jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Pours a dark almost blackish brown. Nose and taste of caramel malts, toffee, cocoa, tobacco and brown sugar. Well balanced. bhensonb (15194) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Medium malty aroma. Something like caramel. Ruby toned, dark brown color with a beige head that was respectable. Thin to medium bodied. Near creamy carbonation. Something of plum pit and brown sugar. A bit tangy. Nearly astringent finish. Not a great deal of hop. A suggestion of that sour note found in most Siletz presentations. Mouth tends to pucker a bit. Pretty drinkable. djd07 (14508) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear dark amber with a creamy off white head that leaves behind good sticky lacing. The aroma is a fruity malt with raisin and orange. Thin mouthfeel with a rich malt taste with cinnamon and clove. Alcohol present but not too overpowering. A good American stromg ale from Pike. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 4, 2007
(22oz bottle) Small beige head atop hazy cola brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, nutty, some chocolate, caramel, faint anise. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, nutty, some caramel, earthy, light toffee, alcohol. Creamy medium body. Lubiere (13911) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2008
A clear brown ale with a thin white off white head. A caramel malt aroma with nice torrefied notes, vinous. In mouth, a nice caramel malt with nutty notes, sweet chocolate, oily mouthfeel, medium bodied. Tasted April 2007.
Drake (13737) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Once Upon a Vine South Richmond, VA, opened 6/26/10. Pours a clear dark brownish-ruby color with a medium frothy offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Malty aroma with notes of toffee, raisins. The taste is toffee, candi sugar, chocolate, toastiness, faint citrus and a mildy hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Interesting beer. BeerandBlues2 (13321) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark brown with a large, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, dates, earthy spices and vinous notes. Flavor is malt dominant with lightly tart dark fruits, light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2007
(Bottle) Pours an amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of rich dark fruit and breadiness. Flavor of cola, malt, hops, and chocolate. Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown color with a medium thin and foamy beige head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing. Light grassy hops and malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of malt, yeast and hops. Some fruity flavors are present as well. The finish is sweet caramel and malt at first with a short light hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall. thewolf (12595) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle at Madsberg 2008 Tasting. Pours deep red with a small, creamy, off-white, film head. Aroma has fine caramel, lots of hops. Medium carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour is rather sweet, lots of caramel and sugar. Fair amount of bitterness in the finish, but it should have been less sweet and cloying.