notalush (5716) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap - turbid straw pour - mostly dry overall, with a lot of toasty grain, light mineral, light grass - biscuity middle and finish, with just a touch of vanilla and a hint of wood - creamy texture - medium body - the second best mild in town.
UncleKorm (1218) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle (batch #29, 4.5%) poured a murky orange hue w/ a large fizzy off-white head, mostly lasting settling to finger width frothy cap w/ minor sticky lacing. Aroma is low to moderate malty grains and light grass. Initial flavor is a light to moderate sweet w/ a light acidic finish. Tastes are toast, lemon, tangerine, grass, and honey. Light to medium body, creamy texture, fizzy carbonation.
mike5326 (1607) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from a chilled bottle bottle. Light orange color, mild head. Malt and caramel with a slight wet towel accent. Mineral and caramel with a very watered down taste.
Luvystypotables (1611) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plae caramel colour, mild aroma hint of caramel. Caramel flavor, strong plate
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch 19. Pours with a clear, golden orange hued body with a medium sized, just barely off-white head. Aromas are of grainy malts, nuts, light plastic notes, grapenuts, lightly floral, honey. Flavors are of nutty notes, toasted biscuit, floral, a touch of citrus, unsweetened graham cracker, low esters. Malt forward, pretty sweet. Finishes with a medium bodied, medium-full carbonation. Decent, malty, somewhat session beer. A bit too sweet tasting and a touch dull though.
Ernest (7283) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2016 Bottle (SLC batch 56, 5.0%).
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy light to medium amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted nuts/bread, cookie, coffee), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Hooray, we’re getting SLC-brewed versions of Epic in CO again! The Denver-brewed Epic versions (of everything, esp. this) have been clearly inferior to the Utah-brewed stuff, and I feared being so close to the new plant, I would never see the better quality stuff on shelves again. Glad to see that isn’t the case. Nice toasty-nutty malt (even a little coffee-ish) and good quaffing balance make this a pleasure to drink, if not quite all the way to exciting.
Dogbrick (11322) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from cask at the Big Tap In on 04/20/2013. Pours a hazy orange-gold color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of biscuit malt and hops. Light-bodied with flavors of bready malt, vanilla and mild hops. The finish is sweet with a biscuit malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
JK (5650) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Firkin Fest 2013. Light copper color. Roasted grain both the flavor and aroma. It has good palate, which I generally find to be true of Epic beers. Good malt flavor and it is good to see this style for a change of pace.
Mora2000 (6154) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow-orange pour with a white head. Aroma is full of toffee and bread. Flavor is similar with some bread and toffee notes, as well as some grain and grass. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel, bready malt aroma, with fruity English yeast and herbal hops. Nice balance of caramel, bread/toast, and sweet malt flavors. Can taste the cherry/apple-like fruity yeast, too. It’s unfiltered--so maybe that contributes to the flavor (which is tasty)? (Release #25)