madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
11th October 2008. GABF. Slightly hazy dark brown beer. Sweet malt. Light and champagne crisp - unusual for the style! Dry finish. JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Courtesy Dickinsonbeer. Dark amber color, short ring of white head. Caramel, molasses on the aroma. Rich maltiness, mild hops on the taste, a slight suggestion of peat. A very nice wee heavy. wetherel (1888) - Cupertino, California, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle from trade. Opened at toncatcher T3 tasting. Amber color. sweet. Hint of peat smokey malt. Very good. Easy to drink. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2009
CPLYFO 750 ml bottle. Pours a nice deep coppery amber with a thin but lasting head. Aroma is big malts- toffee, caramel, some sharp fruitiness, with hints of earth leather, and good raisin and fig fruits as it warms a bit more. Big toffee, and smooth sweet malt flavor, figs, raisin, - fig jam almost, biscuit, and caramel, thins out a bit as it warms and some of the big malts turn to a slick sugary character- brown sugar, turbinado etc. Smooth enough but didn’t hold its big presence. Ok. DocLock (10836) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2009
Bottle from Glen Mills. Deep coppery toward brown with off-tan head and sediment. Nose is earthy malt, brown sugar, figgy fruit. Tastes smooth, rich, no alcohol detected, with a lof of dark fruit,, brown sugar, earthy malt, and cobwebby peaty esters.
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2009
Tasted at the otown throwdown. This one had lots of floaties in it. Really nice appley sweetness in the smell and taste. I had the end of the bottle, and it finished really smooth. NICE! Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2009
T3. Dark orange in the glass with lots of off-white head. Sticky ring. Nose is malty and apples. Taste is sweet and malt. Sugary and smooth. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2009
Liquid Sunshine V. 750, capped. Great stuff! Crystal clear dark amber with bright caramel highlights. Big sweet fissy, plummy nose, maybe a little boozy. Creamy medium body, maybe a little sticky. Figs, plums, brown apples, and caramel on the mid-palate. StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2009
Bottle at Toncatchers T3. Pours a light brown color with a thin wisp of a head. The aroma is sweet with pears and peat. The taste is nutty with hazelnuts and toffee. The palate was smooth. Overall: a very tasty brew but not a great one. If this was a bronze medal winner at GABF then the competition was apparently rather weak. Enniskillen (2060) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 5, 2009
Deep brown, thin white head. Aroma is caramel, light smoke, toffee, chocolate, light roast.
Taste is smoke, light caramel, alcohol, light chocolate.