SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2007
Courtesy bu11zeye. Dark ruby brown and a small off white layer of foam. Nose of lightly toasted malt, english hops, and airy, bready yeast. Flavor adds toffee and cocoa. Medium body, balanced. Easy drinking, would never guess 8%. Decent. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2007
12oz bottle via trade with legion242 - Thanks - Pous dark brown with a short creamy tan head. Aromas of caramel, yeast, toffee, toasted malts, and a whiff of chocolate. Flavor is caramel, toffee, toasted malts, chocolate and even a little coffee. Medium body with light carbonation. Really though this wasn’t too bad... jrob21 (3690) - 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. Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2007
This one reminds me alot of the Trader Joe’s Winter beer. Light in color, body and mouthfeel with not a whole lot going on. Would’ve liked to have seen alot more body and spice character. With the previous in mind, this still does exhibit some decent malt character with notes of caramel, dates and candied fruit. mar (5415) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2007
black pour with a khaki head that hangs around a little while. very sweet with lots of malts on the nose. a little thinner than i was expecting but overall a rather tasty beer. roasted malts and a slight dry chocolate aftertaste.
BelgianBeerGal (4066) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Draught. Another nice warmer that does not attack you with ABV. Dark brown pour that stays pretty still. Aroma is mostly sweet malt and toffee. Flavour is more malt and a little spice. Easy drinking. Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2008
bottle thanks to my girlfriend picked up from metzlers in denton, tx. poured a dark brown/black with a beige head. aroma of fruity notes, dark roasts, and caramel. flavor of dark roasts, caramel, and alcohol. medium body and high carb. when i visit the brewery this is what i drink if on tap. Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours very dark coffee brown with a faint ruby glow. A big beige head left light lacing. Ground coffee and cocoa dust on the nose as well as some toasted malts. Flavor was big on roasted malts, coffee and cocoa. finish was crisp with the brew being medium in body, pretty good. emacgee (4676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Via trade. Pours a dark brown with a two finger light tan head. The nose is sweet, malty, some corn, bready, . The flavor is crisp, bready, malty, mildly sweet, biting spice, some bitterness, kind of a lager feel. thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2009
(draught at brewery) pours clear brown with ruby highlights and very little head. Nose is subtle but hints of nuts, roasted malts and coffee. Taste of hairspray, nuts, sweet malt, Roasted malt over-dried fruit and finishes warming and bitter. One of rahr’s better beers honestly.