JohnGalt1 (1663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a fairly clear amber... only okay looking off white head... nice lacing.
Aroma is a good mix of spicy/earthy hops and medium caramel and deep toasted bread.
Nice bitterness balances a near perfect malt profile.... caramel malts and toasted biscuits ... Hops are pretty earthy .... a bit of fruity esters on the finish.
Medium bodied with the expected lighter carbonation.
pumpmaster (1355) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $7.99/6-pack. Very good.
rondphoto (4059) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 3, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle @ Jungle Jimís / Eastgate OH --- enjoy by 9/15/14 - Clear dark amber, frothy white 2" head, sheets of lace. Taste is malt with tea overtones, which makes me think this is past itís prime. Light bittering in the finish is the rest of the story. Maybe Iíll look for it earlier next year.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An orange copper body with an off white head. Aroma was of toasted grains and mild caramel malts. Some nice bitter hops. Flavor was similar. Good balance and a nice smooth finish.
oRos (1554) - sacramento, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by beerboxer. Pours copper with white head. Taste is very light with a sweet aroma. Nothing special
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours amber with a short beige head and a fruit and toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied caramel malt flavor with a carbonated slightly bitter finish.
bhensonb (14090) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours copper with a slight beige head. Aroma of lightly toasted malt an floral/fruit hop. Med body. Flavor pretty much matches the aroma. Finishes a little malty and lightly bitter.
jds2008 (20) - Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Malty and hoppy aroma, deep amber brown with reddish tiny, very fine head that clings to glass, medium weight smooth mouthfeel, malty and caramel to start, but strong follow of bitterness, not necessarily hops. Very tasty.
WVHouseofBeer (1026) - Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall not a spectacular beer but solid. Good aromas of bread, caramel and just a hint of hops. Flavors are more of the same with some bitterness. Medium bodied.
EithCubes (5618) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose is sweet and fruity, firm crystal above lighter caramel. Pours a pretty amber with very slow carbonation and a short off-white head. Taste is strongly bitter with faint mineral and medium-strong fruit; very crisp fullish body with full toffee, earth, some scorched/burned notes; lightly nutty with equal butterscotch. Finish is drier but the buttery/-scotchy flavors linger (along with what feels like Burtonization), thereís some moderate malt complexity here even, hard crystal included. Flavor/aroma-wise, hops are low and on the danker/herbal side, but match well until the woody/rubbery character is all that remains. A little too bold and disparate, too fresh and unmelded, but certainly good enough. In the long run, a bit heavy and filling.