bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a dark burgundy body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits, dark malts, caramel, and licorice. Flavor of sweet and dark malt, licorice, and hint of dried dark fruits in the finish. deyholla (11503) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2011
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a clear deep ruby brown with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a caramel notes with alcohol and sweet grains and a hint of deep fruit. Flavor has notes of deep fruit and dark grains with a hint of alcohol. hopscotch (11049) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle (dregs) … Tampa “Farewell to Sebletitje” Tasting… Hazy brown ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The nose offers caramel and toasted nuts – almonds and pistachios. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and nearly expired carbonation. The flavor is chocolaty-sweet followed by mild acidity. Lengthy, lightly bitter finish. Bottle courtesy of drowland. Thanks, Danny! daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2009
bottle from ericandersnavy. Brownish pour wtih a lite tan head. A very malty aroma has some fruity and spicy notes as well. Flavor is malty(caramel) with some spice and a tiny hop bite. Fair. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2011
clear dark brown, wispy beige head, drops of lace, dark caramel malt aroma with stare earthy hops, rich caramel and chocolate flavor balanced with spicy hops, light lingering bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
1/15/11. Bottle thanks to fratto! Mild sweet caramel/malty aroma with a sweet, malty flavor that is somewhat one dimensional but quite nice and very clean. SudsMcDuff (8387) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2008
i am giving this a chance, what can the newly distributed rahr do for me? ... pours a dark cola dark maroon colour .. has a medium head... weird and weak aromas .. at first slight garbage and grapes, then more typical winter warmer smells... weak mouth and flavour, nothing offensive but is like drinking a dark malt michelob... i dont feel happy or safe drinking this used mop water in a bottle... rahr, do you make any good beers? seriously.. i have never had a good bottle of rahr, ever... BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2009 Pours with a largish, rocky, light brown head covering a mahogany body. Nutty aroma with cinnamon, and nutmeg highlights. Spicy, nutty, sweet, and watery taste. Fizzy and dry mouthfeel. Reminds me more of a brown ale than a english strong. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Having now had this on cask, it is a decent beer, but nothing too incredible. Could have been soo much better.
Bottled. Poured clear garnety-brown with a dense cap of beige head.. sticky lacing followed it down. The aroma picked up toasty caramel and brown sugar notes with nutty accents and an odd sour component. The flavor found redder fruits (and some associated sourness) to join caramel and nutty sweetness at the core.. bitterness was light and earthy.. light, but present sticky warmth surrounded.. grainy, residual fruit and brown sugar sweetness on the finish. Medium-bodied with a slow, scratchy feel on the palate.. just flowed decently. OK brew. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2007
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye: Pours a transparent dark copper with a thin ring of spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly toasted British malt and some mild earthy piny hops. Body starts fairly full and malty sweet with some mild butterscotch and toffee complexity. Nicely balanced and very drinkable.