Kinz (3661) - 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 (4657) - Fort Collins, 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 (265) - 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 (2472) - Between JAX and SGJ, 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 (1624) - 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 (583) - 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 (378) - 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 (1786) - 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.
smith4498 (3433) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ The Falls location. Pours slightly hazy orangish color with off white head. Malty, cereal grain aroma with some caramel. Sweet malt and biscuit flavor with some grainy taste. Medium body with average carbonation.
radio_nowhere (1323) - Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wife ordered this draft at the Frederick, MD location, served in a pils glass. Clear orangy-amber color with white head. Aroma of grainy roasted malt. Taste adds some nuttiness and maybe brown sugar. Light body, moderate carbonation, crisp with clean finish. Pretty one dimensional but does the job.