blipp (8275) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours golden amber with a white head. Toasted malts, a bit of sweetness, some light grainy notes, mild earthy notes, and light bitterness. Pretty good.
rougeau13 (2630) - Richmond, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at BJs. Duh. Clear dark amber with a resilient off-white head. Aroma of nuts, toast and caramel malt. Taste is toasty and lightly sweet. Medium bodied.
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draft at the Short Pump location. Poured medium towards dark amber, nice white head. Aroma focused on caramel malts. Flavor matched, caramel and a bit toasty, a touch sweeter than expected. Hint of teutonic floral hops, but faint. Not bad, wish it had been drier.
ajnepple (5222) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Fort Collins location. Clear bronze appearance with a patchy white head. Toffee, caramel malt and light butterscotch aroma. Hints of toasted grain and noble hop spice in the flavor. Medium plus sweetness with a hint of bitterness. Unbalanced, not bad though.
AAEA (266) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
12FL OZ ($ ???) had this with my meal, was pretty good but I did switch to the IPA when it was done. Good beer but not very close to the real deal.
UDBeernut (2696) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Kentucky, pours medium Amber, translucent, small off white head. Big malt and toast flavors, mild sweetness, light hay. Medium body.
Zymurgeist2 (1869) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Tanforan location near SFO airport. Rich malt, with a beautiful clear amber with slight tan head that lingered. Taste was moderate malt with medium full mouthfeel from nice roundness. Very slight floral background. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this!
Aggiebob (796) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Amber in color with a thin white head but some lacing. Malty aroma. Flavor is caramel with grainy finishing taste. Sweet to start with a bit bitter on the end.
euniceradio (455) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours deep clear dark amber, white frothy head. Aroma is faint roasted sweet cereal malts and caramelized dried fruits. Taste of same with nutty notes and a touch of brown sugar. Pretty standard for the style. Light bitter finish with faint roasty caramel notes. Tastes a little metallic.
kevinator (1851) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Standard for the style. Faint grainy malt aroma. Burnt orange to light copper color. Light and carbonated with some smooth character. Malt up front with grassy and grainy notes. Hops was low as expected. Went well with the meal.