Eberndt (134) - - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle. Nice toasty flavor with a lot of malt. Medium body and very drinkable beer.
r464 (1791) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Citrus and toasted malt, a bit earthy. Smooth and full with a light hops that is not very bitter.
bubblehouse (234) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good and malty. Has a nice smooth taste. One of the better great lakes but nothing special yet solid.
merc7186 (1755) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Caramel, Sweet Malts, Mild Toffee
T: Toffee, Sweet Malts, Caramel
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Malty, Mildly Dry
Overall, a decent Irish Ale, definitely fresh when I had it.
lukin (413) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Pours red with thick head that lasted entire glass. Aroma and taste toasted malts, on the sweeter side but well balanced. Nothing too complex but good enough.
ross (2052) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottles. Darker colored pour with an off white head. Smell is fruity and malty with a little bit of hops. Taste similar, easy to drink, not really a winter warmer, but it comes close. Not a bad beer that is usually easy to obtain in the winter months.
radio_nowhere (701) - Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into pint glass. Light golden-amber color with some white lace. Aroma of toast, toffee, nuts with a light grassy hop note. Taste is heavy malt sweetness, caramel, bready, grainy, some roast with very minimal hop bitterness for balance. Moderate body, average carbonation, sweet, somewhat earthy with a dry finish. I’m convinced after a few ratings this isn’t my style. It’s not from lack of trying though!
NielsenRatings (8278) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home via trade with barak316. Thanks Bill! Pours a clear, dark rust orange appearance with a cream colored head. Quite nutty, very toasty malty, big toffee, caramel, biscuity aroma. Cracker, toasty malty, light roast, a touch fruity, nutty flavor with a somewhat bitter, floral hoppy finish. Not bad.
crossovert (6369) - Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Old rate. Really a style that doesn’t fit anywhere. This one is maltier but still confusing.
kramer (4700) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber to copper body with a small frothy off-white head that left a bit of light lacing. The nose is pretty standard for the style, dry toasty malt with a touch of light yeast and a minimal touch of hops. The flavor is toasted malt with a little too much residual sweetness for my tastes. It almost tastes as though it’s a little under attenuated, but I feel like that this is what they were going for. Just a little caramel and fruitiness on the finish. Light bodied and a touch husky in texture with soft fizzy carbonation. I didn’t really care for this one all that much, I don’t think there’s a brewing flaw in here, it’s just something that doesn’t turn me on.