Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice copper amber color with absolutely no head. Aroma is a pleasant cereal and malt. Taste is a real let down...I expected it to taste like an oak barrel for some reason. Very thin. Taste is light honey and marris otter. Below average for the style.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber colour with an off white head. malty, caramel sweet aroma with fruity and floral notes and hints of honey and alcohol. malty, caramel and honey sweet flavor.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: 09/01/08, 12 oz. bottle
Aroma - Malty, with notes of grain and caramel, earthy and herbal hop character
Appearance - Clear amber with a medium off white head that lasts well, and some good lace
Flavor - Dark caramel and dark fruit sweetness, and a late appearing soft indistinct bitterness
Palate - Medium body and carbonation, smooth, slightly sweet palate
Overall - A solid pale ale, sessionable, although perhaps slightly sweet
douglas88 (8463) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle drank at the Bayou. Pours a clear copper color with a medium off-white head. The aroma is mostly subdued hops, quite light but nice. The flavor was full of smooth citrus hops, grapefruit and floral flavors. A strong bit of caramel malt balances it out. A touch of fruit, and no notice of barrel aging except perhaps in the mellowness of this brew. Nice though, and I could drink many of these.
Reid (2338) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Average looking amber coloured beer, small off white head.
Lovelly aromas though, spicy,malty, fruity..floral. and woody.gorgeous.
Mainlly malty ..semi sweet flavours, English leafy hop in the back and after taste, slightly toasty.
Kinda thin on the palte..though thats not really a bad thing in this weather.
Overall a nice English style plae ale..could be a good session if it lost 1% of its alcohol.
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Poured red amber with thin head. Spicy aroma, with much floral. Malty flavour, with a bit of flatness also toast notes. Balanced finish.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber, very clear, with a smooth white head. Toasted malts up front, fruity and a touch spicy in the hops. I didn’t pick up much barrel character in this. Also, this felt a bit watery on the palate, very soft carbontation, maybe a bit more and some more barrel character would come out.
raphael (1173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel, pine & plywood. The head holds on a while over clear darkish armber. A little flat in the bottle, flavors of caramel, whole wheat bread, lemon, oak & a hop edge. citrusy finish
apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange amber pour, light aroma of floral hops. Smooth, sweet taste, a touch of grapefruit with bright crisp finish. I can’t taste much of the barrel. Nice on the palate if a little thin.
Indulgence (141) - Ajo, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Faint aromas of mixed fruits, malts and hops, orange, slightly cloudy with a mild head and carbonation, taste is like a mild ESB, with some mixed candied fruits, toffee and hops. Palate is light, palate is smooth, clean with a lean toward some lingering spice hoppiness. The first time that I had this I was blown away by it’s complexity, not anymore, it’s still a beer I like and an above average, every now and then quaffer.