Travlr (15867) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of Adam, Pince of Mogadishu, thank you sir. Bright, hazy golden amber color, tiny white edge head. Aroma of lightly burnt toast, caramel. Taste starts with sweet caramel then a bitter finish. Pretty plain.
bartlebier (2559) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(US 2012 backlog recollected in abstinent tranquility). $6 Draught@Kickshaw, Astoria 03/09/2012. Fast dispppearing head. Mild, if not bland, amber ale with some malt caramels, but no real characteristic malt profile; some hop tinge, but no real hop profile. Runny, unsubstantial body. Drinkable enough, but nothing to either shock, startle or gently lure you out of a severe jetlag.
puboflyons (2538) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. I do like the label. The color is medium caramel amber with a modest , lingering off-white head. It has the look for the style. Aroma is nondescript basically with a touch of caramel malts, biscuit, and mild hops but nothing jumps out. The body is light to medium. In the flavor the hoops tend to butt into the caramel and sweet malty character I get at first. Nothing extraordinary here.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma - faint biscuit malt and some spicy hops
Appearance - body is amber, the liquid on the hazy side, the head sets up white and about 3/4" and starts to settle
Taste - slightly bitter, some soapiness about the taste, a caramel malt is present.
Palate - the body is light, the texture thin, the carbonation lively on the palate, the finish is somewhat astringent, again a somewhat soapy quality about the beer, which I find unpleasant.
two7offsuit (366) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours Amber with an off white head. Malty aroma and flavor with a mild hop finish.
NJCraig1971 (5) - Scotch Plains, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
very smooth taste, my wife loves it which means I will buy it frequently for her.
merc7186 (2568) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer has a great dark brown, reddish hue that passes through very little light. The beer pours great with a nice creamy off white head and has good lacing on the glass. The beer is well carbonated and the head lingers on 5 minutes after I poured it. The smell had a nice earthy smell, dark roasted malts, a hint of chocolate, and a smoothe caramel finish...a good blend. The taste follows the smell to a T, it has a nice roasted malt taste with a good caramel finish with a hint of chocolate lingering around. The mouthfeel is decent with the smokiness of the malt lingering and the taste of the carbonation and caramel. Overall, this is a great beer (and I am not a fan of chocolate) from a brewer that I have never expereinced before and I am interested in the their other offerings now. Recommended.
GIJOE (924) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - SEP 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a foamy head that slowly fades to top film. Smells a little musty, like old biscuits. Taste is a bit bitter but the malts come through. Fairly full-bodied. Okay brew. Not a favorite.
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fishonmyplane (503) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice reddish/copper color. A well-balanced english style ale. Some biscuit and bready malts. Enough hops for a little kick, but overall it doesn’t leave a strong impression.
carboy3 (10) - warren, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Certainly a decent representation of the style. However, it was lacking freshness and snap. A little muddled and oxidized with some strong cardboard flavors coming through. I would seek this out to try on tap, if I am in the area again (was at Charlestown brewfest)