DocLock (10652) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Dark copper pour, with minimal head. Aroma of caramal malt, brown sugar, some vegetals, and even brine. The taste was caramel malty but had funky vegetal off notes that I’m hoping were an aberration. I had a hard time finishing this one. zombywoof (467) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2009 A fresh grassy aroma with caramel. Not a lotta of head and the body is lightweight. Nice balance of hops and malt with coffee, caramel and a peppery finish. Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2005
Not much to this beer. There’s a caramel malt base with some earthy and citric hopping to it, but little more. Doesn’t come across as an English strong ale, more like an EPA gone bad.jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2006
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From a 12 oz. long neck brown bottle with a bottled date on the label, 11/28/05. Made a average appearance, poured a clear red hued amber with a small pale tan head that quickly reduced to a thin lacing and a minimal amount of sticking. Had a citric fruity aroma with traces of caramel maltiness. Moderate carbonation and a smooth, light medium bodied mouth feel, decent drinkability. Taste had a mellow citric bitterness, a little fruitiness, a underlining toasted maltiness and just a hint of alcohol in a dry citrus finish.
BVery (10327) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2009 BOTTLE: amber/clear color, aroma is light. A little hoppy, with spice tones and slight nut flavor. Just okay.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2009
(Bottle). Pours a dark brownish red color, with a light tan head. Has a malt aroma, and has a sweet malty taste. Finish is slightly bitter, and carbonation is very soft. JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Some spices in a sweet malt composition which is drowned by the wet texture to the point that it would be a better beer if it was dryer. leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2009
12oz bottle many times. Aroma is caramel and light early hops. Flavor is slight pine and earth hops but fairly sweet. This was a favorite early in my drinking career but I’ve mostly moved on. Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Poured a clear, dark copper color with a short lived, off-white head that produced minimal lacing. The aroma was old hops, iced tea, malt and light spices. The flavor was mainly iced tea and caramel malts. Thin mouthfeel with a dry finish. Blah. poisoneddwarf (2511) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - NOV 22, 2009
12 oz bottle. Very little aroma here--maybe some spices, caramel. Pours almost red with minimal head, mediocre lacing. Tastes nutty, caramelly (not a word? don’t care). A little watery. Bland winter beer.