hotstuff (3954) - Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated on 5-15-2010 at Bock & Rock event in Minster, OH. This bottled beer pours a small ivory head with a short retention, transparent golden body, very little carbonation observed, and a good amount of lacing. The aroma is lightly malty, sweet and apples. The taste is sweet, lightly acidic, lightly malty, and lightly hoppy. The palate is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. In conclusion, this beer is rather bland and boring tasting and not a beer I would drink again.
justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a red-tinged amber color into the glass with about a finger of head. The nose is mostly caramel with a slightly artificial sweetness to it. Upon first sip, there is a rush of flavors that don’t really work well with one another. I get an amber-esque malt presence combined with a smoke note and a vaguely metallic bitterness in the finish. I couldn’t finish one.
nathan30533 (546) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good esb. Good overall color and not much lacing. Good aroma and good overall balance of flavor. Good brew not great.
akoeninger (344) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great ruby brown color, with herbal hop flavor and caramel. This is a great bitter, Malty, bitter, balanced
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ADesenberg (501) - Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft: amber with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma is caramel and bread. Taste is smooth and mild. Very easy to drink, and very enjoyable as well.
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Schmidt’s. Pours amber with a thick creamy white head. Aroma of sweet malt, light fruits. Flavor of caramel malt, apples, light fruits, hazlenut. Tasty red ale, lightly hopped and not too sweet.
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge gushing off white head.on a hazy copper pour. Caramel malts, cardboard and leaves. Taste was sweet caramel malt up front and some nutty/earthy hops. A littledryness on the finish. Crisp carbonation, medium body. Not bad despite being an off bottle I believe.
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear, copper red with a thick, oatmeal coloured head.
Caramel, cola aroma.
Taste is watery caramel malt, with a slight leafy bitter...bread heel.
rosenbergh (6105) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. (Jungle Jim’s) Fairfield, OH.
Clear copper colour with a small off-white head.
Dry nutty malty aroma with mild sugary sweetness and fruity hops. Delicate but good. The flavour is sweet malt, nut, wood and dryness.
drsordr (897) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample dark hazy amber. Nose clean sweeet malt. All malt some sweet and toffee. Some sharp mid palate from alcohol. Mild bitter finish. Very similar to Sierra Nevada imperial red.