Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Like a mix of Flemish (sour), Scottish (peaty) and pale (grapefruit). But site says it’s an amber. Oh, I’m so confused. Beyond the confusion I find clear sweetness reminding me of iced tea and a finishing bitterness that dissolves into a building sticky aftertaste.
teamfowler (3) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2006 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
rich, creamy texture, slightly fruity taste. somewhat alcohol taste. syrupy but dry finish. very enjoyable. purchased as part of an Erie sampler pack at Save on Beer on McKnight Rd. in Pittsburgh.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle... Hazy, amber ale with a large, frothy, off-white head. Great retention. Soapy, fruity nose with notes of pear, fruitcake and sour apple. Whispers of nutmeg, cinnamon and maybe allspice. The flavor is very Flemish. Not sure what to make of this, but I do like a certain degree of sourness. Underripe apple? Medium-bodied and creamy with lively carbonation. Tart, dry finish. Probably an infected bottle. However, if so (probably so), it actually added some flavor to an otherwise bland ale.
thedm (4857) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 25, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The DM & Hotstuff vacation tour July 2005. This draft brew from Porters in Erie, PA poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized of unnoted length off-white colored bubbles that left behind a good lacing. The body contained soft carbonation, was transparent and golden brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of very mild malt and hops. Its mouth feel is initially tingly with a thick palate and a smooth aftertaste. Its flavor contained malty hoppy notes. The flavor thickens as you drink it.
SB (333) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2006 On Tap, Bites and Brews, Pgh, PA
Golden Yellow, bubbly white head. Aroma was sweet and fruity. Flavor was the same, I tasted alot of grapes. IT reminded me of a reisling almost. Mouthfeel was medium, easy drinking, couldn’t pick up the hops intil it warmed, and even then I couldn’t really pick any up. I wuold have never guessed that this was a 6.8% brew.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at O’Lacy’s (sp?) in Batavia, NY. Scotch ale? 6.8%? Whaaa? Deep golden color, off white head. Aroma of fruity malts, hops not really present. Fruity flavor, light grains in the flavor. Medium bodied, lighter carbonation, easy drinking and if it really was 6.8 it hid it well. Poor scotch ale, decent beer but only if you didn’t know what it was ’supposed’ to be.
pjk33 (389) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Had this at the Parlour in Sharpsburg. Nice looking orange/tan beer with little head. Nose is tangy and sweet, with some hop undertone. Good flavor with a slight sweetness and a nice bite. Alcohol hides well, as I would never guess 6.8. Good solid PA brew. Nothing fancy, but good.
hotstuff (3579) - Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2005
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Eric Brewing Co. small ivory head that quickly dissipated, fine, small and large sized bubbles, good lacing, carbonated, transparent, and an orange hue. Aroma was malty and sweaty feet. Not enticing at all. Flavor was malty and some hoppiness. Smooth, dry palate. Medium body.
Nate (3470) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent sweet aroma, bit of Twizzlers, fruity hops. Alcohol vapors. Toasted grain. Light medium amber clear with thin white head. Medium body with medium carbonation, slightly sticky. Starts sweet with toasted malts, medium alcohol warmth and alcohol flavor. Mild tea tannins and neutral fruits. Light alcohol finish with mild alum dryness. Dry after, with bit of neutral fruity sweetness.
guzzler67 (1456) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper colored appearance with a mid sized, white head and little lacing. Soft fruits, along with a hint of toffee, are evident in the aroma. The smokey, peaty scents and flavors typically associated with this style are pretty mute. Mildly carbonated and medium-bodied with a finish that is fruity, floral and a bit sweet.