BrettTaylor (263) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer was just pretty meh. I was hoping for more, but there was nothing to distinguish this beer - hops/malt balance was fine, but I had no desire to ever have this again as there was nothing in the beer to say "drink more of me."
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap. Pours deep amber in color with little head. Aroma was mild with a sweet caramel note. Taste was caramel and bitter op bite. Balanced.
beerme31 (433) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a dark golden/amber color. Caramel malt aroma with floral hops. Taste was very sweet. Nice smooth medium body, finishes more spicy from the cinnamon. Pretty good overall.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark amber color with a white head. Aroma contains some caramel and dark fruit. Flavor is rather malty with some caramel, cherries, toffee. Aftertaste is a bit sweet. Overall a nice one.
Drjohnrock (337) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sampler at Asheville Brewing’s Merrimon Avenue Location. Dark amber color, smalll white head that left little lacing, subdued malty aroma, nice malty flavor but I wouldn’t classigy this as an ESB. It’s perfectly acceptable as an amber ale. Tasted on July 7, 2012.
maxwelldeux (2722) - Spokane, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a clear amber color with a little head. I get some nuttiness on the flavor which was really interesting. There’s a slight bite to this, too.
ADesenberg (392) - Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, sampler: it pours a nice amber color with a tan head. It smells slightly spicy and hoppy, but the taste is a nice well rounded maltiness.
edgallow (1455) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampler pours amber with a white head. Aroma of grains, malt and fruit. Taste starts with sweet fruit then malt and spices.
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blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Light citric hoppy aroma with light sweet and toasty malts. The flavor is relatively clean and balanced, with light citric hops, light sweet malts, and light toasty notes. Decent.
Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at the brewpub on Coxe. Pours an earthy brown with moderate lacing. Malty and mildly bready. There’s little bitterness in this at all, a seeming trend in supposed "bitters" lately ... drinks more like a Mild ale. Light bodied. (#4296, 10/5/2011)