fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2007
Draught at Draught House, Austinbrokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Hazy dark brown color with red hue, poor head. Aroma of caramel. Thick mouthfeel, oily, with malt, a lot of caramel, a lot of sugars, enough bitterness, sweet nuts, and a prickling alcohol warmth on the tongue. The final, with a lot of caramel, warming, is long. It’s not special, but I like powerful beers.
Copper colored pour with an off-white head. Hop forward nose with grapefruit, orange, and pine. Nice fruitiness of dates and golden raisins. Caramel, brown sugar, and toffee. Light booze on the palate. Golden raisin tartness, dates, grapefruit, and orange zest. Pine bitterness, sweet caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. djd07 (15341) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2013
On tap at Hay Merchant. Pours a clear amber with small frothy off white head. The aroma is a strong vanilla and caramel malt. Medium moutjfeel with a sweet vanilla malt and brown sugar flavor with nice lingering sweet finish. Really enjoyed this one. bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2011
(Draught) Pours a clear deep amber body with a moderate cream head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, apple, brown sugar, light brandy, and some chocolate. Flavor of caramel malt, grapefruit, pine, grass, light cherry, mandarin orange, and dark bitter chocolate with a dry finish. Would enjoy trying this at about 3yrs ago. jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2011
@Free Tail–on tap-pours a tan head and copper color. Aroma is lpine, medium malt-caramel, raisin. Taste is pine/raisin, sweet medium malt-caramel/toffee, raisin/plum. Good effervescence.
deyholla (12031) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2012
On tap Anvil. Pours a clear amber with a brown hue and a tan head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has lots of sweet grains and maple with a hint of hops. Flavor starts with sweet grains and light hops with a backing maple note. onceblind (10320) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2011
GABF 2011. Clear dark orange amber, with a dissipating off white head. Smell is rich with dark fruit--plum, fig, raisin, and some boozy citrus. Flavor is complex with a bit of oak, a whole lotta dark fruit, some grapefruit, herbal and spicy hops, but also a while load of sweetness from a blast of malts, much toffee, a little booze and a good balancing bitterness that does pack a punch. Well rounded and smooth, delightful to drink. drowland (8939) - Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
2/24/12. On tap during RBWG. Nice deep ruby pour with basically no head. Nice aroma with dark, caramelized sugars, dark fruits, and a touch of roast. Sweet, sugary flavor with touches of molasses, oxidation, brown sugar, dark fruits, etc. Not too bad! SudsMcDuff (8468) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2011
had on tap at Freetail and the Houston Flying Saucer! .. . pours a dark brown, low low foam .. . deep stuff! .. a clone of thomas hardy but just a touch sweeter and more molasses.. . amazing stuff that i wish i had bottles of! .. . Bamboo is my business BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 30, 2012
On tap at Strangeways. Pours with a hazed deep bronze body with a massive tan head that leaves great lace. Aromas are of burnt caramel, canned pineapple, creme brulee, caramel, flan, medium esters, lots of booze. Some fusel alcohols. Flavors are quite bitter, some faded hop character, burn caramel, alcohol, toffee, flan, raisins. Really deep caramel and caramelization notes. BIG. Deeply warming, medium to creamy carbonation....REALLY BIG.