jtclockwork (17069) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s RBSG 2010. Pours brown. Nose is oak, bourbon, molasses and brown sugars. Taste is light nuts, molasses, brown sugars and a dry finish. Tmoney99 (14846) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy brown color with an average creamy light brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and dark fruit aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2010
22oz bottle. Small beige head atop cloudy copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin/plum, caramel, some earthy/wood, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, plum/raisin, grapefruit/earthy, caramel, light alcohol/alcohol warming. Cherry slips into the flavor as the beer warms. Medium-full body, somewhat sticky. Quite nice as a sipping beer, such that the 22oz bottle is best shared. Drake (14058) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Bomber from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy orange tinted brown color with a thin tan head. Decent head retention and not much lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee, nougat, spicy citrus hops. The taste is toffee, bitter hops and a weird sugary candylike note, similar to gumdrops. Medium-full bodied. Meh. crossovert (13724) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2011
15th Anniversary ale.
It pours a deep rubyish brown with a foamy tan head.
The smell is rich and malty. Mostly caramel with a hint of cocoa. There is some notes of port and dark fruitiness.
The flavor isn’t bad. It is smooth and malty. There is a bit of off-flavor at first but it mellows out. There are notes of pine and chocolate along with caramel and dark fruits.
This is a surprisingly good brew. It isn’t too alcoholic like I was fearing, I aged it for awhile and it was a one-off so if you are still holding on to it you are holding on to something that will probably get better with more age.
bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 2, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of travita) Pours a clear mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, peat, earth, and toasted grain. Flavor of caramel malt, earth, apple, peat, and raisins with a bitter finish. j12601 (13027) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Bottle at Ryan’s hotel room tasting after session one of EBF in Boston. Pours a hazy light brown with a thin white head. Vinyl, plastic, smells like a kiddy pool. Tastes like it smells, gross oxidized, and full of plastic. Bitter finish. jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2010
@RichmondX Gathering Thanks butters-22oz bottle-pours a dissipating tan head and copper color. Aroma is dark fruit, medium malt-bread, secondary spice hops. Taste is dark fruit, medium malt-bread, spice hops. BVery (11209) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Tap. Clear amber pour, small white head. Aroma of earth, malt, and biscuits. Tqste is similar, with medium mouthfeel. hopscotch (11180) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Bottle… Lightly hazy, fairly dark, cherry-colored ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Great retention. Malty, fruity nose – fruitcake and dates – with a lesser note of fallen wood. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and gentle carbonation. The flavor leans slightly on the bitter side of balance. Fruity with roasted malts and earthy, woody hops. Lengthy, moderately bitter finish.