bellco33 (397) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Taco Mac: Pours amber with a decent white head. Aroma of caramel, grains, and a little toffee. Taste is slight bubble gum, a little caramel, and sweet malt. Almost no detectable hop notes. Medium body, high carbonation, this is a decent red.
Dacrza (559) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE REVIEWED: August 14, 2014... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: more Shark Week...APPEARANCE: orange bron amber body; two-finger, creamy off-white head; slowly effervescent and rather hazy; a decent-looking pint; nice, thick lacing... AROMA: floral hops mesh with caramel malts; sweet confectioners’ sugar is front and center ... PALATE: medium-bodied, chewy and active--a pub draft, in its consistency... TASTE: strong malty presence; mellow hops roll off the teeth and take a backseat to the nutty, somewhat buttery aftertaste--a confident offering...OVERALL:a pint for conversing over or eating pubfare with--a sessionable beer that sits well in the Bell’s sampler case...
Travlr (13733) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Churchkey. Amber color (I would hope so), thick off white head, solid lacing. Subtle caramel aroma and a taste of smooth butterscotch balanced with a late subtle hoppiness. Decent.
Msdrbeat (56) - - AUG 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice. Amber coloring to be expected with a nice head. Nice bite on the taste.
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Mark_Eck (844) - - AUG 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours an amber color. Aroma and taste are bready malts, caramel, and a light fruit flavor.
rxeight (1580) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice fruity hops, caramel malt. Well balanced. Quite good for one of the more mainstream bells products.
Darkmagus82 (1864) - - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-5-12 -
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – As the name implies it has an amber color with a light haze. Upon serving there was a one finger off white head that faded quickly to leave only a light amount of lacing.
Smell – The aroma was of caramel and toasted bread. Mixed with these were some lighter notes of citrus and some nuttiness.
Taste – The taste starts out as a mix of roasted malt and caramel. While sweeter in the beginning, it some dries out and bitters some as some citrus and pine hop tastes enter the flavor profile. While these never get too strong they do a nice job of balancing some of the sweet in the beginning. Toward the end of the taste some nuttiness comes to the tongue and overall a very nice roasty flavor is left to linger.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is smooth but not thick and the carbonation is on the average side. The creaminess is very nice and helps accentuate the nice more roasted flavors of the brew.
Overall – A pretty tasty amber Well worth a try.
czar (4769) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from firkin at slows bar bq, detroit - cellared. unclear dark golden with a small slightly bubbly off-white cap, minimal retention and no lacing. toasted grains, pepper, specialty malts, nuts, hint of sweetness - brown sugar, fruitiness - berries, bit of caramel. soft if not flat carbonation, light body - oily and dense, balanced grassy-herbal-peppery finish. quite tasty grain bill. nice.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown with a thin tan foam head. Fades to just some lacing on surface.
Smells of roasted malt and coffee. A tart cherry aroma is present.
Tart and acidic are the first thing I get from a deep drink. Cherry flavor is sutle and not as strong as one would think.
There is a nice roasted maltiness that balances out nicely with the tart cherries.
medium mouth feel and acidic aftertaste.
A little to tart for me to drink many. I would drink another
joepa66 (10) - New Philadelphia, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is cloudy amber orange with a nice foamy white head. Aroma ensembles fresh baked bread and citrus. Taste is slightly bitter and breads with a smooth finish that leaves a strong bitterness. As far as ambers, I have certainly had better.