merc7186 (2931) - 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 (1082) - 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 (505) - 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)
BillWyce (1003) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From notes: Poured hazy orange-amber with a 1-finger, off-white head. Biscuity malt aroma with touches of citrus and yeast. Medium body, just a touch oily with a mild finish. Flavor of orangey citrus with some caramel malt beneath.
Truebrew69 (19) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A really nice amber ale here. So smooth and creamy malty flavors on it. I picked up a 6-pack in CT the other weekend and was very pleased with the results.
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured amber with off white head. Malty aroma with medium body. Decent English style ale.
philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle. Pours dark cloudy amber with nice white head that disappears quickly. Initially a big bright hoppy aroma. Flavor flat. Nice medium body and foamy effervescence. Clean aftertaste. Overall, unremarkable.
TATE (404) - Lubec, Maine, USA - APR 27, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a bit cloudy, copper color with thin white head with lots of carbonation. This was a single, not sure the date, so it may be old. Aroma is citrus. Malt up front with a bitter finish that is a bit metallic. Average at best.
Imaena (2197) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - APR 20, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. This was a pretty boring amber with not a whole lot to it. Don’t see myself picking it up again.