blankboy (5797) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a small diminishing white head. Avereage aroma of grain, fruit and hops. Flavour’s slightly better and follows the aroma with a decent bitter finish. Alcohol’s well hidden. Medium bodied. Not bad, I enjoyed it, but it’s no ’Scottish Ale’.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light amber pure copper color with almost no head. Aroma is lightly fruity herbal hops, tea leaves, light crystal malts. Flavor is pretty weak despite the 6.8% abv, light crystal malts, herbal and spicy hops are faint. Has a slightly harsh bite to it in the end that assaults the tongue- prickly. Not bad at all, but very one dimensional and weak overall.
puzzl (3235) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy orange with little head. Aroma is lagery and buttery, tobacco and light saaz. Very alcoholic in taste, unbalanced, high on the european hops and light on the malts. Vegetably and buttery in the taste.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 10, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep clear amber with a thin white head. Aroma is cookieish, but only lightly, nothing much else. The body is wicked sweet and slickish.
The flavors are sweet malt but nothing too characteristic. Finishes cloyingly sweet. Time to pick a more attenuative yeast and use more quality crystal malts.
Sregnar35 (951) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - APR 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not too shabby, very underrated IMO. Pours yellow orange with no head. Aroma is sweet and a bit hoppy. Flavor is weak an sweet, but refreshing. I’d finish off a six pack for sure.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An orangey copper color with a thin head of off-white foam that darkens at the edges. Juicy and sweet in the nose with a perfumey, sweet, spicy hop aroma. Flavor is very nice. Fruity malt, a lush, full body, nice sweetness, a touch of bitter spice, even some tropical, pineapple-like hop flavor, and just the right amount of acidity to balance and lengthen and fatten the long finish. This is nicely complex just slightly too syrupy to drink a lot of.
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 (8529) - 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 (4886) - 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.