DiarmaidBHK (4244) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Utah Liquor Store. Pours brown with a thin khaki head. Has a bit of a tea smell to it. Smooth and slightly malty on the tongue. Finishes clean. It’s a mild ale for when you have to drink a lot of beer in one sitting.
notalush (5732) - 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 (1230) - 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 (1639) - 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 (1694) - 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 (7917) - 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 (7373) - 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 (11641) - 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 (5809) - 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 (6157) - 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.