tastybeer (1728) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pour is amber with a small off-white head, some retention, no lace. Aroma of biscuit, grassy/floral hops. Taste is biscuit, caramel, some grassy hop bitterness, light toast. Palate is soft, slick, lightly bitter finish. Decent.
bconch (290) - - MAY 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper pour. Taste is bitter up front with s nice caramel, malty backbone. Good. Almost a fruity finish.
Rustyham (1724) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color is a deep Amber, lacey head. Aroma is sweet malt and caramel. Flavor has an unexpected sharpness to it which I didn’t like at first but now love. Like a blue cheese sharpness. It is slight metallic, and a bit like sourdough bread or buttermilk.
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at the source. Hazy golden color, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of subtle straw. Taste is bitter white pepper.
jcartamdg (1984) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark caramel brown color with a one finger head into my ccb snifter. Caramel malts with a great balance of bitter hops on the nose and the taste is intensified. This is a well crafted easy drinking session able beer. I could drink this all day!
zgaier (1391) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours amber with a beige head and malty aroma. Taste is well balanced and sweet, of malt, caramel, hops, and grains with a nice, smooth finish. Drinkable, good brew from CCB.
jjgmd (1436) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in Orlando. Pours a hazy amber color. Nose is fruity. Taste is sweet and full of caramel. Finish is dry and short.
BVery (6216) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Hazy amber pour with minimal head. Nose is spicy and caramel. Moderate palate. Taste is pine hop and some bread. Good stuff.
rbrazell (1646) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Fermentation. Slightly cloudy amber pour with a small tan head. Nose is floral, piney bitterness and some Munich maltiness. Slight chewy caramel entry with a lot of bitter pine notes that follow and finish. Pretty tasty.
pari6819 (55) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I enjoy Minaret. It is a solid ESB. I find that it has some nice maltiness to it. It has hints of chocolate, carmel, toffee and wafer. There is a nice creaminess to it when delivered via Nitro. This opens it up quite a bit.