radagast83 (8069) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle. Poured a slightly clear, but mostly dark brown color with a nice small off-white head. Aroma was caramel notes, some nut notes, sweet character along with a touch of bitter chocolates. Flavor was roasted malts, caramel character, nutty. Very mild, some light, bitter roasted notes. Found it more enjoyable than expected. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2010
draft at woodinville. pours a crystal clear very dark brown. loose, creamy, short lived tan head. light lace. mild nutty, earthy nose. creamy medium body with soft carb. mild earthy finish. PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Supermarket - Centerville Rd.- 12 oz bottle. Pours a nice dark coper-amber with an initial frothy off-white head that leaves a nice ring around the glass. Aroma is pretty much neutral with just a hint of nuts if you try really hard. Flavor is mild, but pleasant, some nuttiness, a hint of chocolate and just a slight hint of bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick enough with a bit of creaminess. Decent. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle thanks to angrypirate06. Pours with an off-white head and a copper-brown body. Aroma of brown sugar, caramel and pine. Taste is caramel, light hops and pretty watery. Creamy carbonation. Not a horrible Redhook offering. FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with a medium sized foamy tan head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was dryish and malty with light molasses, chalk, cherry and nut. The flavor was tart and malty with notes of nut, cherry caramel and a touch of licorice. The finish was long, tangy, fruity and nutty with some lingering bread. Medium body. Solid.
Ernest (7696) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a note of plum.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Simple but ok in the nose. A tad clunky and dirty in the mouth. Boring and forgettable. Sledutah (7534) - Utah, USA - JUL 10, 2013
12oz stubby bottle picked up at The Grapevine Strykzone (7360) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Pours clear dark brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel and nutty. Flavors of caramel, toasted malts, chocolate and nutty
A decent brown ale.
Sent my way from Hayduke with whom it was shared via Facebook chat. This is dark mahogany with a nice creamy light tan colored head that lasts nicely. Nose does not jump out but offers chocolate and raisins. A nice creamy feel. Flavor is chocolate, roasted notes, dark fruit, and very mild spice. The finish is gentle fruit. Occasionally some hop bitterness shows up and occasionally the hops were lighter fruit. This is one that I could drink plenty of. Nice sweetness with all of that malt and they hops add interesting aspects. Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 10, 2011
Bottle 355 ml AirForceHops (7240) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Aroma dark caramel, honey, light clean hop on top. Sweet sided yet not cloying. Slight fruity notes at finish. 7-
Appearance dark amber with hints of brown. Lighter tanned top.
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied. Malty, soft textured base. Sweet with slight nutty character, faint touch of chocolate. Fruity fig like finish. Fine but overall bit too sweet even for my taste.
12 oz bottle got from LiteWait. Ruby brown in glass. Light thin head and it leaves very nice lacing in the snifter I used. Non-existent aroma and taste is mild. Very light malty taste with a hop finish. Smooth yet uninteresting. The flavor punch was left in the mud.