djd07 (14082) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with small white head. The aroma is toasted grain and caramel. Medium mouth with strong caramel and light sweet finish, decent.
lownote (584) - Austin, Alabama, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark brown from bottle into stemware with a long lasting but not huge off white head. Aroma is very German like malts. Not super sweet. Taste is malty with some nice hops at the end. Not super sweet, a little tangy. Hops feel a little bitter, also earthy. Nice and thick mouth and nice carb.
degbert (1771) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Pours a dark reddish-brown with a shallow, fine-grained, off-white head. Nose is roasted nuts, tea, dark fruit, and light smoke. Smoky and dry on the front of the palate, with tea and nutty notes; similar to a brown ale, but there’s a definite hoppy austerity that keeps it distinct and drier. Finish is long, clean, and smoky. Really nice.
ilovedarkbeer (2734) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish brown color with a small bubbly head. Notes of burnt cookies, dirt, brown sugar, and green hops.
keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - OCT 29, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Decent. But not really. Strong, astringent bitterness that almost totally overwhelms a very mild caramel malt. Would make a nice IPA?
nimbleprop (8218) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours a clear amber with some frothy, white head. Light banana in the nose, malt, clove, some brown bread. Flavor has some candy, clove, bubblegum, brown malt, orange. Clean finish. Not completely true to style. Very estery.
jkwalking05 (4721) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Amber in color with a small beige head. Aroma is of malt, earth, leaves, nuts. Taste is of toast, roasted malt, woody hops.
travita (4972) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The look is clear, amber in color, and has an off white head. The smell is malty, caramel, slight dust, toast, basic, and ok. The taste is sweet, malt, caramel, sticky.
SudsMcDuff (8350) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear, pale, amber, ,, , caramel, bread, hay, dough, caramel, ,,, , medium body, average carbonation, ,,, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, ,,, .. . . Nobody wants your drugs around here Louie
dfinney23 (3205) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel with some grain and dark fruit. Taste much the same, though a bit less sweet and more bitter than might be expected.