SanfordBrewer (1585) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2009
(br-btl, wh-lbl)rm0312 (36) - Idaho, USA - MAY 10, 2007
lct-cpr, §co2, §head, med-body, co2 T1, §malt hoppy T2, §musty T3.
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2007 From the bottle into a pint glass - Dark brown with a light frothy head that dissipated quickly but retained a nice lacing. Very good aroma, nice mellow bready toffee flavor with a touch of caramel. Very good beer. jerohen (2319) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2003
Mmm, i'm disappionted by seeing all these low ratings, i thought it was quite nice. Clear brown, some coffee and roasted malts in aroma and flavour. Dry finish. DocLock (10835) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Bottle from State Line. Dark brown color with aroma of caramel malt, some brown sugar, figs, toffee. Medium palate with flavors of roasty caramel malt, slight nuts, brown sugar, and some toffee and backup hops late. BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Pours a murky dark brown with some ruby highlights. Has a small off white rocky head. Aromas of fruit and licorice, with a bready biscuity maltiness. Really rich and easy to drink.
jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2002
The thick creamy head mellows out to a thin foam. Appearance is a dark coffee brown with reddish tints. A spicy malt nose with what I think is spinach. Nice roasted malts creates a subtle yet complex flavor. Very dry aftertaste. mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Malty caramel chocolate aroma.Dark amber appearance with small head.Well balanced sweet dry malty chocolate flavor with a slight grape kool aid taste to it. Enniskillen (2060) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Brown with a nice off white head. Aroma is chocolate, smoke, light roastiness, yeast, raisins. Taste is raisin, toffee, caramel, chocolate, light smokiness. DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 18, 2006
(500 ml bottle: $2.59 at Hollingshead Deli in Orange, CA) First off, according to the imprinted date, this beer was bottled on the 14th day of, hey wait, the month and year on the brown label have blocked out! Every other part of the label is shiny except those two white blocks. I’m less than pleased. Pouring the beer, carbonation is pretty low, as the thin head is mostly a few large bubbles along with a ring and partial sheen. The beer itself is light brown in color and fairly clear. Both the flavor and nose are heavily earthy, but also very malty, caramely, toasty, mildly sweet and gently bitter. A bit of slight oxidation and breadiness are present in the finish. Medium bodied, somewhat dry on the palate, lightly carbonated mouthfeel. This is almost certainly a very old bottle, but it’s held up remarkably well. Aside from the obvious earthiness, it’s quite pleasant and doesn’t show significant signs of oxidation and no cardboard. Decent. But I’m still pissed that the date’s been blocked out. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Toasty aroma, with some dark fruits, brown sugar and maple syrup. The flavor is a little light and thin, and could be a little bit more full bodied, but the flavors that are present are quite tasty. Some light spice and caramel round out the toasty flavor profile. Not bad.