gripweed57 (3043) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2017 Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark brown, almost opaque brew with a big, creamy, tan head. Strong malt taste followed by a light hop follow-through. It ended in a lingering hop aftertaste. It was medium bodied and lacked the spicy flavored, warming effect expected in a winter ale. Definitely not a sipping beer. It went down well and quickly.
From old tasting notes. Translucent brown color with reddish highlights. Rocky tan head. Spicy toasted malt nose. Rich roasted malt flavor has an underlying treacle character. Big bitter hop finish. Full bodied and intense. Voodoo (724) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2017
Pours a dark cola color with a light light brown head which disappears quickly......aroma of minerals, roasted grains.....taste starts a touch spicy, sweet, with a light roast taste and mineral mid palate, bitterness and coffee taste late. thorongil2 (3635) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2017
(Tap) clear, bright reddish brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of jam, then hint of roast; smooth palate; balanced flavour with a long, medium bitter and mineral finish FROTHINGSLOSH (8362) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very dark brown color with orange highlights and an enormous fluffy tan head that lingered forever and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet and toasty with molasses, dark fruit and cocoa. The flavor was bitterish with tart dark fruits, chocolate, molasses, toasty malts and vanilla. An off flavor developed as it warmed. Long finish. Medium bodied but overcarbonated. Decent. Quick3Beers (1560) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2016
A nice toasty malt, biscuit and toffee notes too, both in the nose and the mouth. Good beer.
zvikar (6632) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 5, 2016
Black, beige head, aroma of chocolate, nuts, nice, pleasant, cocoa, flavor of coffee, chocolate, caramel, toffee, roast, nice, medium bodied. MarkSachon (1063) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Bottle from the sampler case. Pours with a beautiful head. The taste and balance is very good. You will like this beer. oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Pours a deep reddish brown color. Aromas of wood smoke and some chocolate/coffee. Flavor is big dark malt, some nice hop, and a touch of nut. kerenmk (5373) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle shared at DSG’s 10K tasting at the Dancing Camel. Traded with trapped. Black-dark brown. Raisins and nuts aroma, sweet and nutty taste and then notes of alcohol. Medium body, alcoholic finish, hardly any carbonation. zvsn (2428) - ISRAEL - MAR 3, 2016
Bottle sample at DSG’s 10K rating celebration tasting. Thanks kerenmk. Amber brown color. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, vanilla and candy. Sweetish malt, caramel, chocolate, nuts, prunes and coffee flavors. Medium-bodied.