ellolovey (453) - Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy cola brown with a thin fizzy off white head. Aroma of leather, caramel, and biscuits. Overly carbonated. Tingles the tongue. Pretty thin bodied. Caramel and biscuits give it a sweet and salty effect. Roasted malts are there subtly. Didn’t expect much so wasn’t really let down
Ratman197 (9664) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of caramel, earthiness and light fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, earthiness and light cocoa with a smooth lingering caramel finish.
arnold931 (517) - Iowa, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Backpocket Brewery. Pours amber with small off white head. Nose and taste is caramel and bread. Maybe a little hop. A little too malty for me.
strongpieman (1472) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep amber, cloudy, tall frothy off white head. Highly carbonated, light maltiness, short finish
rondphoto (1900) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap @ Backpocket Brewing / Coralville IA --- Clear amber brown, heavy rim head, blobs of lace. Toasted malt opens things, adding clay and carbonation, effectively coating the roof of the mouth for a finish that feels like something was left out. Not satisfying, and not recommended.
SrSilligoose (3244) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
gold ale in cred form tossed via &e. sweet dough cocoa dusted brown sugar. twangy orange peel. offputting metallic note. cocoa cola. bit of old doughy, somewhat vegetal roast to the taste. xo many ticks.
ajnepple (2080) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big frozen mug serving at some chop house in Muscatine. Brown and clear with an off-white head. Aroma of dark malts, bread, caramel, toffee and chocolate. Similar flavor, nutty malts and light bitter hops. Average body, a little thin. OK.
alecanaya (53) - Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not so dark. Lots of carbonation, but overall a better lager than the other mediocre popular ones (ahem: Bud, Miller and so)
guzzler67 (1494) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper appearance with a large tan head and nice lacing. Subtle aroma of caramel malts set in a briar patch. Smooth, earthy, moderately sweet taste. Medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation that leads to a short lived finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. Pours cloudy/hazy brown with a medium, frothy light beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is plastic, green apple (acetaldehyde), lightly toasted malt, nutty malt, and dates. Flavor is lightly tart dark fruits, light roasted malt notes with some diacetyl, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.