EdKing (1718) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Notes from 2008 NY visit. Clear reddish amber ale, white head. Nose is chocolatey malt, caramel, brown sugar. This is very malty. Taste is chocolate, caramel, brown sugar but there’s also some ale hop fruit. Touch of hop bitter in the finish but it’s mainly malt dominating.
gnoff (7330) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Heartland (Empire State Building, NYC), on January 30, 2012
Clear deep copper to brownish red color, off-white to tan head. sweet, malty, fruity taste. Some berry aftertaste. Medium to moussy mouthfeel, high bitterness. Fruity, berry taste.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Clear bronze hued body with a retentive/lasting off-white head that leaves good lace. Aromas are of mild esters, fruit, toffee, caramel, bready, grainy, tea and a light orange hoppy note. Flavors are grainy, biscuity, bready, nutty, tea, caramel and orange. Light citrusy hops. A bit sticky on the palate. Full carbonation, medium bodied. Generic amber. No flaws, but not very interesting.
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample @ Heartland Times Square. Very sweet; brown sugar taste. I wrote down at the time that this was amongst the best ambers I’ve ever had...
stouby (3492) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Radio City.
Clear redbrown with a light brown head, nice lacings. Aroma moderate malty, caramel, roasted, toffee, nutty, dark chocolate. Flavor moderate+ sweet, like velvet, smooth. Medium body, really nice.
rosenbergh (5978) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the Brewpub Empire State Building, New York, NY.
Cloudy mahogany colour with small white head.
Strong toasted malt aroma with some berries.
Mild hoppy flavour with weak bitterness, strong dark malt and some sweetness.
Ron (2316) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Empire State Building Location. Nice appearance - dark red/brown, big thick reddish head. Decent hops and light malt sweetness in aroma. Taste is a let down - very watery, some faint roast and light stale hops. This was decent for a red ale.
ladnewton (1305) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Heartland Empire State Building on 23rd July 2009. Russet-coloured with whitish head, quite sticky in nature - sweet caramel and toffee notes abound initially then the hops kick in to give a dry, though citric, finish.
Meilby (6269) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sample @ Heartland Midtown West, New York, NY
Pours clear dark amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grain and wort. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 1, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draught sample. Pours ruby red with a thin tan head. Smells of caramel, rosey, chewabble vitamins. Tastes of rotting vegetables, watery, some caramel.