goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Blind Tiger. Poured a deep hazy amber color. Mild sweaty hop aroma with some citrus notes below. Semi-sweet toasted malt flavor. Semi-dry hop finish. Light bodied with a very light carbonation.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4294) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled on draft at D’s in Monroeville this beer poured a dark orange-caramel color with a small beige head that faded quickly but produced nice lacing. The aroma was tart, tangy and bitter with light touches of fruit, nut and yeastiness. The flavor was bitter, tart and tangy with fruity, vanilla, nut and a yeasty undertones. The finish was long and bitter sour caramel. The flavors are a bit of a muddles mess and did not work for me. Eh.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Tyler’s, Durham. Still looking amber pour, but almost merits a 4 for simply being so bright. The nose is sweet fruit and juniper to begin with, some soft malt emerging just a tad. Body is a bit thin, and the beer is certainly flavorful enough. But the Fuggles get a bit lost in a beer that doesn’t seem quite to know what direction it’s headed.
nimbleprop (3920) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Churchkey DC. Pours a transparent orange amber with a frothy, lacing white head. Aroma is mostly malts, crackers, biscuit, some honey. Flavor is more of the same, crisp malts, some sweetness, dry, grainy. Finish is crisp with no hint of 7% alc. This was nice, sessionable too.
alexsdad06 (3860) - Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the Comet. Pours a clear amber copper color with a small whitish head. The aroma is sweet toasted malt, caramel, honey, fruity esters, and some resiny hops. The flavor has a base of toasted bready malt, caramel, honey, light fruity notes, slight hoppy bitterness, with a dry smooth finish. Medium bodied.
Aurelius (3731) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Man, I thought that this was going to rock, but I came away disappointed. I have a lot of respect for Brooklyn, and for English ales, so I was sure that this was a must-have. Cloudy, medium to dark hone amber. Spot-on, slightly fruity English bitter aroma. Flavor, unfortunately, was a little astringent and homebrew-y, woody, cidery at times, and just came off as off-kilter. Mouth is light. Long tea-bitter finish. On draught, Capital Ale House, Richmond.
Butters (3591) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft with joe and graham at CAH. Pours a near clear amber with tan head. Sweet, grainy, malty, sticky. Lingering malt bite, some faint hops, and way too expensive.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 03/05/2010. Slightly hazy amber body with a small creamy off-white head. Sweet caramel and earthy hop aroma. Sweet caramel, toast, malt, earthy hop flavor. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.
ben4321 (3356) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: On tap at Hop Devil Grill, 2/13/10
Aroma: Caramel and toffee malts
Appearance: Clearish copper color
Flavor: Some sweetness, light hop balance
Palate: Creamy, low carbonation, lightish body
Not very detailed notes on this one, but I do remember that I didn’t love this one, something about it just wasn’t quite right. Everything about it is solid, and it is pretty much on target for what they were trying to do, but for some reason it just didn’t quite work for my taste buds. It isn’t bad, but I wouldn’t see myself ordering it again.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Pours clear, with a medium-dark, reddish-amber color. A small, foamy, cream colored head is lasting, leaving smooth, sticky rings of lacing in its wake. The aroma sports notes of clean cereal grain malts, honey, bubblegum, and wheat. A light dose of citrus blossom hops lends a semblance of balance to the otherwise overly grainy and sweet malt base. Flavors too are sweet, grainy, and biscuity. Mostly clean and easy going, there’s a slight gumminess like you sometimes find in a hefeweizen. Floral hops show faintly on the finish. The palate is on the light side, with balanced carbonation leading into an even keeled finish. Overall, a decent though forgettable brew.