alexsdad06 (8694) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a medium off white head. The aroma had caramel malt, light fruit, but not much else. The flavor was equally underwhelming. Basic caramel maltiness, light fruit, and iced tea. This is thin and lacks a finish. Definitely one of the more disappointing Bells beers I have had.
riversideAK (6078) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from JCB. Thanks man! The aroma is kind of malty with hints of caramel, toffee, and iced tea. A little earthy too. Pours a hazy amber with a thin head. The flavor is malty, but kind of flat, and nothing stands out to me. Iced tea, light sweetness. A touch fruity, but in my opinion, it does not really work. Drinks easily. Meh. Probably the least best beer I have tried from Bells.
vyvvy (5525) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy amber with a brown / tan head. The aroma has sweet toffee / caramel and light spice. Medium slick body that is slightly cloying. The flavor starts with slick and sweet caramel, some toffee, light roast and a good deal of spiciness. The finish is fruity, mushy and very phenolic. An okay beer at best. A bit of a disappointment considering the brewery.
mar (5195) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy amber/orange pour with a cream head that dissipates into a ring quite fast. nose of fruit, light smoke, caramel and citrus. flavor of fruit, caramel and a touch of smoke. not the greatest aftertaste in the world though.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours an amber gold body with an off white head. Sweet malt profile, with hint of caramel, butterscotch, a light woodiness and some light fruity esters. Citrus and some toasted malt and a hint of smoke. Some pine and grain. Eh not bad.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz.bottle pours a clear, coppery amber that sports a medium yellow/tan head. Lightly grainy and malty with some hints of caramel. Body is medium with a nice creaminess, light carbonation, and a pleasant mouthfeel. Malt dominated flavors, although not overly sweet, and a softly dry, but not bitter fiinish.
decaturstevo (5741) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazed orange gold pour with white head and lace. Just light maltiness on the nose with a hint of a sour like aroma. Flavor is a semi sweet almost like corn. A light/medium bitter finish. Creamy like mouthfell a hint of a sour/bitter like after taste. A very drinkable beer.
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, Pours hazy dark gold. Huge malt flavor and sweetness. Toast flavors and caramel finish.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2009 From a 12oz Bottle. Courtesy of CharlesDarwin. Thanks, Tom! Somewhat hazy, golden caramel colored pour with a thick finger of fine bubbled ivory foam. Aromas of kettle caramelization and some grapey melanoidins. Notes of vanilla. Yeast characters are very restrained, with only a trace of mild fruity esters. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a rich, malty texture. Flavors of caramel and teething biscuit up front on the palate. Rich in malt dextrins, but not overly sweet. A pleasing toasted bread crust flavor comes in the finish. What is wrong with all the rates here? Since when does this beer claim to be a wee heavy? It’s 5.8%! A very respectable scottish ale.
reggiedunlop (3636) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a pale amber-honey color with a huge foamy light tan head. very miniscule sediment throughout. outstanding lacing and retention. aroma is very mild but has notes of sweet malts, spicyness, and a faint metallic scent. flavor has some cinnamon, spicy hops and some sweet caramel. mouthfeel is a bit thick and oily and finish lingers with spicy hops and cinnamon. not a bad beer but lacks balance and has some off flavors.