GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 21, 2008
12oz bottle. Not much in the way of aroma other than some subdued sausage, stale cereal grain, and a hint of steeping barley. I also got an occasional whiff of cinnamon donut. Poured a clear amber color. The head was off white and reduced to a thin film after a minute or so. There was some lace on the glass at the end. Medium bodied and sweet with some dry fruit up front followed by corn sugar, toffee, and graham cracker flavors. Eh. So so. Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Clear amber brew, lots of bubbles. Sour mash aroma with nutty notes. Nice alcohol burn to it immediately, deep. Flavor is sour walnuts. Dry nutty finish. tgncc (3132) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Aroma is ok, a strange mix of chocolate, fruit and nuts; like a Cadbury bar. The appearance is a pleasing ruby red with white head. The flavor is toasted malty sweet, a little nutty. The finish is bittersweet, with a strange coffee taste, some slight hoppyness. Not bad, especially for Saranac. TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2008
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT). Arôme: Légère odeur de malt caramélisé. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel légèrement brûlé avec une pointe de petits fruits. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Caramel légèrement brûlé en arrière goût. (Rating #1760) tarc (47) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Malty aroma, not too strong, medium amber color with minimal head, slighly sweet very smooth malty flavor. Looking for hops? Won;t find many here... One of the more under-rated beers I’ve found. Very drinkable.
obguthr (6344) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2008
Aroma is a little yeasty and smells of roasted chestnuts. Rust colored with a thin tan head. Flavor is lightly toasted malt and nuts. Finishes sweet and slightly tart. Strangely upside-down, as if drinking a normal beer backwards, bitter then sweet. Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2008
Very ascetically pleasing clear reddish-brown pour with 1inch light tan head. Aroma of sweet canned corn and figs. Lots of toasted malt flavor and slightly vegetal. Lingering bitter finish. molsonfan9000 (59) - geneva, New York, USA - APR 24, 2008
Smell is malty and sweet. Looks very dark, not see through. Flavor was sweet as well.Mouthfeel was creamy and smooth. Good beer. Dangle (31) - Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2008
The color is a dark brown and there was not much head, however the palate was very creamy. You can really smell the Hops and malts. perfect by a fire. Nucci (21) - cullowheee, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2008
Dark amber body with little head and stout aroma. Sweet hoppy flavor with smooth finish and decent after taste. Definitely a tasty brew!