fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma of weak malts. Flavor weak sweet malts with spicy hops. Pretty bland for me.
LilBeerDoctor (3296) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by fredandboboflo. Pours a deep amber with a thick tan head. Aroma of light sweet malt, flowery hops. Flavor of sweet malt, mild flowery hops, some apple, wheat cracker. Blandish but decent. ESB? I thought this was more like an amber. Ok though, 2nd best Farmington River beer.
glaze0101 (79) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hard pour light HUGE head. sweet and hoppy. apricot? Interesting fruit blend. Very drinkable. Not too heavy.
jcwattsrugger (10889) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours a big to rich to rocky light tan head and copper color. Aroma is sweet caramel, medium malt. Taste is sweet caramel, medium malt, peat, some medium/dark fruit, earthy/spice hops, some yeast. Medium body. Mild carbonation.
Braudog (5453) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: It pours with a reddish-orange hue and a thin head. The aroma is fruity, almost like grape juice. The beer drinks with a unique malty tone -- fruity, but also earthy and woodsy, with an almost mapley aspect and a sweet grapey pull. The finish is incredibly dry with a hoppy little pinch. Although this beer doesn’t present any overt greatness, the sum of its parts make it quite the delicious brew. This would pair well with just about any American fare -- I’m craving a big juicy burger! (#3220, 11/25/2007)
TaktikMTL (5494) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée chez Liquors 44 (Northampton, MA). Arôme: La couleur est ambrée opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux beige avec une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps et la texture sont mince. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel brûlé en arrière goût. (Rating #1266)
cazort (484) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Nutty, malty, a bit roasty. The malt flavor is complex. Some pleasant wood-like tones emerge. Not that bitter. Not too sweet, which I like. Doesn’t leave the strongest impression, but I like it, and would drink it again.
Sammy (8017) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An amber and a decent white head with some malt and hops aroma. Fresh, good bitterness and medium mouthfeel and appropriately carbonated. Clean taste, well-balanced, just fairly run-of-the-mill. In a word, serviceable.
DYCSoccer17 (3205) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Sweet, candy-like sugary aroma with plenty of floral notes as well as some melon aromas as well. Kinda smells like honeydew. There is also some breadiness to this. Not so sure about the aroma on this guy. Mildly hazy orangey-amber color with a nice, frothy off-yellowish head. I think calling this mahogany is a bit too much. Nevertheless, this is attractive. Very toasted and grainy flavors to start. Plenty of nice, nutty maltiness. Very chewy body. Finishes with a nice, distinctive bitter hoppiness, which is followed by again some more burnt flavors. A wonderful session brew, but unfortunately the aroma is a little suspect.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Connecticut Brew Fest. Clear copper pour with a beige head. Unique nose and flavor - hard to place. Like walnut, malt and an herbal bitter. Interesting.