thegreenrooster (4518) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Pour is a hazy copper with a average white head. Aroma Is a nice sugar plum with a bit of toffee and alcohol. Flavor is a big toffee and a full on assault of earthy malt. The mouth feel is a bit thick but has plenty of chewy molasses and toffee malt with a lot of dark fruit but also has a bit of hop bitterness. One of those beers where you can still taste it long after the swallow. The alcohol is no problem with this beer but it does give you a pleasant warming in the chest after each swallow. tsd08460 (1223) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Aroma: caramel, citrus, pine
Appearance: clear amber with a thin off-white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
Delicious PorterPounder (8228) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2016
Tallahassee, Fl - on tap at at Liberty Bar and Restaurant. Sparkling dark orange pour, frothy, off white head with a delicate web of lace. Boozy aroma, but not off- putting, some kids cereal sweetness, but not cloying. Flavor has some caramel, a bit of maple syrup, some brown sugar, solid sweetness, but not cloying at all. Thick, rich mouthfeel. jsporrer (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy caramel brown with an off white ring of foam. Semi sweet toffee aroma. Light carbonation with a medium slightly oily body that clings to the glass. Smooth syrupy like texture that coats the tongue and roof of the mouth. Just a hint of bitterness along with the toffee flavor. Hides the alcohol well. No harshness and no burn at the finish. Flavors linger awhile. Very enjoyable. Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
I’m forced to review this after having poured a glass with a flat head—I think I got unlucky and got one that had just lost some of its carbonation or something. That said, it still pours a deep reddish brown and tastes wonderful. It’s kind of nutty and simultaneously smooth and robust. Fantastic beer.
lobosaintori (89) - - OCT 11, 2015
was pleasantly surprised by this beer! poured a hazy brownish red color with a nice thin white head that lasted nicely eventually lacing the glass. the aroma smacks you as you open the bottle with strong aromas of roasted coffee and hazelnuts. Has a nice body with just the right amount of carbonation. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate a bitty nutty. ends nicely with a small bite. the alcohol level is noticeable but not unpleasant.
. chinchill (5226) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2015
12 oz bottle served in a snifter.
A bit lighter in color and less rich in flavor than average, although there was some sediment left in the bottle. ABV partially hidden. kevinsenn (2263) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle. Aroma of grapes, fortified wine, and caramel. Sweet caramel and grape taste with a crisp bitter finish. Not much booze. Good stuff. pinkzambia (2069) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle: Clear reddish brown, with a hoppy whiskey aroma. Sweet and sharp at the same time, Not bad, guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Hazy, brassy appearance with a small, off white head and modest lasting. Sweet, malty aroma of toffee and ripe fruit with a light spicy hop edge. Flavors of caramel, shortbread cookies and dried fruit overpower the subtle hops. Full bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel. Lingering alcohol in the finish is noticable.