17Beer (228) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge cinnamon nose. Pours red brown and clear with a tight tan head. Big lacing. Cinnamon and run in the taste but balanced with a base, bitter-like mouthfeel and sharp sour finish. Super interesting.
MetalNHopHead (1458) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Youíd be hard-pressed to dock any points from Piper Down when it comes to style guidelines. This looks/tastes/feels like a Scottish Ale. Reddish brown shade with a cream-colored head. Malty toasted aroma - biscuit. Rich taste with a fat caramel note. Some subtle herbal hoppiness but hardly any bitterness to speak of. Extremely smooth with a short finish. Not especially complex but itís the kind of thing I could drink almost endlessly.
HuskerTan (1715) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - SEP 24, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A- Malty, cereal, subtle caramel.
A- Dark garnet color, clear liquid, beige head.
T- Malty, bread dough, caramel, cereal.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish.
O- Not a favorite style and while this seemed well done, it still wasnít too my liking.
tekstr1der (387) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Style is a fave and this does not disappoint. Pours dark mahogany with fast-disappeared head, leaving a ring. Aroma is sweet malty caramel and a touch of smoke. Flavor is malty too, maybe a little one-dimensional, but really tasty. Smooth and clean finish make this very enjoyable. Only complaints are this is a little on the light side and not as complex as some better style offerings.
screigh (670) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a cola like color. No head at all. Deep malty and fruit aroma. Sweet malty and some dark fruit. Hints towards a barley wine then quickly pulls back.
tightslice (1001) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Campbell, CA. Aroma is bready, light caramel, burnt sugar, some metal. Taste is bready, light brown sugar. Not a whole lot going on here. Having side-by-side with Pumpkin Down (which benefits from the additional spice / flavor).
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the mixed pack. Pours medium amber brown, clear, nice head. Sweet caramel malt focused aroma. Flavor is rich caramel malts, a hint of toast and very faint raisin. Finish is very faintly floral hops, mostly consumed by the malts, with drying bitterness. Enjoyable brew in a style I donít have very often. Liked it.
deaconmike (470) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at ballast point little Italy. Nice looking caramel beer. Aroma fairly heavy on the dishrag side for me. Bready malts dominate. A little thin.
MaBeer1972 (1838) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Julioís. Pours out a rich deep amber color. Pillowy tan head settles to almost nothing. Well balanced sweet malty notes. Easy drinking and very tasty.
Quick3Beers (985) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rich leathery brown from a bottle. Donít get me wrong, the aroma and flavor arenít leathery. Just the color. The aroma is very slightly of caramel and toffee. Flavor is kind of like a very dry cream soda or something. But absolutely no leather. Good no-leather beer.