jrob21 (3878) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Pours a nice ruby red color. The second one with a really nice color tonight. Almost no head. This reminds me more of a scotch ale. Malt, yeast, bread, wheat aromas. Smooth with a slightly unpleasant metallic taste on the finish. Can’t make out many more distinguishing characteristics in the flavors. Full bodied. Slight cola, caramel flavors towards the end. Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2009
Brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of chocolate, nuts and malty. A flavor of malt and nuts. Terminus (3740) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Tap at a bar in the Ft Worth Stockyards district (same one that served Buffalo Butt)-pours deep brown almost black with a hightly pronounced kacki head. nose of big roast, sugary chocllate, anise with some pronounced sweetness detected on the nose. flavors show the sweetness, but it is well rounded out by the awesoem aspects spice, dark malt, clean yeast quality, and heavy dark chocllate. lots of husky bitterness here not due from hops. a very tasty beer for sure! smith4498 (3697) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle from secret Santa 2012 - blutt59. Pours dark brown color with tan head. Chocolate and toasted malt aroma. Toasted malts and chocolate flavors with some caramel. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Thanks Bob. beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2012
22 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with crajun. Pours dark brown with a thin-moderate tan head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of lightly roasted malt, caramel, and some bourbon vapors. The flavor is a bit sweet with malt, caramel, a bit of vanilla, and some mild roast. Mild bitterness at the finish. Fairly well-rounded. Enjoyable.
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle. Aroma of sweet fruit, caramel and brown sugar. A bit more toffee in the flavor. Light roasted lingering finish. Pretty tasty beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2007
Bottle, courtesy of bu11zeye. Pours a clear brown color with burgundy highlights and a medium, beige color. Aroma of caramel and chocolate with mild alcohol. The flavor has a rich presence of malt with nuts, caramel and chocolate. It’s sweet but just enough. The body is medium with a liquorous texture and gentle carbonation. A pleasant beer to sip on a cold october evening. dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2012
12oz bottle pours cola brown with a very thin tan head. Aroma is dark and sweet, roasted malt and raisins. Taste adds a bit of spice and wood. rougeau13 (3279) - Richmond, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Really dark brown with a small light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, caramel, coffee and light spice. The taste is akin to a thin imperial stout. Rich chocolate, wood, roast and coffee dominate. Then there’s a mild bitterness in the finish. Medium-full bodied with low carbonation and a mild alcohol presence. Nice. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2011
12oz bottle from blutt59, thanks Bob! Pours a deep brown colored body with some amber highlights. Finger-width, dense and creamy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is malty and fruity sweet. A good amount of plums, dates, and raisins with a nice cocoa and caramel. Nutty with some very light spices and a hint of toast. Flavor is similar. Lots of plums and raisins with a solid caramel and cocoa maltiness. More spices than the aroma, a touch of roast, fruity esters, a light herbal hop, and a bit nutty before this finishes smooth and dries thanks to some spices and the light roasty bitterness. Nice, balancing fruity malts too. Lengthy aftertaste following a soft and smooth, medium-full body and a moderate, creamy carbonation. Overall, a nice beer. Well rounded with a pleasant fruity maltiness, some spices, and a touch of roast. Very enjoyable and I look forward to trying the BA version.