drfabulous (6282) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce can. Dark brown pour. Almost brown ale with creamy texture, caramel, toffee. A bit hoppy. Nice.
Leighton (17992) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours clear amber with a creamy cap. Tasty, with dry and toasty bread, light earthy bitterness, pine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet on the finish, with more bread, earth and grains. Good stuff.
SudsMcDuff (7870) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on draft at the brewpub and from a CaN . .. Brown .. Light foam .. Bark and old oatmeal burnt pieces .. Mouth is light, as is the finish .. Decent for a novice but these guys can do better .. . . Ladies and gentleman, mr Conway Twitty
ben4321 (5550) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: Cask at the brewery, Asheville, 1/1/15
Aroma: The aroma is on the lighter side, with some light spice and malty notes
Appearance: It pours a murky brown color, with a slight orange hue to it
Flavor: The taste is along the same lines, fairly light, with some spice and malt notes to it
Palate: The body is light, not super watery, but a little thin, with a mild overall feel
This one isn’t too bad, but I just felt it was light overall on flavor. Not bad, not great. This was on the lower end for me of the Catawba beers I tried.
jhliesen (816) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can--brown color with a medium, light brown head that lead to some lacing. Picked up caramel and toast in the aroma, also throw in some nuts. Roasted malts was most noticeable in the taste with some biscuit and little sweetness. Medium carbonation with a dry feel. Enjoyable. Appalachian Vinter.
Travlr (20853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Brown color, medium brown head. Aroma of lightly spiced brownies. Taste is malty and bittersweet.
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @ Catawba during RBWG, Asheville. Deep amber pour with a small head. Orange peel and rich caramel. Some Christmas fruitcake. Cinnabons. Sticky rich malty character. Spices, cinnamon and some ginger. Earthy roast malt. Red fruits. A touch acidic. Full body, soft carbonation.
DiarmaidBHK (4142) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can from Sam’s Quik shop. Pours brown with a khaki head. Looks kind of turgid in the glass. Has kind of a musty stank quality on the nose. Tastes like a fir tree. Finishes not a very pleasant experience.
jcnielsen (3129) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Pours a brown color with white head. Malty, spice, toffee aromas. Toffee, malty, nuts, slightly tangy flavors. A bit cardboardy. Not a big fan.
beerme31 (636) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Light brown color thin off-white lacing. Mild malty aroma of toffee, nuts. Medium sweet taste. Medium body, mild citrus-hop bitterness, well rounded ale.