Cliff (399) - Avon Lake, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Matt has a way with German styles, and he nailed this one. Clear deep amber pour, thick head with nice lacing. Toasty/malty aromas with some green hop aroma. Smooth flavor, the malt shines and with a big bitterness at the back end balancing it out. Very good stuff that I could drink lots of.
jsquire (3308) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in North Olmstead. Deep caramel color with a sticky beige head. Rich malty nose. Caramel sweetness with some dark fruit and toasted grain flavors. Some burnt toast in the finish. Full flavored alt.
Beerman6686 (3734) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured a straight amber color with a white head. Aroma was of light grassy hops, toast and caramel. Flavor was sticky and sweet, some biscuits with light hop bitterness. Meh.
jmikolich (1352) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at FH, really surprising color from this, but taste is very mild and subdued, perfectly balanced nothing out of line. very nice
JoeMcPhee (8167) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Fat Heads - North Olmstead. Deep amber pour. The nose is softly earthy with a kiss of light noble hops. Softly sweet with a fresh sweet malty character. Light noble hops with a soft fresh herbal hoppiness. Very clean and fresh with a very crisp, firm bitterness. Well-balanced.
zdk (1805) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap @ Fat Heads brewpub - Tall orange pour with foamy white head. Sweet toffee malts and a bit nutty. Fair amount of piney hops. Finishes dry with some astringency. Nice balance. tasty.
MrBunn (2374) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Fat Heads in Cleveland. Pours a pretty deep copper with a thin head and aromas of caramel and herbal hops. Flavor has a strangely abrasive hops presence that gains steam and buries the malt as it develops on the palate.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler brought back by a friend. Pours a clear reddish copper with a huge beige head. Caramel malt nose with a noble hop balance. Flavor also begins with caramel and has a bitter earthy hop finish that was a tad more aggressive than I expected based on the nose.