pootzboy (1578) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2012 Bottle:
Poured a deep burnished copper with ruddy highlights, smallish cap poor retention, modest lacing, moderately carbonated.
Aroma is typical Brit: Toffee, toasty Marris malt over some leafy goldings.
Toasty caramel malty in front, minimal hop balance, wet thin body, light bittering in the finish, Too sweet for a Pale or ESB, Not enough body for a wee heavy.
With brand new brewing equipment they should do better than this 2 dimensional off style ale. Mildly interesting but needs work.
UPDATE.............. the reworked recipie is a decent cross between a highland scottich ale with micro brew attitude...rich copper-red color, big puffy cap, aroma is demure with toased cereal tones fruity esters - taste is roasty-toasty-caramel malty in front with good hop bite - goes to a clean finish punctuated by a nutty-toasty maltiness. A great session ale. I will alway have a few in the fridge when it is available
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle thanks to blutt59) Pours a clear dark amber with beige head. Aroma of light hop citrus, toasted grain, cereal, light burnt sugar and some dark fruit. Flavor is very much the same. Mouth feel is light-medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, not bad.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured amber with a beige head. aroma was grain, caramel, and honey. flavor was metallic and grain. medium body with medium carbonation.
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. deep amber with a cream head. smooth creamy hop nose. nice palate, faint citrusy hop flavor and a clean finish.
thirdeye11 (5484) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(500ml bottle thanks to blutt59) clear orange with nice bubbles on top. Nose of butter, celery, earth and herbs. Taste of cereal grains, honey, brown sugar, and crackers. A dry finish.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(500ml bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of nuts, herbs, grass, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, grain, and nuts with a somewhat metallic finish.
ilovedarkbeer (2227) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Notes of molasses, roasted peanuts, and dust. Weak muted tasted with a moderate mouthfeel.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle, via trade with garthicus, golden amber pour with a dry pecan shell aroma, flavors are muted cardboard and caramel, maybe a little past it’s prime.
BMan1113VR (7822) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours with a small white head and a golden body. Aroma of butterscotch and caramel. Taste is watery, caramel and bread. Light bubbles.
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle thanks to robinvboyer
Appearance : Clear deep amber with a small head. Some lacing.
Aroma : Raisins and malt with hints of hops. A bit earthy and mineral. Some caramel.
Taste : Raisins with lots of fruits (figs and other overripe fruits). Taste is quite metallic at first but it fades after some time. Quite sweet. Finish has hints of caramel and a little touch of bitterness.
Overall : Pretty good stuf I’d say. Nice dark fruits profile. Finish is rather sweet but still drinkable. Alcohol is not perceived at all. There is nothing that makes this unique or anything but its just well made and well balanced.