obguthr (6835) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2017 AxeMaster221 (342) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty sweet aroma, thin white head that goes quickly and no lacing on the glass. Dark amber coloring, fairly clear with no trace of sediments. Flavor is all malts with very little bittering from hops, though the malts are decidedly more sweet than roasty. The palate is basically mild sweetness up front, and balanced middle, but a somewhat overly-sweet cloying finish in the back. There is no trace of the 8% alcohol, though if you drank a few of these, I’m sure the 1pt. 0.9oz of this easy drinking brew would kick in with a vengeance.
Toffee, dates, and kibble nose. Cloudy rust, thin yellow head. Smoky dates and caramel. Light body, easy carbonation. I don't get the low ratings, this is nice. alexsdad06 (11243) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Bottle picked up locally from recent notes. Pours a mostly clear golden amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, again like some of their other beers almost candied sweet, musty character that doesn’t help, oxidation, just nothing very good here. rondphoto (4518) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 13, 2016
bottle @ Belmont Party Supply / Dayton OH --- Aroma of musty malt and caramel. Cloudy brown, bubbly, watery beige head that soon disappears, a few strips of lace. Taste is watery caramel malt, light fizz, and only alcohol to cover the short finish. An odd brew, because it has a big body, but a thin watery influence is there as well. The alcohol at the end finishes off any chance this has to be acceptable. Not worth your time. stevoj (5886) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle from Tres Bonne Cuisine. Dull, lifeless pour, looks like an iced tea. Deep caramel aroma, with a definite musty character. Caramel is also the dominant flavor, not much else to this, but the malt. On target for the style, but not a good example. ads135 (5215) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Surprising beer, I expected less flavor than this had, though that flavor was mediocre. Lots of sweet caramel and an offputting mustiness.
Patrickctenchi (6812) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Cloudy, brown with an ice-tea foam top.
Bready, oxidized....caramel aroma.
Sweet, stale, baked bread....old taste.
Nutty, wooden and thick.
Not good...very unpleasant. ganache (6089) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2010
I think this is the right beer, has the same commercial description but a different label. Bottle. Sweet caramel overload in the nose with a surprising sledgehammer of gooey toffee. Pours a transparent red-caramel with no real head. Taste is almost unbearable sweet, thin with a little candy-ish roast, a dirty dirt aftertaste and fills me with the unbearable urge to defecate (from the mouth). Aroma would have gotten about a 5 and appearance about a 2, but man, this is vile stuff, and no beer deserves higher than minimum if I can’t force down more than an ounce. coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Bottle. Pours orangey amber with a medium, large-bubbled head. Aroma and flavor are caramel, very sweet (even harshly so), a bit of fruit -- that’s about it. I’m trying to like this beer for its malty character, but the industrial strength sweetness is limiting my enjoyment. Viscous palate. BillKismet (4165) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Pours a rich amber brew with a crisp, off-white head. Light orange hue. Malty aroma with outlying dusted cider wood. Interesting malted complexity in aroma and flavor. Warming. Some nuttiness and brown sugar on the palate with hints of wood and cider. Dusty, old-barrel-aged quality. Candi caramel on the finish too. A sturdy wintere brew. Well-made, distinctly-flavored offering. JPDIPSO (6300) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Lightly hazed copper color with only a thin lid of off-white bubbles. Savory malt, caramel, toffee and dark maple syrup and buckwheat pancake aromas. Deep malt scents with additional peat and iodine. Just too much candy in the nose for me. Sweet flavors from the start. Brown sugar and light candied fruit attack. Finish has a bit of herbal hops and oak. I can see this being a traditional ale, sweet and high in alcohol.