shrubber85 (8510) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Buttery caramel malt aroma. Hazy amber with small head. Sweet lightly tangy butter toffee malt and mildly bitter hay flavor. Nice body.
Patrickctenchi (4514) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, amber-orange with a small, beige head.
Sweet caramel, fruit aroma.
Caramel malt, bread-heel, grain malt taste.
A bit of herbal hopping......
chinchill (2657) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
undated 12 oz. bottle with updated label (versus photo).
A bottled cask ale is an oxymoron; a point hammered home by the large head. But ignoring this ...
Poured moderately clear amber with a large, creamy tan head that had good retention and left patterned lacing on the glass. A thin coat of sediment remained stuck to the bottom of the bottle.
Aroma: earthy-herbal hops dominate, creating a dank, rather unappealing brew.
Flavor: mild and less hoppy than the aroma suggests. Modest complexity with hints of roasted nuts. Very mildly bitter.
Feel: (Cask ale character at last). Medium body with a very smooth texture; ample soft carbonation.
Darkmagus82 (1938) - - OCT 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transfer from BA review on 1-15-14-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a very hazy amber color with a one finger head of a light cream color. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is on the grainier side with a lightly toasted bready smell mixed within. Along with these smells are some aromas of caramel and a little bit toffee as well as the slightest hint of a citrus hop smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a toasted bready taste with some sweeter flavors of caramel and toffee. The sweeter flavors begin losing ground as the taste moves on with the bready flavor taking on a more roasted cracker like taste. As this occurs some hop flavors of a citrus and grassy nature come to the tongue. While the sweetness lessens from the start, it is still quite detectable with it never really leaving a “dry” beer. In the end with the transitions in the taste, one is left with a very lightly hopped, moderately sweet, cracker taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The average carbonation and body are both quite appropriate as they uphold the lightly hopped flavors of the brew, all while still maintaining an easy drinking base for the sweeter flavors of the brew.
Overall – Nothing out of this world, but nothing wrong with it either. A nice easy sipping pub brew.
Bork (401) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2014 Fairly standard amber ale with a little bit of fruitiness, a little bready maltiness and a lightly bitter ending.
jrob21 (2801) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Total wine single. Malty thick body. Bit of caramel some red fruit more as it warms. Creamy texture.
BeerdedDave (701) - - JUL 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
cloudy amber color; slightly fruity, floral hop aroma; bready malt and floral hops with light fruit notes
PorterPounder (5957) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Atlanta, Ga. - Total Wine - Perimeter. Pours a hazy dark amber with a long lasting medium thick khaki colored head. Aroma has some some sweet date-like fruitiness, a hint of molasses. Flavor has some nuttiness, a bit of brown sugar, some baked brown bread, just a hint of citrus bitterness. Mouthfeel has a decent thickness to it.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured dark amber with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma was caramel, toffee, lots of fruit, crackers. Flavor was dominated by fruity esters, toffee, caramel, bread. Very sweet, low bitterness. Opens up and improves as it warms, with the toffee and fruit really blossoming. Too sweet to be sessionable, but still nice. A bit thick on the tongue.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at a dive in North Jersey. Aroma of malt, biscuit, and slight rye. Pours dusty brown with a warm medium. Taste is rye bread, biscuit, and a lingering funky malt. Overall a nice malty mouthfeel but kind of bland. Nothing special but nothing gross.