TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours deep amber with frothy tan head. Nose is malty with a subtle smokiness and hop notes. Flavor is dry and malty, a faint hop btterness follows it up. Good, but a little drab.
bigben873 (133) - Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma - malty, good
Appearance - dark amber, slightly cloudy, minimal head
Taste - Not an everyday beer, bitter aftertaste
Palate - medium body
Overall - I like these beer more on occasion than everyday. The flavor is unique.
beerBB (132) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
amber color with not much head. mostly malty aroma with a slight hop note. flavor is mostly citus and malt. clean and drinkable just not a lot to this beer.
BeerloverEJ21 (131) - Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On the pour, brown color, redish hue, a 3/4 inch light brown head. Initial tastes is good- hoppy, mild bitterness and a very smokey nose. Decent balance of bitterness and hoppy sweetness. Hints of citrus and wood. Interesting, it starts like a brown ale but finishes almost like a stout, as if itís some sort of hybrid ale. Donít really care for the aftertaste- a mix of bitter wood and stale hoppy notes. It doesnít ruin the beer, but it doesnít make it better either. Overall, pretty good start, interesting but disappointing finish, pretty refreshing. For me, very unique..
Livendadream (129) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Btl pours clear reddish amber color. Thick,creamy off white head that lingers for a while, leaves minimal lace on glass. Smells grain,sweet cereal, a very faint toasted bread aroma and floral hops. Tastes of lightly sweet caramel malt,a faint breadiness (fresh baked) and floral hops. Light to medium body, smooth texture, lively carbonation and dry and smooth bitter finish. Good amber, nice maltiness, balanced taste, easy to drink.
Ansset13 (127) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice amber pour with medium off white head. The nose citrus, hops, followed by sweet malt. The flavor is wel balanced and quite refreshing.
Bronzan (126) - Windsor, California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft in Augusta. Not much aroma. A bit too malty. Not a lot of flavor.
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JustinFromAL (125) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, this is my "east coast fat tire". A great brew, pours dark red with a soapy off white head. I love the hop after taste of this beer. Itís just right for my palate.
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light coffee odor, sweet nutty taste, mild but good hops, finishes quickly with a light bitter aftertaste. Good palate, slick. Not much head, but a nice reddish color. A good six-pack beer, Iíd say.
PackPride (112) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: floral, raisin, bread,
Appearance: amber, orange,
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, average carbonation,