DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is a bit vegetal and some floral hops. Biscuit, toffee and a surprising amount of bittering hops.
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from 16 Tons, Eugene. Pours a golden amber color. Richy, doughy maltiness in aroma. Body is slightly creamy, finish is sweet and bready, a bit abrupt. Wasn’t overwhelmed, but a pleasant enough beer.
crossovert (11350) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brownish amber appearance. Smell is butterscotch and floral hops, nice bit of crystal malt. Flavor is slightly woody, mild hops, mild bitterness, pleasant bread, butterscotch, light fruit, and caramel malt flavor.
Dashimus (227) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber/yellow with a thin, short lived white head. Aroma is malty, with a moderate roast. Fruits, specifically dark or red. Syrup. Taste is slightly sweet with ample carbonation with a gentle bitterness.
Geokkjer (7332) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, red fruits, licorice and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some yeast, fruitiness and berries. Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (16507) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A clear one, dark golden in color and with a small, dense, off-white head. Roasted malts, dark dried fruit notes, anise notes and a little cheesy hint. The flavor has the same lightly roasted hint, as well as some fruityness and anise. Cheese hints. Medium to full body, with a lasting finish. A quite nice and easy drinking beer that I wouldn’t mind drinking more of. 130202
Meilby (10959) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and floral. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml. Pours a dark red/ruby/brown. Thick, cream coloured head with huge lacing all the way to the end gives it a rare 5 for appearance. Taste was of malts and hops with a small amount of citrus fruits. Nice full mouth feel. Great bitter.
thornecb (5503) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep clear amber into a n English pint. White head with medium retention recedes leaving spot lacing to skim surface. Sweet caramel aromas. Soft with sweet toffee and caramel upfront turning to mild bitter nuts in the medium length finish.
ben4321 (5700) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 500 ml bottle from Sparrow, 1/24/13
Aroma: The nose is crisp and fruity, with some malty notes, biscuit, and British hops
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark reddish color with a small off-white head and light, spotty lace
Flavor: The taste is a bit fruity and malty, medium sweet, with some light, crisp hops later on
Palate: The body is fairly light, not watery, with a crisp, clean feel, and some fairly lively carbonation
This is a very solid one. It works in the style plenty well. Overall, it leans malty, but that’s the style, and they did a very solid job with the style here.