Theydon_Bois (12090) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at the brewpub, PDX, 09/11/14.
Clear rich amber with a moderate off white covering that soon dissipates to a swirl.
Nose is toffee, dark malts, sugars, spice, caramel.
Taste comprises much the same, pretty one trick pony.
Medium body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with lghtly warming alcohol.
Ok, but for style and ABV not a lot doing, lacks depth and complexity.
Pinball (11100) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear dark nutty brown, smooth offwhite head.
flowery aroma, sweet dried fruits. lots of malts.
flavor is sweet malty, flowery, dry , wood.
kp (10884) - 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
Ratman197 (10860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering fruity finish.
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish pour. Sweet malty aroma, with some nice hops, crackers, light fruit. Flavor is hoppy, sweet, crackers. Not bad.
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2011
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ home. Dark orange-red appearance with a tan head. Quite sweet caramel malty that smells like a dessert topped in whipped cream with a very light hoppy aroma. Caramel and rye malty, quite sweet, somewhat organic hoppy flavor. Actually a pretty weird beer for an American Strong Ale and such a low hoppiness. Not balanced all that well.
crossovert (8852) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A triple hopped beer, where have I seen that before?
It pours a clear amber/red with a frothy white head that dissipates with a bit of lacing.
The smell is very sweet in the aroma. Very basic actually, not much hops at all. It has a little bit of candied orange and vanilla icing, not what i was expecting.
The flavor is sweet and tangy with a medium bitterness. It is mostly malt-driven and the malts just are super flat, they do nothing to compliment the hops. The hops are mainly citrusy but also a bit tangy. There is a hint of vegetal bitterness in the finish.
I had a NN last night and can’t help but compare the two, this one pales.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-20-2011 21:02:59
mcberko (8699) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Bridgeport, pours a dark clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is full of dry bready malt with a little caramel. Flavour is really metallic and off-flavoured, with some skunky vegetal notes. Dry, but fairly vile flavoured. Not too good.
3fourths (8496) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. artificially-flavored cherry gelatin chews and bathroom cleaner smell and flavor. weak, thin, paper-like texture. boring and dull.
arminjewell (8474) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear orange-red with nice off white head, aroma has nice notes of rye, biscuit, toffee with some spice, grass and pine hops to back it, touch of earth in there as well. Taste is nice spice, rye, grass, some slight metallic notes, goes into more rye, toffee and caramel, finishing slightly bitter.