DYCSoccer17 (3156) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mildly piny aroma to start, turning extremely sweet in the nose. The sweetness is amazing with hints of cocoa powder as well. An interesting and pleasant aroma. Mildly hazy copper color with an off-white head. Iíd like this to be darker. This is a weird ale. There are some mild piney hops throughout with some roasted malts and lots of sweetness, but not overly cloying. Almost milky and cream-like. A bit spicy and just very different. Enjoyable, though.
jkwood04 (2913) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in a plastic cup. Pours amber with a light beige head. Aroma of caramel and a little toffee from the malts plus some dough and floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent amber ale.
mansquito (2878) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Muddy light brown color with a slightly off-white head. Weak aroma of malts... barely noticeable at least for me. Slightly fruity taste. Kind of dry feeling overall. Very minimal hops. Moderate taste of malts through and through.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 25, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2004 Pours a clear reddish orange color with a small head. Huge light fruit/flowery hops nose with a touch of spice. Full mouthfeel, slightly bitter turns to slightly sweet in the finish. A great winter session brew.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber color with a thick head and good lace. Grainy malt flavor with hoppy accents. Slightly sweet and hoppy flavor with a grainy finish. Medium bodied and a touch dry.
AirForceHops (2364) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz. bottle purchased at Julioís liquors. Best before 06/06/2013. Color is amber with a thin white head. Nose is the Berkshire house yeast with light caramel malt. The taste was lightly sweet and featured a mixture of caramel and a bit of bitter hops. German or European hops is what it reminds me of. Lighter side of medium in body. Decent brew.
OldGrowth (2339) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Signature nose, fruity-apricot/peach, honey with a toffee malt backbone. A tad hazy orange brown color. O.K. head that diminished quickly. Roasty malt, fruity sweet hops flavor. Kinda creamy, bitter, fizzy, dry finish. I liked it, just not what I might think of to sustain a New England winter.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, pours a nice ruby amber with a medium light tan head. Aroma is sweet and slightly sour biscuit malt and lots of dry hop character. Flavor is a great balance of bread, rye, and doughy malts, with a nice punch of hops that complement the malt but donít overpower. The malt character lingers while the hops mildly dry the tongue. Nice beer.
Huhzubendah (2161) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split with hobbie100. Thanks Richard!
A: Orange-brown hue with a medium-sized head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.
S: Fruits, spices, malt.
T: This was my favorite of the five Berkshire Brewing beers I had the opportunity to try recently. It was the most complex and interesting, and of course had the best flavor. Spices are integrated nicely into the overall flavor of the beer, with no artificial tasting fake flavors. I have had many winter warmer beers that I found less than pleasant. This was a pleasant surprise.
M: Medium body, good feel.
D: A solid beer. Iíd definitely drink it again.
ABUSEDGOAT (2158) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Instead of my normal rating style, Iíll just say that this almost a carbon copy of Arrogant Bastard with some water added. Less aroma, flavor and alcohol. Same pricetag though.