KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a cloudy medium brown with a reddish hue and had an average sized (1-2 finger) off white frothy head that lasted a little while, leaving behind some residue that lasted throughout thus producing some excellent lacing that was left sticking to the glass.
The aroma was of a cookie like malt, a moderate dose of herbal hops and a mild sweet yeast with notes of caramel, toffee and had a slight nutty presence with a mild alcohol tinge.
It tasted slightly bitter with a hint of toffee and a slight nuttiness at first then became nice and malty and very lightly sweet with a note of caramel and a moderate hop presence at the end. The flavor stuck around for a nice long while, allowing for the flavor of lingering hops to be totally appreciated.
Mouthfeel was just a tad below medium in body and mildly dry in texture with a medium carbonation.
Overall a nice sweet malty brew with a nice emphasis on hops at the finish.
Larry_Duffman (357) - - AUG 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours a nice red with an off-white head. The aroma is caramel and herbal hops. The taste is caramel, bread, and tea. It’s smooth and easy-drinking. The sweetness is subtle and nicely balanced with a slight bitterness.
bvbunited (67) - Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great beer, it is smooth with a great balance of hops and malt. The color is good and I would recommend it to anyone
PWB1961 (1) - - JUL 18, 2016 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a really refreshing beer. Good on the front end with a really mild finish.
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partchapol (95) - Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rather bland and tart, with simply unbalanced bitterness, comparing to other good beers brewed by Highland
MadRobin (2797) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JUL 4, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC.
Clear, dark amber with an an off-white head and fair lacing.
Aroma of caramel and bread.
Taste of caramel, bread, toast and very mild floral hops.
Medium body and low/medium carbonation.
A malty beer with little complexity.
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Clarkdvm (445) - Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at source. Good stuff. Simple. Red. Easy to drink. If had time, would drink more
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bright amber color. Aromas of caramel, malt, and berry. Flavor has a touch of roast coffee taste, some caramel/toffee, and a nice hop finish.
TXBadger (2496) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear reddish amber color with off-white colored head. Caramel malts, bread, floral notes, and some light hay on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with decent maltiness.
HourGlass13 (596) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours up a clear dark amber with a slight red tint, and moderate off-white head. Aroma is bready malts, light caramel, mild fruit, with some floral notes. Flavor is malt forward with a touch of caramel sweetness, some dark fruits. Medium body and carbonation. Smooth easy drinking.
OrthoDoc (172) - South Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light bodied and easy drinking amber ale. Faint caramel nose and taste. Not much going on. A good beginner beer. No after taste so goes down easy.
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