Fatehunter (1060) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a wide flute glass. Deep red color with a thick, finger and half of tight dirty head. Really well put together.
Big malt nose, small lemon and grapefruit, banana at the end.
This is a bold taste. Lots of malt balanced with an equal large dose of hops. The bitterness wins out at the end with an uppercut to the tongue. It is a little unruly but worth it.
Smooth and creamy texture with low carbonation. Works really well.
A straightforward and bold flavor. Beautiful to look at. An enjoyable and different amber ale.
jake65 (2514) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Pours a dark auburn color with a creamy tan head. Picking up the florals and earthy hops in the aroma, as well as some bready malt. Flavor is more in the bready/caramel malts department with light floral hops. Much less hoppy than I was looking forward to.
soremote (13) - - APR 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nothing special, but a good solid ale.
gringo332 (506) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel, resin, peach aromas. khaki head on clear amber. good blance of weight and fizz in the moth, aromatic. Hops win the the tussle just barely, with some pine, okay tang, a slightly overcooked caramel. balanced bitter finish.
Petronius (55) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some bread in the nose; medium body, rather herby then bitter. Very drinkable with some sourness.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home, from my NEW FAVOURITE GLASS!!!! How many ratings have I typed "from my Maudite glass"? Dozens certainly, hundreds almost for certain, perhaps the majority of my 1300+ to this point? Who knows for sure!?! But this last month I have seen the dawning of a new day. A day when my Minneapolis Town Hall glass is my new favourite glass! Anyhoo... Pours murky copper/red; thin off-white head, nice lacing. Nose is red fruit, caramel, tropical fruit, light spice, some real red rope licorice here too, along with perhaps a touch of something in the cinnamon family. Flavours of spice, red rope licorice and candies, some real red fruit and caramel, which suddenly dries, and the malt (Biscuit malt, perhaps?) begins to express itself in a husky/grainy fashion. Mildly tart, and very candy/licorice like, not really blowing me away here, something feels... off. Can’t put my finger on it, but this doesn’t really work.
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper amber with a reddish hue and a medium off-white head. Aroma is grainy caramel, fairly muted. The palate is quite grainy with a hard mouthfeel and reedy bitter hops provide little aromatics. This was a pretty big dud for me. Bridgeport beers just haven’t impressed me really, with the exception of their cask offerings at the actual brewery.
jkwalking05 (3393) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red brown in color with a decent beige head. Aroma is of bread dough, raisins, caramel, oranges, and malt. Taste is of caramel, light spicy hops.
travita (3652) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber to red in color, light head, and clear. The smell is malty, bready, pine, fruits, and caramel. The taste is chewy, fruity, hops, caramel, and decent.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: February 16, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, Windward
Appearance: opaque dark amber, creamy beige head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, light caramel candy, touch of floral hops
Flavor: rich caramel flavor, touch of candy sweetness, bready, balancing hops with light citrus, even bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4