this too unclean to drink much of. No glaring flaws, though…it just feels like it needs to brewed with a little more intention. cblado (298) - Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown color. (If it poured another color I’d check the label.) Smooth caramel notes. Overall a solid beer. Gription79 (2891) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Nutty, smoky, toast. There is a slight metallic taste. Hint of fruit, yeast maybe? Overall it is not terrible, but there is no need for me to try it again. Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a medium brown color with a small head. The nose has a hint of roast but not much else. It comes across as an average brown ale that’s a little thin on the tongue. There is a hint of hops with a little dark malt character with a light to medium body. It lacks character and flavor, but is a thirst quencher. Sledutah (7524) - Utah, USA - MAR 4, 2013
12oz bottle from the state store. Pours dark brown with a small beige head, light lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, smokey and nutty. Taste is dark malts, caramel, grainy and nutty. OK, some metallic.