higgsbison (244) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2017 Fatehunter (2585) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a pint glass. Dark copper color with a tight, finger of off-white head.
Could smell it in the pour; a malty smell. Then once in the glass; apple, pear and raisin.
All malt, not a bit of bitterness coming through. Though, it is not "malty". The sweetness is restrained. There is molasses ending.
Crisp and bubbly, light to medium bodied and chewy at the end.
A very enjoyable drink.
Just had a bottle but I am really buzzed. I think it's just wonderful. Will have to try again straight as a first beer
Nice complexity but overly sweet. Earthy. roasted malt forward with a slight bitter finish
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone pappabear (9) - Granbury, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2017 Smells amazing. Has a very malty taste with hints of caramel. Not bitter at all, but not too sweet either. Has a rich roast/toffie smell. Very enjoyable especially in cooler weather. DraftCaptain49 (38) - - SEP 5, 2017
For the price and ABV, it's hard to beat. This is likely my backup beer in case I was to drink two in a night. I like to open with a fruit based IPA, and then use this as reserve. It's only $9 and 7.6% ABV. You wish Guiness would put together a package like this for price and six beers, but alas. Mostly it's a malty slop of beer, which is what I want sometimes. It's also eminently drinkable. Bacchus66 (774) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2017
12oz bottle at home. Dark brown with a fading beige head. Sweet dark malt, roasted notes, toast. Moderate carbonation. Thick, sweet malt finish. Very good. Drjohnrock (828) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2017
Twelve ounce bottle from mix 6 pack purchased at Ingles Supermarket in Lake Lure, North Carolina, tasted on July 24, 2017. Cola color, big roasted malt nose, good malty taste with some complexity but compromised by astringency. Maybe the megabrewer has changed this beer, and not for the better.
dfinney23 (3394) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2017
Dark pour with a thin but tight head. Sweet and malty with lots of dark fruit. Buzzinbeas83 (7) - Paramount, California, USA - JUL 25, 2017 does not count
Not much of a nose. Looks like Coca Cola. Taste is complex, lots of caramel. Medium body with a creamy finish.
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Pours dark brown/plum with little carbonation. Taste is sweet plum with a very smooth ending Skrymir (5) - - MAY 18, 2017 does not count
Color: Dark, small foamy head. Aroma: malty and rich. Taste: bready, toasty, very little hops. Palette: viscous, thick, almost chewy. My favorite doppelbock.