jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-offwhite ring-hazy copper. A-caramel-med malt. T-caramel-med malt, spice/floral hops.
jandd1983 (2087) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled at the Brewpub. It poured a tan color with an off-white head. The aroma was of sweet malts and floral hops. The taste was similar with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Not bad.
queenholly (2617) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Sweet tea-like malt aroma. Murky brown with a small beige head. Light caramel malt flavor. LIght body, moderate carbonation. Not bad, but rather boring.
b3shine (4465) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a cloudy amberish orange with foamy off-white head. Smells of sweet malt with notes of caramel and toffee. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. A decent amber.
Tmoney99 (10102) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap sample. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting and had good lacing. Good sweet malt and floral hop aroma. Medium body with smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate balanced smooth flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
ContemplateBeer (1438) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of some caramel, light fruity esters, slight almond. Appearance is somewhat murky brown with bone head. Flavor of sharp almond, but thin malts flavors otherwise. Palate is light, creamy, and soft. Could be a really nice beer if beefed up a bit.
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Scotty’s Burger Joint:
Cloudy, tea brown with reddish tint....minimal light tan head.
Scent is slightly spiced, malt and sharp caramel.
Taste is tangy caramel.
Very smooth and easy drinking.
A pretty good one.
Block (1232) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s a decent beer but I was expected a little more. Amber pour. Sweet and malty body. Not too much hops.
shrubber85 (6985) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Columbus Bar. Toffee malt and light pepper aroma. Dark amber with small head. Sweet caramel malt and peppery hops flavor. Different - definitely more spice than the typical brown ale.
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewpub
Moving on I next tried a decent amber ale that captivated my interest much more. With a good balance between flavor and not going too overpowering it is an ideal session beer. Skip the cream ale and go straight to this if ordering a flight.
Aroma / Appearance - Dense and woody the body is even more reddish brown than pictured above. Caramel, red vines, and oak are heady after a few minutes.
Flavor / Palate - Caramel, copper, and red vines mask a latent wave of lazy carbonation. The chewy mouthfeel is like sucking on a half melted toffee. It also clings to the back of the throat like a piece of candy. Setting the bar just above average this is a respectable release that gives me optimism going forward.