dnstone (2341) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Super clean appearance. Not much beyond the normal. On tap at the GABF ’11.
bhambeerking (7) - hoover, Alabama, USA - AUG 24, 2011 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Draft from On Tap in Hoover. Looks decent (it’s a trick). Smells like dirty feet. Tastes like vinegar vomit. Disgusting, I had rather drink liquified turds.
blutt59 (6138) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, amber color with ample off white foam, aroma is malt and caramel, flavor of honey, caramel, copper pennies, would make a decent bitter
adnielsen (9814) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle with gooovikings in KC. Thanks Jetson! Dark orange-brown appearance with a light head. Toasty, caramel, toffee, slightly nutty nose. A little dusty, honey, moderately nutty, toffee malty flavor.
obguthr (4373) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mushroomy barley malt aroma. Clear auburn, medium head. Barley malt flavor, slightly astringent. Alcohol too noticeable for what it is. not really impressive, bland.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wonderfully fresh bottle from Trip and Jason. Thanks. Nice deep copper - nut brown pour. Very clear with pretty carbonation. Plenty of aroma with cereal grain, caramel, and a light sweetness that’s like, well sure, honey. Flavor is easy malt with a grain note and a very faint sweetness that is honey like. Medium body with a lingering wet mouthfeel. Can’t wait for the brewery to open!
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours brown with thin tan head. Taste and aroma dominated by caramel malt. Just ok.
GTAEgeek (1394) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mellow Mushroom Huntsville. Pours brown with a medium frothy, beige head. The aroma is caramel and brown malts, honey, pine and resin hops, and a significant note of bread dough. The flavor is heavy sweetness and bitterness, which balance and play off each other very nicely. The palate is light to medium and smooth, with a clean finish. Overall, nothing special about the components, but a very well assembled and thought out beer.
DrnkMcDermott (2870) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted from glass at DLD. Poured by a nice lady from Alabama. This is on the sweet, but the honey does not come in too cloying. Pours a light, bubbly brown with a big-bubbled head. Smell doesn’t yield much up besides nice malty flavor. Taste does have some caramel malts, hops for balance instead of bitterness. Honey in the mix keeps away the dry or nutty finish of an English brown ale. Maybe a bit of "sweet tea" was intended? Could have a good shot at becoming a "native" Southern style. And I get to knock Alabama off my list of states!
BeerandBlues2 (10531) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at The Nook. Pours clear brown with an average, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Medium body, carbonation, and creaminess, low warmth with a medium sweet finish.