after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at sb. Pours a hazy dark amber with a loose white head. Light sheeting lace. Big sweet caramel and soft toffee on the nose, also showing light fruity grapefruit hop. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty caramel mid palate with lively carb. Soft molasses and toffee notes, balanced by gentle hoppy grapefruit. Mild caramel finish.
BVery (5121) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Happy Gnome. Slightly murky amber orange pour with a frothy white head. Earthy and dusty, some mild caramel, maybe some cardboard. Not great.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Seattle Taproom at the airport. Pours a clear amber color with a medium foamy white head that dissipates gradually to a film. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, hops and caramel. Light to medium body with flavors of roasted malt, earthy hops and sweet caramel. The finish is malty and fruity. Decent overall.
Nuffield (3536) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
When I ordered this from the menu, I thought (assumed) the "bitter" in the name implied a West Coast hop monster. But in fact, I just now learned, I was getting a Bitter by style, and in fact, the English qualities are in evidence. Not extraordinarily so, as I didn’t see anything that screamed "English" but it did have a really noticeable malt backbone and hop/malt balance. The hops were quite mild in fact. Decent drinker. (on tap, Groveland Tap, St. Paul)
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice malt and hops balance. There is a interesting hint of bittering hops in the finish and this is also a darker than usual beer.
Tmoney99 (9580) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet malt and earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy fruit bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
SHIG (3279) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Poured an orange dirty brown with off white head. Aroma is malty light hops. Soft bitter front that leaves way for some semi sweet malt.
burgy (451) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great brew! Lots of pleasing bitterness and light hop aroma. Very good for a summer brew.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Poured deep amber/orange with a mild white head. Aroma had light fruits and malts and an off yeast note. Bitter and unbalanced. Some fruit esters, citrus, grape notes, and malted grains. With a foamy mouthfeel. One dimensional and not a whole lot of desired flavor characters.
Bill Becker (134) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- pours a hazy deep amber, 1" head of foam, good lacing.
A- lots of citrus aromas, close to equal amount of malt...I get notes of bread and caramel. This smells GREAT.
T- starts off hoppy with notes of grapefruit, a bit of pine, moves to an earthy malt character, some bread, not much carmel malt sweetness that I think, would be more to my liking. Especially for the style.
P- medium for both the body and the carbonation.
O- an enjoyable brew but I think a stronger malt profile would give me what I hoped for. Definitely worthy of a try.