msante79 (2124) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Bowie location. Pours reddish amber with off-white head. Aromas of light roasted malt, light toffee, and some hops. Flavors of roasted malts, some toffee, light hops, and light citrus. Your average red ale.
strongpieman (1156) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at Arundel Mills - Didn’t like this one very much. Expected a very drinkable red, but the taste really was off. Color / appearance was good and inviting. Not recommended, but maybe this was a bad batch.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On sampler tray at BWI. Plain brown color, off white head, decent lacing. Aroma of caramel. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly hoppy, with a bit of cocoa in the finish. Drinkable.
dchmela (2405) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at BWI. Nice reddish brown pour. Noble hop malt aroma. Smooth sweet malt taste. OK.
savnac (2057) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ DuClaw Fells Point. Clear deep amber with an off white head. Biscuit, bready aroma with some nuttiness. Sweet malt base with touches of bitter and sour. Medium body. Pretty close to a brown, but good none the less.
ben4321 (3001) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Draft at the Fells Point Brew Pub, 9/6/09
Aroma: Mostly got caramel in the nose, some bread
Appearance: Clear copper/caramel color, beige head
Flavor: Caramel and toasty malts and a light hoppiness as well
Palate: Medium body, decent mouthfeel
This is a pretty decent amber. Overall it is a decent beer, but not outstanding beer. Could use more complexity, but its a decent drinkable brew.
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft pours garnet in color with a a slight creamy head. Bread and slight glassiness in the aroma. Slightly thin body with a nice bit of flavor. A bit sweet and some caramel and little bitterness in the beginning comes through.
ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper pour. Caramel and spicy aroma very rye like. Caramel and citrus hops. Dry finish
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Arundel Mills in Mar 2008: Transparent amber copper with a wispy-lacing off-white head. Semi-sweet caramely malty nose has some toasted nutty notes. Body starts mildly sweet and toasty malty with a drier, more bitter finish. A decent amber ale and pretty true to style.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish color with a malty, caramelish, light hop aroma. Flavor showcases some floral hops, caramel, and bread. Decent.