PorterPounder (5472) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Las Vegas, NV - Total Wine - Summerlin - 12 oz bottle. Dark orange pour, khaki colored, thick sticky head. Aroma of sweet toffee and tea. Flavor has some nuttiness, a bit of toffee, some cola accents. Mouthfeel is nice and smooth. Enjoyed this at Antelope Island State Park after "swimming" in the Great Salt Lake.
SlimHabib (137) - California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour. Cloudy brown with medium white head. Roasted malt aroma. Smooth medium body. Caramel, chocolate, and toffee taste.
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DMLINAZ (285) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is my 3d time trying this, the second time in 2 days, and I’m liking it more and more. The first time, at the brewery, was just a sampler size so I didn’t get the full effect. The last 2 times were from bottles into glasses. I’m appreciating the smooth, clean aspect of it, with some nice flavor and a long finish. Aroma is mild, with malts and caramel. Flavor is well balanced, with some hops in the background; the finish has smooth, malty caramel, not overdone at all.
Ibrew2or3 (6849) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours with a clear deep rosy red sort of amber body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up malts, mineral notes, a dash of caramel malts, earthy malts to earthy hops and a bit of spicy hops. The taste is very Alt like but Americanized as it is a little overstated in its flavor as well as ABV but this works for me. I get malts, crystal malts, caramel malts, some earthy malts and then a pretty nice bite of spicy hops, a sliver of earthy hops and sort of vague like hop bitterness that adds to the depth and the balance of the beer. It ends with a mild taste of malts and hop bitterness that takes on a slight citrus nuance.
mikedR (1157) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not well acclimated with this style, but I find this solid. Nice malty base. A wee bit hoppy. Would totally imbibe again.
alexanderj (3311) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; amber type color with a whitish head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, toffee and earth; touch of sweetness and fruit. Pleasant and mild flavor; a bit more toffee and earth. Mild sweetness and veggies. Good for style.
Aquilo (540) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely cloudy bronze color with a thick head. Aroma is bread and herbs. Flavor is a very well balanced mellow bitterness. Very smooth finish. This is a fabulous beer.
VinegarStroke (270) - Napa, California, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: clear, red, brown to brown. Light cream head. Lifted toasty, spices, bready aroma. Like crust. Toasted malt drivers. Caramel and butterscotch. Dry to off dry. Fresh, maybe a slight sour not and medium bitterness. Mid weight. Slightly hollow. Anise, spice, slightly hoppy citrus flavors. Cocoa. Short.
AFMcKone (34) - Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty beer. Taste is relatively uncomplex, some of the basement cheese of a Belgian yeast taste, solid malty backbone. Good session beer.
scottnasty420 (17) - - NOV 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty to look at but boring in my mouth. Refreshing but seems to be lacking in flavor. Feels empty.