Nephilium (1164) - Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mild fruity aroma, pours a hazy amber-brown with a thin off white head. There’s a hint of apple in the flavor, with very little in the way of hop bitterness. There’s an off taste that I can’t really place, which lingers for the finish. I’m not really impressed with this offering.
ContemplateBeer (1177) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of toast, caramel, light resin, spicy hop character. Appearance is amber/red with bone head; body has nice clarity. Flavor matches the nose; some almond is apparent, and the beer is toasty throughout. Palate is medium, sticky and soft. Good, solid ESB.
MadRobin (1064) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap half pint at The Bistro in Old Line Wine in Beltsville, MD.
Clear, dark-amber brown with a small off-white head and sparse lacing.
Aroma of caramel, bread, malt and mild light fruit.
Taste of toasted malt, caramel, herbal hops and mild light fruit.
Medium body and medium/low carbonization.
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hfmejias (397) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAY 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours dark hazy amber, Huge white foamy head and lots of lacing on the glass. Fruit and caramel aroma. Taste is nice and tart fruit (apple) some sweetness from malts nicely balanced with some hops. Dry Finish, nice and drinkable but not remarkable.
boxofrane (1219) - pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from mari’s. Pours clear copper with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has a dirty hop aroma with some pine, earth, caramel, light grapefruit. The taste is malty with some caramel and a residual sweetness. There is a light bread flavor but nothing exciting and
DocLock (6826) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours hazy dark coppery with off-tan head. Nose is caramel malt, mild raisin and brown sugar. Tastes medium in heft and complexity, with flavors of caramel malt, hops, and raisiny fruits.
HeadyDE (248) - Delaware, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at brewpub..not much noticeable on nose that dominates..however this was a pretty decent bitter style that drinks fairly easily..
NikkTwist (965) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Crystal clean orange brown pour with a fizzy foamy white head that dies quickly to a ring. Nice amber caramel malty aroma off the top. Looks nice. Flavors are smooth but feel slight. Light vanilla caramel. Golden raisins. Ultimately a subtlety darkened golden ale.
craig220 (290) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a somewhat cloudy amber with a HUGE white pillowy head. I mean I couldn’t even pour it all into a pint glass because the head was so much. Aroma is spruce, floral, herbs, nuts, and apples. Taste is lemon, pine, apple, pear, and a dry finish. Good stuff.
Iphonephan (1326) - Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle at a tasting. Pours dark gold with a feint white head. Caramel in the nose. Tart apple flavor.