DuffMan (9608) - 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 (4606) - 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 (4867) - Dallas, 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 (10883) - 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
thegreenrooster (4031) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a dark red with a small whtie head. Aroma is a ok sticky sweet malt with some lingering hop. Flavor is deffinatly a rye malt spice with some sugar and a minor hop. Finish is bitter with a little alcohol. Decent but not great. Needs a heavier malt base and a lot more hops.
Cybercat (5171) - Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2012 Comes out of the tap a clear, dark amber with a fluffy and persistent cream-yellow, fine-bubbled head. Fruity aroma has malty and woody undertones. Woody, fruity, malty flavor has earthy and caramel hints - quite tasty. Firm-bodied texture is fizzy and lively. A kingpin indeed!
Tried this in a bottle - and it’s just as good this was as on-tap!
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Bridgeport. Pours a clear ruby medium off white head, good lace. The aroma is sweet malt the is a decent amount of hops lingering. Taste is more sweet malts with a dry hop bitterness. Decent brew.
BritAlesRule (215) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice deep amber color. Not much head. Malt aroma of a nice English ESB. Slightly bitter and medium bodied in the mouth with more bready and nutty malts. Nice and dry on the back end with just enough sweet balance.
DrnkMcDermott (3008) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Loose single from Binny’s. Finally my first Bridgeport beer, although there are some bombers somewhere in my cellar. I get a big nose of malts and alcohol at the pour, not as much hop. Carola brown pour under a spongy beer head, not much bubble activity in my glass. More hops found in the taste, a kind of slight citrus and slightly "dry" hop note. Or maybe just a standard hop bitterness. Either way, it matches nicely with a slightly spicy malt bill. Texture seems a little light, but it’s leaving sticky traces on my lip, and the alcohol comes in to warm me up on this cold night.
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huzzah!! Found me another "favorite brew"!!! Superb balance between hops and malts. Now to find some wild game to pair this up with!!