wxman (1436) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear amber with a so-so off white head. Aroma is caramel malt. Taste shows a slightly smokey sweet/tart caramel malt. Thin texture. A good ale that is well balanced, but lacks any real distinction.
Finhead (1189) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A clear, amber pour with a small off-white head. It has a malty aroma of bread and some light caramel. The light body has a thin texture with average carbonation. It has a mildly sweet taste that finishes pretty quickly.
Drake (8607) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle from Woodmans West Madison. Pours a clear amber color with a large foamy white head. Below average head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and floral hops with a faintly soapy note. The taste is caramel, toasty notes and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.
Onslow (1171) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Darker amber brew with thinning offwhite head. Aroma of caramel malts with a pleasant earthy overtone. Taste is mild to moderate caramelt malts at the start blending into a light but somewhat complex hoppiness - some earth overtone, spice, grass, and general bitter on the back of the tongue. Palate is a bit thin for an amber but is bolstered by relatively active carbonation. Overall a solid brew that has some distincitve features.
bpreo (1625) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Forgive me if I am wrong, but I believe this also goes by the name "Speakeasy Ale" at certain locations, like Janesville’s The Speakeasy Lounge. Was good.
cbfobes (2295) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap, pours a dark amber with a nice off white head, and that’s the best part, aroma and flavor is extremely bland and boring, there is a distinct metal finish mixed in with light malt, pass.
nomadtoes (3) - USA - AUG 26, 2010 does not count
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
It’s drinkable, but there isn’t much flavor there. Vaguely malty is right. I wouldn’t pour it out, but also wouldn’t choose it.
arminjewell (6217) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours orange with white head, aroma is faint caramel. Taste up front is a bit of sweet bready and caramel malt with a watery finish.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the bottle to a cloudy amber-brown hue with thin off white head that disipated quickly and left no lacing. Nose was very faint, but what I could detect was a mix of hoppy fruit (apples) and malty chocolate. Mouthfeel was on the the thin side with little carbonation or tingle. Taste was more aaccentuated than the nose, as it picked up the fruit and chocolate, which then led to a somewhat watery, short finish.
Not terrible, but won’t go out of my way to drink again.