Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours a clear light amber with a decent white head aboard. Nose is slightly spicy and malty. Flavor is predominantly a fruity/malty taste; slightly sweetened, watered-down, holiday spice, iced tea. Finish was sorta funky and did not maintain those nuances that were experienced in the beginning. This was just OK, nothing special.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, dark amber with a tiny beige head. The aroma is toffee, roast, vienna and golden raisins. The flavor is slightly sweet, grape juice, some berries, caramel, herbal and ice tea. Medium/light body with moderate carbonation and nice bitter finish.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2007 On tap at Commercial Taphouse. Labelled as Brooklyn Scottish Ale. Hazy dark amber body with a large creamy light brown head. Sweet caramel malt and light citrus hops aroma. Sweet fruity flavor with some caramel and some light citrus hops in the end.
Original Rating: 12/11/2006
Clear ruby body with a small off-white head. Sweet caramel and tea-like aroma. Dry malt and some light caramel in the flavor. 6/4/6/3/12
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruddy brownish, big beady head. English ale-malt aroma - tannic, leathery, metallic, cereal, dried fruits. Very much in the English style -- my guess was that this was somewhere between a brown ale and an ESB. I could drink a mess of this. Cherries and vanilla cream, tannic, lightly sweet, lightly floral. Session weight. Cherry cereal finish. Moderate bittering, justly done. Another quality brew from this brewery.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hop Devil Grillle. Pours a nice clear deep amber with a fluffy off beige head and nice lace. Aroma is toasty, with nutty malts, thick caramle malts and surprisingly hoppy for the style but is more on the herbal and tea-like hop side. Good full bready and toaasty malt side, herbal hops and a light bitter finsih- somewhat peaty and light smoke as it warms with a light fruity character. Good smooth mouthfeel at first- but becomes a bit slick towards the end.
crazyvin (1799) - New York, USA - DEC 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Moghgany in color with a thin bone color head. lacing was minimal but there. A nice malty aroma with caramel notes. Some malty notes on the inital flavor but finished with a hoppy but. Some spice to it. good but nothing special.
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge foamy caramel colored head atop a copper-orange brew. Aroma is cherry-wheat, fruity. Very spicy, roasted cherry malted flavor. Finish is cherry and pepper.
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 8, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle) Crystal clear copper body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, cherry, some root beer. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some anise, light earthy. Light-medium body, low carbonation, a trifle thin.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear brownish color with a head that starts out fluffy but dies down to film before too long. You can tell that this one is going to be on the sweet side of things from the first sniff. Hints of plum and cherry in the aroma. Sweet fruity flavor is easy to down but does seem a bit thin. I may have made a mistake pairing this one with fried chicken.
shadey (1818) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby red. No head. Aroma is ripe fresh fruit. Body is a touch light for a winter warmer. Smooth fruity and clean. Different than I expected, but decent.