tommeagher (222) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep, clear, caramel color makes you expect this to be a light brew. But instead, its taste is heavier than you would think. It has a chocolate or coffee taste with a hint of bitter that’s unique for an ale. It’s strong but with a very subtly sweet undertaste. A clever, complex ale from this Lawrence, Kansas brewpub.
rader58 (775) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the first release (of bottles). Pours a clear deep copper color. Aroma of roasted grain and molasses. Flavor is grain, molasses, and prunes.
Aurelius (4133) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, medium brown with a reddish glow. Fruity, oat-cereal aroma. Sweet, mellow a little bocky and well-bittered. Not over-carbonated. Slightly tannic. Chalky, medium body. Decent. Tap, Flying Saucer, Kansas City.
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Barley’s Brewhaus in Overland Park. Pours clears light brown with off-white head. Aromas of german malts, caramel, and light hops. Flavors malt, caramel, and light hops. Nice drinkable ale.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Free State. Pours a dark amber body with an off white head. Cereal notes, malt y bread y rye and pumpernickel. Caramel notes a bit nutty and chewy with a spiced bitter finish. Okay.
unclemattie (4169) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Free State. Copper color, lacey tan head. Nice munich and pale malt flavors. Nutty, musty, and caramel. Aroma has a nice nutty caramel note. Finishes with an earthy, woody hop. Clean, crisp, smooth Amber beer.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Given to me from Dansting, Caddylac, TimmyK and the crew from Kansas- Thanks boys!!
Pours a dark brown colour with a very small head. Aroma is nice, plenty of nutty character, some caramel and roasted malt. Flavour was incredible smooth and biscuity. Thought it might be a heavier amber first, but now by the description it makes sense that it’s more of an Alt. Rich and balanced, soft little hop finish. Nice beer!
drowland (5999) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap at the brewpub while visiting the university. Easy and drinkable, and not bad on the style mark.
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid brew that is more like an American Pale Ale. Caramel, toffee and bready malt notes with a nice fruity hop aroma. Flavor is sweet up front and finishes bitter. Medium body, nice and creamy.
drjay44 (2618) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a thin head over a clear, medium brown (SRM 15) body....nose is of medium malts, with a bit of toffee, slight bread.....taste is primarily mild roast, with caramel, primarily toward the finish and lingering thereafter.....medium mouth feel. A pleasant malty amber.