trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Tap. Pours dark brown, almost looks like a porter. Aroma of toffee and caramel, with some dried fruits. Taste is dominated by alcohol, then the sweet malt and caramel flavors come through. Earthy finish. Decent beer, don’t think I could have more than 2 at one time. Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Hazy red-orange body, medium creamy light tan head. Funky aroma, quite yeasty, with the qualities of a dusty wood-planked cellar, some sourness, and fermenting dark fruits and sugars. Red wine and wood. Flavor of sweet breads and pastries, toast, and bark. Sort of a "candleshop" medley of antiquity. Sweet finish; the brown sugar is definitely notable. A somewhat metallic aftertaste detracts a bit from the palate. Would go well with a fine cigar and darts. I’m not sure why more breweries don’t craft this style, as it’s a refreshing alternative from typical winter offerings. Many thanks to Dan (jah noth) for another great beer! hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Bottle... Dark, cloudy, burnt orange ale with a small, creamy, beige head. Terrific retention. The malty, caramel aroma also offers vinous notes and a hint of molasses. Bold, beefy flavor with chewy malts and restrained alcohol. Good balance; moderately sweet and just bitter enough. Full-bodied with medium carbonation. Finishes mildly bitter and warming. Kudos to FlacoAlto for supplying the bottle! rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Sampled a nice 6 pack a few months ago. Pours dark brown with a thin head. Drinks really smooth. Alcohol is high but good. Very malty. A well crafted strong ale. SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle: Poured a reddish brown with jello tan head. Aroma is caramel malt and alcohol. Taste is rich caramel malt sweet and warming. I really dig this beer!
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Bottled. Darkish brown, murky pour, with a touch of head. Full, nutty, grainy aroma, with a an earthy flavor finishing in a touch of tart and brown sugar. Very clean and true to style. Easily quaffable, despite its high alcohol content. Travlr (24768) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Draft at Lobo Bar, the 358th Fighter Squadron hootch, courtesy of Gotta - thank you Captain! Clear brownish maroon, small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, taste is similar. Decent body. Nice. fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
A gift from a friend in AZ.
Poured into a pint glass being dark amber brown with a one inch tan head that laced nicely down the glass during consumption.
Strong malty sweetness of caramel & very light booze.
Definite dark fruity roasted toffee yet a dry finish of hops. Like the bitter end of this beverage. Balanced very well.
Overall this is a better than average English style pub beer. Would easily consume again. zoucrew102 (1879) - - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle from BevMo, Phoenix. Rich caramel malt aroma with some roasted toffee. Pours brownish amber with a light brown head and decent lacing. Sweet caramel with some brown sugary notes. Finishes with the roasted toffee and just a bit of hops at the very end. I like it.
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Bottle shared. Clear dark brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma has oaly vanilla notes. Hints of fudge and toffee in the taste. Sweet and roasty as well. Big body and medium carbonation.