tmoreau (3474) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ellyn’s Tap & Grill in Glen Ellyn, IL., dispensed to a shaker displaying a clear & bright amber color, with a decent layer of tan head foam creating a wavy band of lacing that reduced to spots & strands as the liquid diminished. The nose was slightly earthy and toasted, with some biscuity & nutty hints, and a bit of caramel sweetness. Medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste added hop bitterness that was slightly roasted and earthy, a hint of woodiness/peat, and touches of tannic tartness & dryness to the finish. Offered a little Scottish flair, but very representative of the style.
Dal9000 (454) - Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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ffaoe (395) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2016
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light malt aroma. light amber in color and clear in color with light head. taste is mostly malty, slight hop finish
johnnymusky (845) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Again sample from rep...pour is amber with minimal head and some light lacing...nose and mouth are malt toffee and caramel...slight bitter finish..not bad.
closey22 (1496) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep Amber with foamy thin Lacy beige head; aroma is sweet sugary malt; flava is grainy malt slight caramel; feels light to medium with lively fizz; finishes tangy malty dry
jcnielsen (3000) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an amber color with white head. Toffee, caramel, toasted malt aromas. Toast, caramel, malty, toffee flavors. Not a style I typically like, but very enjoyable version of the style.
stepthom (8) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2016 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish amber with no head. Aroma is sweet toffee and resinous. Tastes of sweet malt and toffee with a slightly bitter finish. Very drinkable.
drsordr (2100) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to pint pour copper with moderate ecru head. Nose toffee and biscuit. Taste malt, caramel, bread, light peppery. Mild bitter finish.
wxman (1706) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear orange/amber with a respectable off white head. Aroma of caramel and grass. Taste is sweet caramel malt, buttery biscuits and bread dough. Smooth crisp and clean with just a touch of hops. Refreshing and quite good.
Onslow (1358) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Aroma of light caramel malts, some fruit and very light earthiness. Taste is sweet malt up front, earth and a sour fruity verging on vegetal taste. Transitions to a more sour unsweet fruitiness with some earth, hints of cardboard and nuts. Smooth palate, soft carbonation and somewhat oily.