Ron (2461) - 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 (1401) - 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 (7280) - 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 (6354) - 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.
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at the Midtown location. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight breadish. Dark malty flavoured, slight bitter and breadish. Ends bitter, malty and with a subdued sweetness.
maneliquor (3011) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really enjoyed this one. Pours a red brown with a small off white head. Aroma is fairly sweet. Caramel and hops. Has a nice thick toffee backing with a hop resinous feel. Not a bad beer at all
craftbeerdesign (2167) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5 oz. sampler. deep red pour with a 1/4" off white head. sweet mose with candi sugar and caramel malts. medium sweet body with deep caramel / roast body. sweet finish.
Dtschirmer (31) - Stamford, Connecticut, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hearty amber ale: munich malts add a really nice rich caramel, and hops stand out as well. Not as drinkable as some of Heartland’s other offerings, but probably the most flavorful of the regular lineup.
RobertDale (3345) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 9, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at the brewpub. Comes a reddish amber with a small biege head. Aroma of sweet malt and fruit. Taste is dominated by the sweet malt, some hops. Not bad.
Dfonorow (1362) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber/red in color with pretty much no head, aroma is on the sweet side with notes of caramel and sugar. Also in the nose is a tad of spice and toastiness. Flavor is quite strange with a hint of toffee and a big caramel backbone. Slightly bitter finish and medium mouthfeel.