Ernesto987 (4078) - Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in Matthews nc, kinda Scottish, pour representation. Get it, "pour" lol. Again astringent and off flavors.
radagast83 (5208) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Hops Grillhouse & Brewery, Alexandria. Poured a clear caramel/reddish-amber color, small off-white head. Aroma was sweet malts, with touch of roasted notes. Flavor was sweet malts, roasted malts.
Ratman197 (10342) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Hops Golden Colorado poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of carmel, toffee, light fruittiness and a hint of smoke. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering carmel finish.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Newington, CT. brewpub. Clear brown with a thin tan head. Nose and flavor mirror - Sweet malt, light, sweet nuts and a light peaty smokiness. Not bad.
UNCCTF (495) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Charlotte, NC - University location. I can’t say I understand the low ratings on this one - I thought it was full, balanced, and had a very nice dry-hoppy finish. One of the better Hops brews I’ve had.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown Coloring with Off White Head. Malty Aroma...Dry Hoppy Notes with Smokey Flavor. Overall Pretty Bland and Still Reaching to Be an Average Brew.
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2005 On tap at the Bradenton location. Poured a dark brown color with a small off white head. Aromas of toffee and a little earthy. Light butterscotch and caramel in the tastes as well.
badgerben (4510) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2005
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Dark brown color with a medium head. Malty and smoke-riddled aroma. It has some of that good chocolate and smoke flavor, but then looses it when combined with the grain silo this tastes like. Not groovy.
DYCSoccer17 (3384) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 21, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at Manchester, CT location. Metallic, caramelly/butter roasted malts in the nose. Transparent mahogany amber with a small off white head. Thin, mildly sweet and sugary start with roasted choco-maltiness to finish. Thin and below average. This beer does nothing to make itself stand out.