redpooba (395) - New York, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A reddish-brown hue with a disappearing white head. The aroma is spicy and malted, the body is big but unbalanced. The flavors are robust but not organized, there is no rhythm to this beer. I don’t know where exactly the brewery was intending to go, but he simply spun his wheels in all directions.
Ron (2199) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2012 On tap at the brewery. Nice amber color, good fluffy head. aroma of mild malts. smooth, easy drinking with a sweet malt taste and a touch of hops finish. good solid beer
SHIG (3282) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewery: Poured an amber to reddish with a off white head. The aroma was bubblegum and malts. Taste was sweet malt and yet had a nice metallic hops finish, very English in presentation.
zach8270 (3047) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Murky copper pour with a very thin layer of white head. Aroma is very light and slightly sweet, almost with hints of what smells like freshly brewed iced tea. Very well balanced flavor right at the start with a good amount of malt coupled with a solid hop bite. Some of that same semi-sweet iced tea flavor going on in the middle with a dry and slightly bitter hop aftertaste. Bitterness is very light however and leaves only the faintest of hints on the palate.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from VBM. Pours a clear copper body with a thick cream colored head with nice lacing also. Aroma is sweet caramel, nutty, cereal and light roasted vanilla notes. Flavor is sweet, a bit dry with a good toasted nuts. Got much better as it warmed. Not bad.
McGarnigle (521) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours clear, brick red with excellent foam afro. Medium body with light touch on the carbonation. Malty, grainy (Munichy?). A tad sweet. Estery as well. Hops are restrained; they say from England, but I don’t think they’re EKG or Fuggles. Not American citrus either. A nice beer, but might have liked it a bit drier.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fruity and sweet aroma with some Belgian esters? Glowing red in color with a thick off-white head and some lacing. Caramelly sweet in flavor, slight perfume from the hops, lots of toffee, twinges of old world hops and a bit of deep roasted malts. Very rich and luscious. A bit of caramel candy corn lingers. Well crafted. Every beer I have had from Horseheads has impressed!
williamherbert (1168) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2009
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is wet cardboard and chlorine. Some would-be roasted and pale malts. A bitter Euro hop presence; not up to par in the nose.
Appearance is brick red, true to its name. Bit shaving cream head. Rick and hazy, lots of bubbles.
Flavor is dry roasted malts that have a touch of caramel and butterscotch. Flowery hops, undercut by a hint of toffee. A bit unfocused but not bad. A bitter Euro hop/German malt finish.
Palate is ashy and rough on the tongue. Thicker than most ales; not smooth. Although the aroma is lacking, this is a not-horrible bittersweet beer. Slightly below average.
blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours copper orange with a fluffy off white head. The aroma has a fruity, almost candy like sweetness, with caramel and light hops. The flavor is sweet caramel malts, light toasty/bready notes, a hint of fruity sweetness and some earthy hops. Nice.
TaktikMTL (5389) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
En fût. Verre de dégustation directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un moyen col, légèrement beige, mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de caramel et d’houblons. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #2020)