BeerandBlues2 (10496) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by noodleuser. Pours clear amber with a medium, fizzy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is cookie and biscuit malt with spicy and earthy hops with pear esters. Flavor is sweet malt with spicy and earthy hops, light hops and bitterness, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mL bottle from the brewery, bottled 02-13. Pours a hazy red-brown color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee, caramelized sugar, raisin, dark fruit. The taste is toffee, raisin, citrus, bitter hops, maple syrup. Thin-medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness.
Sammy (9237) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really not the style, still an enjoyable ale. Bottle from Capone’s. Big lace. Hoppy ale, with signs of dry hopping. A sweet finish and a nice palate cleaner.
GT2 (9132) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL. Clear tea amber pour with yeast floaties. Weak head formation. Nose is nutty, hoppy, mild maple, dark cherry, prune. Taste is again quite hoppy for style, even piney, mild maple, orange candies. A bit medicinal with spruce, pine, orange cough syrup. Not cloying or sticky, quite the hop bomb for style. More in the imperial red category than Old Ale.
DocLock (8311) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 from Capone’s. Pours turbid muddy brown with a finger of tan head. Nose is caramel malt, hops, earthy brown sugary figgy fruit. Tastes of caramel malt, earthy, cobwebby figgy brown sugar, big hops.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Noodleuser: pours a clear dark copper amber with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a fresh resiny hoppy nose with lightly sweet biscuity malty notes. Starts with pretty good fullness and sweet dark caramel notes with a smooth grassy hoppy bitterness before a drier bittersweet finish.
SudsMcDuff (6506) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1 Liter growler from the brewery .. . deep brown .. mild foam .. . bread crust, earth, and raisin product .. . light body, a bit thin .. . .
i’m proud as a peacork!
radagast83 (5363) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Noodleuser. Poured a dark brown color with a touch of wispy white head. Aroma had some spice - notes that were some toasted malts. Plenty of caramel notes. Not at all!
FROTHINGSLOSH (5215) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 25 oz brown bottle this beer poured a slightly hazy caramel color with no head and no lacing. The aroma was caramel. molasses and faint vague fruity hops. The flavor was toasted sour caramel, light tobacco, wood and a bit of nut. The finish was long tangy nut, caramel and tobacco. Fairly full bodied but somewhat undercarbonated. Ok.
Beerman6686 (5047) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a murky medium brown color with hardly any head at all when poured completely vertical, definitely lacking carbonation. Aroma was of sweeter malt, caramel, some toffee, dusty hops and light cardboard. Flavor was very sweet and caramel like, some toast and dark fruits, somewhat full bodied, but still a little flat. Eh.