philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours amber with a thin, quickly fading head. Aromas of caramel, toast. Initial flavor tangy, salty buoyed by a healthy carbonation. Aftertaste evolves nicely. This one’s for sipping by the fire.
geologyguy (742) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very light but slightly woody smell, tastes like a spicy stout...medium heavy malt low hops, finish is watery...wish it finished stronger
brokensail (11371) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Presidential Suite. Copper pour with a white head. Mostly just bready malt. Some toast and nutmeg on the nose. Maybe a bit of cinnamon. Kind of tart and metallic. Flavor has bitter copper and some sour citrus peels. Old spices. Sweet bready malt base of toast and biscuit. Meh.
kbudd19 (676) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from JT, thanks buddy! Dark reddish brown pour, with two fingers of frothy white head. Aroma is light malts, mild spices, not much else...pretty underwhelming. Taste is light grains, followed by some mild tartness with prickly carbonation and a sharp thelma and Louise ending. I wouldn’t say its offensive but it’s certainly a below average beer.
DrSilverworm (6818) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. Tasted at RBSG grand tasting post-tasting. Clear amber color. Thin of-white ring of head. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light rough texture. Caramel malt. Bigger spice taste. Moderate sweet, moderate spicy. Tastes OK. Meh. I feel like even if this was fresh it still wouldn’t be my speed.
beerbill (3509) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Pours a lightly hazed amber with a very thin linen white head that is gone after the first sip and leaves no lace. Pleasant aroma of malt with a touch of sweetness. No spice detected. The flavor is malt, caramel, and bread that has been lightly toasted. Again, no evidence of spice. Well rounded mouthfeel. Very mild bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied.
ben4321 (4066) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 4/13/14
Aroma: The aroma is bready malts, dough, and some winter type spices
Appearance: It pours a murky reddish-brown color with a fizzy beige head and light lace
Flavor: The flavor is much the same, doughy malts, some spice, and a mild hop bitterness
Palate: The feel is okay, with a light-medium body, average-plus carbonation, and a mild dry finish
Finally spring is here, and since it’s 78 degrees outside right now and I’m drinking this on my patio I should probably finish off whatever winter beers I have left...
Anyway, as for the beer itself, I’ll say it is solid. I can’t go much above solid, but it is solid for sure. Still, I’d like to see them go beyond this with their standard/12 oz beers, as their bomber beers are usually quite good.
Beerman6686 (4608) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured a light brown color with an off white head. Aroma was of light spices, toast and caramel. Falvor was similar, not overly sweet, but fairly bland and uninviting.
crazyvin (1979) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A clear copper body with a bone color head. Good retention and lace. Aroma had a mild caramel malts. Mild nutmeg and some allspice. Flavor was rather bland. Flavor was a bit of a disappointment. A little sweetness from the malts. Some nutmeg and a bit of orange peel, I think. Very mild all around. Light on the palate.
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DruncanVeasey (7309) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Kuwait Airways. Coppery brown with a fine slender cap. Heavily sesame-accented aroma with cooked brown sugar and dank English woods. Dull dirty English/German keller flavour exactly like a guzzled prematch pint of Cottage in The Crown. Mainly sesame, hazelnut, finely sieved cocoa and decaying leaf matter. Another minor stinker from The Captain, certainly not one worth dragging across the water. Even with 92kg to play with.
KyotoLefty (6646) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from BOTW. Caramel malt nose, like an Alt somewhat, chocolate, herbal spicing, orange, mint maybe. solid malt, not so sweet, spicy. Chocolate and caramel, herbs, cinnamon, nutmeg maybe. bitter, slightly astringent finish. Clean enough, but the spices are a bit much. Well, that’s what it aims for. Not my cup of tea, but not bad.