PhatB420 (733) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can into a switchback pint. Pours a dark orange brown/red with decent foamy head to cover. Aroma is spicey, bourbon aged, and malty. Taste is spicey, excitingly so as there seems to be so much bouncing around, as is the pepper, citurs, oak charateristics, and the hop presence. Almost too much though for a harvest, I dont think I was ready for all of this. But after endulging this seems to be just fine by me. Baxter is one of the next up and coming micro brews out of Maine. A fine brew here.
ryanscourt (972) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting beer. Not a big fan of ginger in beer buys soft and not overwhelming. Woody quality dominates aftertaste.
Mep3222 (887) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice roasted malt aroma with some piney hops. Taste of roasted malt and a slight bitter finish. Roasted malt dominates, but bitter piney hop finish is also pretty strong. Not a bad beer. Has a very fall autumn feel to it. Maybe a bit of spice. Seeing it has rye malt the spice makes sense now. I do not get any of the other flavors listed on the can. Ginger, peppercorn, oak. Do not get those. Or minimal. This is an enjoyable beer.
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annunz123 (924) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild, fruity/spicy aroma. Flavor starts bready, with a little minty rye and ginger. Spicy hop finish. Different and pretty good.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[5663-20130816] Can. Mild lemon Pledge cleaner aroma. Hazy, orange body with a quick foamy white head. Lightly bittered resiny hops flavour. Medium-full body. Average. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1
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John25 (1136) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Dark amber. Spiced citrus aroma. The taste adds toast, sweet malts, orange, black pepper notes, and a citrus resin on the finish. Pretty complex overall with a medium rich mouthfeel. Interesting.
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conway (2060) - - SEP 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Clear ruby with a 1 finger beige head. Aroma is ginger, citrus and tropical hops. Taste follows but adds prominent spiciness, toast and vanilla oaky notes. Medium smooth mouthfeel with little carb. Tasty and well balanced but there's a little too much going on.
puboflyons (2595) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 12 fl. oz. can. It pours medium amber with a long lasting cream colored, foamy head. Aroma of roasted malts and earthy or floral hops bit neither takes over the other. Medium body. Same type of taste with maybe the slightest herbal bite. Very much like a standard pale ale.
Leighton (14334) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at the cabin in NH. Pours murky, red-brown with suspended yeast floaties and a frothy, white head. The nose has rich brown bread, light nutmeg, some ripe orange. Light to medium sweet flavor with grainy brown bread, nutmeg, other spices, cinnamon, mild earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Moderately sweet to finish with candied fruits, orange, dirt, grains, light alcohol. OK.
Bulk_Carrier (2781) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance has a dark red/brown colored body and leaves a three finger white foamy head that must last at least two and a half minutes. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. There is some nice minimal spider web lacing here and there.
The smell has some rye up front with a fair amount of malts combined evenly with the hops.
The taste is basically the same leaving a slight dry aftertaste.
The palate has a light to medium body and leaves a great feel on my tongue (nothing harsh, just right).
Overall, this is another great beer by Baxter that I would definitely have again.
rjplumer (688) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Caramel and spice aroma. Head has and orange tinge. Body is a hazy amber. Sediment can be seen floating around. Peppery feel on the tongue. Mixture of sweet and sour taste.