marcus (10668) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 27, 2008
This cloudy brown ale poured with a thin tan head that quickly disappeared. There is an acidic aroma. The flavor is of smoky malt, caramel and candy sugar with a chalky slightly bitter finish. It’s fairly well-balanced, but a bit thin. Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
12oz bottle from Bev Mo Carmel Mountain. My favorite beer from Nimbus. Pours a deep, slightly hazed amber with a small beige head.......some lacing. Nose had hints of caramel, nutmeg, citrus fruits, and a light hop presence. Finish was smooth and very inviting, made me want another. Naven (1001) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 20, 2008
12 oz bottle. Nice looking dark amber color. No real aroma. Flavor is very much malt-forward, with no real hop presence. Strong, flavorless beer. Where’s the hops? BelgianBeerGal (4155) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Bottled. Opaque dark brown and orange colour with a tan film on top. Aroma was citrus, nuts and milk chocolate as it warmed. Slight chocolate and hops in the flavour. Maybe a little simple but easy to drink and enjoyable. RCL (2032) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2008
I would have liked a bit more hops in this one, but perhaps I’m just too used to barleywines. Beautiful dark amber color.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Bottle. Opaque light-brown pour with a thin white film on top. Aroma of caramel malt, a little roasted malt, alcohol, and the dry english hops. The beer sort of tastes like all the flavors cancelled each other out. The roasted malt and hops cancel the sweet malt, and what’s left is a little bland. Some nuttiness and dry hops in the finish. fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 19, 2007
12 oz bottle. I was expecting an ESB when I opened this. I was glad it wasn’t. Brownish reddish pour with decent head. Malty sweet aromas. Roasted coffee, nutty too. Flavors were similar with some vanilla and earth in to make it interesting. I liked it more than I thought I would. crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2007
Clear brown pour, medium almond head that stays. Aroma is toffee. Flavor is toffee, chocolate, with the roasted malts and coffee coming through later. Nutty, caramel sweetness with roastiness and smoke in the background and aftertaste. This taste damn good. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Yet another bottle provided by Chris and served in my Ratebeer tulip: Rich ruby brown hue with a nice creamy off-white head and very good lace upon the glass. The aroma has notes of crabapple and elderberry esters, caramel and biscuity malts, EKG hops, and very dusty yeast vapours. Boy the taste is not what I expected at all with an interesting acidic twang and even notes of beets over an earthy layer of peat and wild flowers. There is some caramel and bready characteristics in the middle before the finish displays a chalky and nutty dry tone. The mouth feel is too thin and does nothing to enhance the experience. A beer that starts nice but flames out and never reaches what it could be. Arggh... SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Bottle thanks to Hillbilly: Pours a dark red and brown color, clear with very low carbonation. Musters a tiny head for about 10 seconds before fading away. Aroma of malt sugars and red apples and some herbal hops. Not what i was expecting. Flavor is very malty and fruity, lots of the red apple flavor, some red grapes in there as well, carmel. molasses and some toasty roasted malt and a medium nice earthy and floral hop bitterness. Medium body that approaches thick. Finishes fairly dry and kinda crisp. Very unique and satisfying.