DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from liquor express. Pours dark honey with a half inch of khaki head. Why the hell anyone would put honey in a brown ale is beyond me. The taste is mushy and confused. The elements just don’t blend together well. At least the taste, such as it is, doesn’t linger.
beernovice39 (3120) - Montana, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a clear copper with a lacing off white head. Scent is honey and apple. Taste is honey, pepper and earthy.
dnstone (2137) - 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 (6004) - 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 (8963) - 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 (3754) - 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 (1207) - 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 (1199) - 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.