NikkTwist (1743) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Moriartys. Clear dark amber pour. What ever head there was pretty much disappeared. Clean dark grain flavors. Burnt oranges. Pecans. Cola. Toast. Celery. Rich mouthfeel. Better as it warms.
bowlnman1990 (87) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: kind of odd mix of fruit and floral but not bad. App: golden brown, no head. Taste: slight floral, slight citrus. Palate: much thinner than I expected. Overall: seems like it’s trying to do too much and the beer suffered for it.
ads135 (3077) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty decent, though somewhat confused ale. Has a lot of conflicting flavors, from nuts and herbs, to grass and honey.
BeerKurve (509) - - OCT 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear Orange with a foamy orange-white head. Initial lacing is sparse but it leaves behind a rather high amount. Nose is citrus hops, caramel, grapefruit and malts. Flavor has a mildly bitter hop profile upfront, followed by fruity, piney and roasted barley notes. Body feels rather heavy and the carbonation is moderate. Rather hoppy but quite good.
DSG (6326) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Slightly hazy copper. Aroma of malt, earth, some oxidation, honey-ish notes, a bit of caramel and light fruitiness. Sweetish flavor, malty, a bit oxidized (cardboard), with mild fruitiness and caramel and a finish with very mild bitterness. Medium-bodied.
Rando7 (750) - Iowa, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours amber brown with thick light yellow head. Aroma malts and spice. Taste a meld of sweet caramel and hop dullness with spices, banana. Brief mild hop finish. Slightly thick palate. Pretty average.
thornecb (4528) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep mahogany into a Sam glass. Tan head with good retention recedes leaving scant lacing. Earthy caramel aromas. Soft with sweet caramel and earthy toasted nuts front to back. Lasting, dry caramel finish.
asedzie (616) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with considerable head. Nose has some mild citrus fruit along with fresh baked bread. Flavor is deep and satisfying maltiness in the beginning - mild molasses and cream notes- , with a soapy and pungent bitterness on the finish. A pretty excellent special bitter from a brewery that has lost my patronage after their move into (inter)national markets that has sacrificed quality on many of their brews.
csaso (1460) - Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - good size thick head, nice dark copper color, citrus and earthy hop aroma and flavor, well balanced by full bodied malt, very good overall
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Ibrew2or3 (7077) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours with a clear copper body that supports an off white head of foam. The aroma offers up some roasted malts, graham cracker, malt sweetness and then some pine hops. The taste is similar with sweet malts, some roasted malts, a bit of biscuit maltiness and then malt sweetened graham cracker. Behind those notes is a complimentary yet modest degree of pine hoppiness. This comes together pretty well. Nice stuff.