ljthiessen (1348) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle. Clear brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is quite roasty with some dark fruit. Taste is bitter and roasty with some sweet fruit - nicely balanced and tasty for the style. a_sully (457) - - DEC 5, 2015
Brown body with a foamy white tan head. Aroma is sweet. Taste is ditch and slightly bitter sweet. Strong nuttiness and shunt of chocolate.
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Pours a clear light brown color with off-white head. Caramel malt, roast, nuts, and a slight dark fruit on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with roast and caramel notes. snoworsummer (5693) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Draft at First Draft. Pours clear nut brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like dried fruits, smokey wood, earthy malt, light booze, and roasty. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like dried fruits, roasted malt, woody and earthy, light smoke. sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Tap at first draft. Pours clear brown. Aroma is caramel and toasted malts, dates, raisins, and faint dark chocolate. Flavor is dry with a good balance of toasted malts and earthy hop bitterness with a hint of caramel. Medium body.
bulldogops (2490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2015
Rating #1368 - 09.12.2014 On tap at National on 17th. Clear ruby-mahogany pour foamy tan head, medium retention. Aroma is doughy, hints of pastry, butterscotch, and a mild oaky tinge. Medium carbonation, crisp mouthfeel. Taste is a hint of toffee, caramel with dominant maltiness. Generously hopped for this style and this is not unwelcome in an otherwise crisp and balanced finish. DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Bomber from WFPM. Pours hazy burnt sienna with tan head. Nose is cacao, hops, dark malt. Tastes like a x-mas porter, nothing more. nothing less. onceblind (9627) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Deep nutty Amber with a wee white cap. Lovely dark bready and lagerish caramalt nose. Amazing flavor with nutty caramel, biscuit, lagery toast, smooth amber ale tones...really damn good. Like OB Viva Lyons but a bit nuttier and slightly stronger and fuller. dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle from Hall’s. Pours a deep ruby red with a thin off white head. The aromas are cinnamon, nutmeg. The mouthfeel is slightly syrupy and spicy with a medium to heavy body and medium carbonation. Really liked this one. Cheers! Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle from Trader Joe?s.A: Dark mahogany nearing black. Thin, white and cream color head with some good lacing. N: Toast, raisin, and cracker. Some hefty peppercorn, earth, and pine from the hopping. Some baker?s chocolate and bark dust underneath. Marshmallow, almond,and hazelnut show as this warms.T: Quite bitter with a modicum of sweetness to be found. This is heavily bitter at first; a bit sweeter as it warms. M: Medium body, creamy carbonation, a bit of alcohol burn.O: Drinking this cold is a mistake as its complexities don?t properly shine through. A better beer than I originally credited it for.