jcwattsrugger (11115) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-thanks Justin-tight offwhite-amber. A-earthy, med malt. T-sweet med malt-caramel, 2nd earthy/old tea hops.
Tmoney99 (10841) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting and had good lacing. Good malt and earthy hop aroma. Medium body with smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate well balanced smooth flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.
Ratman197 (9984) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, light earthiness and a hint of carmel. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread and a hint of carmel with a smooth finish.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from a Kroger. Pours a crystal clear amber color with a large frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel malts, floral hops and a salty note, almost like potato chips. The taste is caramel malts, nutty notes and a bitter herbal, citrus hop finish. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. Decent.
DocLock (7920) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours clear dark copper toward brown with a finger of tan head. Nose is caramel malt, brown sugary, with notes of toffee and spice. Tastes caramel malty, a bit like Yuengling, with a lot of malt, mild hops, and mile toffee.
shrubber85 (7804) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Buttery toffee malt aroma. Amber with small head. Mildly sweet toffee malt and bitter herbal hops flavor. Not horrible but not a fan of the flavor combination.
Ughsmash (7159) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured clear, lighter orange with a short beige head. The aroma picked up toasted caramel and redder fruits.. metallic and medicinal accents.. not so good. The flavor found sweet caramel and fruits with herbal and metallic notes plus sharp carbonation around.. finished sharp and a little bitter. Lighter-bodied and not all that pleasant to drink.
Ernest (6272) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2003
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear dark amber. Aroma is lightly malty (caramel, toasted bread), lightly hoppy (flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter, very unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, metallic. And here I thought, starting with the Dark, that they actually make drinkable beers. Arrgh, the aftertaste! I just ate a cockroach! A cockroach caked with metal filings and under-refrigerator lint! So bad it almost triggered the gag reflex. Shame on them for giving this a tolerable aroma. It's high time I finally made out a will, if I'm to continue reviewing beers of this nature.
blipp (6200) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a thin off white head. Relatively flavorless and inoffensive, with some light malty sweetness and relatively low bitterness. Not awful.
drowland (6100) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12/23/12. 12oz bottle from Warehouse in Albany, GA. Clear light red/amber pour with a small khaki head that fades to a ring but laces surprisingly well. Mute aroma with a touch of caramel and chocolate and not much else. Light flavor, again with a touch of caramel and chocolate, and a certain mustiness. "Strongly hoppy flavor" ...hahahahaha.