Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
64oz growler shared by Jcwatts. Pours a dark brown color with a small foamy tan head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, and dark fruit. Taste is slightly sour, with notes of roasted malt, caramel, earthy, and dark fruit. jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Growler shared by John. Pours dark brown. Nose and taste of molasses, syrup, toffee, oak and caramel. Medium body. dmac (6459) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Growler shared by jcwatts. Poured a super deep Tootsie Roll brown with an almost black center and a smaller beige head. Aroma is very good, complex, chocolate, nuts, dates, raisin, syrup. Body is syrupy, full, light carbonation. Flavor is nuts, chocolate syrup, raisin, dates, light molasses, dry sweet fruit skins like plum and fig. Reallysolid. jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Growler. Foamy tan head that disappears-mahogany/brown. A-roasty med malt, dk fruit-date/prune, some earthy. T-earthy, dk fruit-prune/raisin, med malt-dk bread/roasty.
Thanks ERIC. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2011
Poured a slightly hazy dark orange color. The head was off white with a yellow tint. Subdued toffee and hay aromas. Medium bodied and dry with spicy malt, noble hop, and subdued toffee flavors.
dwaggs2 (1298) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Tap at beerfest. Going off old notes. Poured a darker color with a decent head. Left lacing on the glass as it went. Aroma was some malts, nuts and caramel. Flavor was ceral, earthy flavors and nuts. Medium body. A little better than average beer. CanIHave4Beers (4226) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2011
Pours a hazy blonde color, almost orange with a small head and some lace. The aroma is nicely malty and somewhat sweet with light floral notes. The flavor is not as sweet as the aroma lets on. There is a sharp and spicy hop character that work well with the bright malty tones more noticeable throughout. The beer has more alcohol bite than the ABV would let on, making it drink more like a Dopplebock than a Hellerbock. It could by flavor and abv it would lean more towards the latter as far as style designation is concerned... although on all accounts it’s somewhere in between.