thedm (5002) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This draft brew poured a large foamy tan colored head of finely sized long lasting bubbles that left behind a transparent red brown colored uncarbonated body and a fair lacing. The aroma was nice with chocolate brown malty notes. The mouth feel was mildly tingly smooth and crisp with a milky brown malt flavor.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2006
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Brown with small, tan head. Nose of toasty malt and nuts. Flavor is the same with some generic macro chemical notes in the finish.Light/medium, balanced, easy drinking body. Completely unimpressive. How is this beer rated a 3.22 and the nearly flawless (as far as pilseners go) Scrimshaw I just rated only a 3.00? I’d just as soon drink Newcastle than another bottle of this.
Deimos (81) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 31, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark Brown with a good head. Not much aroma. Weak flavor and lacks hops in the finish. Undewhelming.
allfreej (553) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Radcliff, Kentucky Applebee’s. Dark brown pour, with off-white head. A bit of caramel and malt in the nose with a light malt flavor and a hint of hops in the finish. An OK beer, but nothing to write home about.
Kevin (2121) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice mahogany body with a gray head. Unsalted peanut and caramel nose. Light toffee flavor with a woody well, nut flavor. A pleasant easy to drink beer with a dry light bitter finish.. something honey like to this. Goes well with spicy food.
Ap- 4 ar-6 tas-6 pal-4 ov-14
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 24, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown in color with a thin white head that stays. An almost astringent nutty aroma? Like burnt wood. An average nutty, roasty flavor. They did a great job on getting that "english ale" flavor in there. It’s also watery, like many english ales. A good beer. Definitely not insulting to the palate.
hotstuff (4389) - Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2009 Draft at BW3 downtown Indianapolis, IN. Ivory fizzy medium sized head that mostly diminished with sparse lacing, transparent, no visible carbonation, and a ruby hue. Sweet, malty and caramel aroma. Flavor was sweet, malty, caramel and nutty. Mouthfeel was smooth and thin.
Re-rated on 2-5-09 at Trion Tavern, New Haven, IN. Poured a medium sized tan head that was very bubbly and mostly diminished, fair amount of lacing, transparent, minimal visible carbonation, and an reddish-brown hue. The aroma was brown malt, caramel, semi-sweet, and nuts. Ditto for the flavor along with some chocolate and a bitter finish. Tingly mouthfeel and medium bodied. Nice balance, easy to drink and would be a so-so session beer.
BeerandBlues2 (10449) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 31, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at brewpub. Pours mahagony, dark brown with an edgy foamy tan head. Sweet caramel and brown sugar malt and nutty aroma with light hop notes. Bitter acidic hop and caramel malt flavor, yeasty finish. Medium bodied and thin, spicy palate.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 8, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewpub. Brown reddish amber with a good-sized head. Sweet tasting. More roasted than toasted. Nutty and meaty (?) scent. Not real interesting.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport: Pours a transparent dark copper mahogany with a thin coating of light tan head. Dry subtle malty and nutty aroma has some toasty grainy notes. Body starts with a mild dry caramel malty sweetness, thinning some before a bittersweet, lightly tart, lingering nutty finish. A decent brown ale.