Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Draft. Pours a bruin body with an off white head. Malty body with dark raisin notes, heather, caramelized fruit tones. Huge pear notes, really its very fruity with a mild spiciness. Mild warming, decent offering. j12601 (11134) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2011
On tap at the Blind Tiger. Pours a clear ruby brown with a thin white head. Caramel, light oxidization, toast. Toast, malt, and sweetness. Lightly boozy on the finish with more sweet malt and oxidization. yespr (44810) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy dark orange with a small white to tan head. Aroma is phenolic and dense caramelish with an alcohol note. Dense malty and caramelish. Bitter and roasted malty. Dry finish. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Tap at BT. Pours a deep reddish amber brown with a thinning head to almost nothing. Aroma is very sweet, big sharp caramel and a big toasty brown malt component, with fruity esters, some earth, caramel, toffee and molasses. Flavor is straightforward with ok fruity ester, plum, then moslty caramel, toffee, biscuit, and lots of dark honey sweetness and molasses- abrupt finish- not too bitter. Ok- seemed very basic and non-complex. TonyDiUlio (664) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Tried on Beer Quest 2010 with all the guys. This was number 16. Pours a hazy brown/red. Nice head. Aroma was full of spices and apricot. Flavor was spiced with hints of some fruit.
jredmond (8206) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Draft at flatbread brewpub in vermont. Pours a dark brownish red body. Aroma is some alcohol and spice. Taste is spice, alcohol, well balanced. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2009
Tap at the brewpub. Pale amber beer. The nose is a little bit sweet and malty. Softly sweet with a bit of soft sweet caramelly maltiness. Sort of a like a UK barleywine. There is a little bit of berryish character along with some lighter apricot notes. It’s kind of sweet with a light lingering fruitiness. There is a touch of leathery character on the back. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2009
On tap in Feb 2008: Transparent dark copper pour has deep ruby hues and a fully-lacing froth of off-white head. Aroma of toasty nutty sweet caramel malt and some earthy hops. Body starts full and dark malty sweet with a lot of earthy bittering hops before a drier, toasty bitter finish. A little too bitter for the style, but still pretty drinkable. Lubiere (13796) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2009
A dark amber ale with a thin off white head. A pleasant vinous aroma with nutty notes, vanilla, plesant. In aroma, a good chunky malt with sustained British hops. Medium bodied. On tap at brewpub, Nov. 30 2008, with Sponge and Goldorak. VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Draft at American Flatbread - Poured a dark amber in color with a small white head that hung around for a while. Aroma was malty and slightly sweet. Flavor was also somewhat sweet and not at all strongly flavored. A bit watery. Finishes with a brief hint of its malty sweetness. Not really all that good...