climberbob (104) - Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby almost black. Not much head or aroma. First hit is of bitter hops that mellows to some malt and wood. Can't taste the peat though. The commercial description of a cross between a pale and stout is accurate. So either a thin hoppy stout or dark pale. Still, not a bad easy drinking beer.
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blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at James’ place. Pours cola brown with a beige head. Lightly sweet malts, lighter roasted malts notes, and hints of floral hops. Good, not great.
Sammy (8023) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 A decent stout interrupted by this pale ale. I think detracts rather than adds. The bit of smoke in the initial aroma and taste was nice. After that a pleasant and drinkable beer, although nothing outstanding to say about it, other than slightly thick mouthfeel though a drop of acidity.Bottle from recent Premiere trip.
LinusStick (2734) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice surprise. Aroma was decent. Earthy hops and roasted malt. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a thing off white ring for a head. Taste was very complex and nice. Just as the commercial description says, it’s a nice mix of a hoppy pale ale and roasted malt from the stout. The big win here is the nice smokiness. There’s a distinct smoke flavor that’s not just an afterthought and it makes this beer delicious. Nice carbonation.
jkwalking05 (3382) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown with a decent beige head. Aroma is of roasted malt, soap, perfume. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, earth.
travita (3651) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is dark, brown to black in color, light beige head. The smell is malts, roast, coffee, hops, and bread. The taste is roast, malts, burnt, fruit, hops, and ok.
trapped (557) - TURKEY - MAR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drought. Dark brown color with small beige foamy head, barnyard aromas, very smooth coffee taste, low carbonation, slightly bland finish. Nice and smooth stout.
ben4321 (3463) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 3/6/13
Aroma: The nose is roasted malts, some toast, earthy, and a bit of unsweetened coffee
Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a small, sheeting tan colored head and plenty of lace
Flavor: The taste is much the same as the nose with a bit more of a hop bite to the finish
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a smooth Pale Ale feel, and some dryness on the finish
Solid stuff, there’s something enjoyable about it, but also something muddled. The description of it being part APA and part Stout makes sense, even if the concept doesn’t totally make sense.
jtclockwork (6903) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Jay at tasting at my house. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of toffee, chocolate, baker’s chocolate and light pine. Medium to light medium body.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle that I took to James’ place for a tasting. Pours a clear amber brown with a thin white head. Toast with a touch of roast and grain on the nose. A bit of hops and roast with some nuttiness. Not great, not terrible.