tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel malt and earthy, herbal hops in the aroma. Opaque, dark brown-amber with low off-white head that recedes to ring. Fairly malty flavour with caramel and toffee character up front that is chased by a decent finishing bitterness that leaves the palate clean and waiting for the next sip. Some hints of chocolate. Medium body with fair carbonation. On tap at the brewpub with MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
New England Road Trip Easter ’05 with MartinT, tiggmtl and Rastacouere, beer #63. Sample at the brewpub. Dark cloudy copper from which huge sweet caramel-apple maltiness emanates, followed by a whiff of tar...coffee touches the caramel-sweet front, dryness shows up quickly for the woody/ashy/roasty coffee finishing flourishes, and a bit of English hops lend a touch of gravity and delicacy to the long ending.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bitter ours quite dark. It has notes of caramel, malt, and toast. The palate shows the same flavors in a creamy feeling that also give a light note of hazelnuts.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2005 On draught at CBC. Pours a dark brown-chestnut body with a good-sized, creamy, off-white head. Aroma gives notes of walnuts, chocolate, floral hops and not as much fruitiness as expected. Low yeast activity it seems. Flavor is similar, a profound chocolatiness wraps around the palate and is very substantial and lightly chewy. Touches of bitter roast and herbal, minty hops. Definitely some mint nuances in this. Light coffee and base malt on the finish, keeps the flavor true adn the body does not water down. Another top-notch low gravity beer from these guys. Medium body, very low carbonation. Ample lacing and no alcohol apparency, obviously.
hayduke (3076) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served in a pint glass at The Kinsale in Boston, MA this was a dark and rich copper color with light off-white head and good lacing. Noise of floral hops and caramel malts, and a good rich and oily mouthfeel. Flavor is malty, with hints of coffee and chocolate, and the bitter taste is quite nice and befitting its type. Really easy to drink.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice copper color, adequate off-white ring. Very fruity nose (blackberries) and strongly nutty. Appealing fuggles like hoppiness gives out woody and spicy tones. Perhaps a bit candyish and quite citrusy, but those fruits and nuts make it feel like a dessert bitter. On the tongue, it becomes quite earthy, lightly tart, strongly grassy and unfortunately a bit too sweet and astringent for its own good or this would have been a great session ale. Airy carbonation, medium body, comfortable feel.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours a cloudy golden with frothy white head. Aroma is a bready, grassy and soft with a little hops. Very nice. Flavor is yeasy, bready and a little citrus. Finishes bitter. Rather thin body, but this is a good session beer. Get the "tower".
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a clear medium orange color. The head was white with good retention and lacing. Smelled of flowery hops, Ritz Crackers, and toffee in roughly equal proportions. Light to medium bodied and delicately sweet with mild bitterness. Pleasant mix of caramel and flowery hop flavors. Carbonation was appropriately on the lower end of the spectrum.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shaker pint pour at the brewpub in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Pour is a light haze, copper golden with not too much of an off white head. Despite this, nice lacing left behind. Aroma is soft crystal maltiness along with a soft floral hoppiness – flowery resin, not bitter. The taste is the crystal malt right away, followed by a nice resin floral. Nice integration of flavor. Palate is medium to thin, lower carbonation, crisp clean finish. Nice one.
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@GBBF2007. Deep golden colour, not much head. Aroma is fruity hops along with grass and some wood. Flavour is wooden, grassy and hoppy. Slight sharp sweet bite on the tongue, a bit alcohollike.