AdamJackson (3260) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 9, 2013
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Burnett amber appearance. Nose is daily weak. Nice mouthfeel. Overall pretty clean but mostly flavorless. Hints of biscuit malts
radagast83 (5310) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Split a 22oz bottle with some friends from work, one that picked it up while in Vermont. Poured a pretty amber-red color with a small wispy off-white head. Aroma was solid caramel malts. Hops don’t linger in this one - it’s mostly malt. A lot more enjoyable than I expected.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle picked up at the brewpub in Norwich, VT. Pours a murky, deep amber colored body with a thin, beige head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is caramel with a light sweetness, some toast, and a somewhat dry earthy hop backing with some fruit notes. Flavor is similar. Lightly sweetened caramels with a touch of bread alongside a dry, toasty, earthy, light bitterness. Finishes with some fruit notes before leaving a medium length aftertaste. Medium-light, smooth body and a light-medium carbonation. Overall, this isn’t bad at all, but its fairly boring. Dry and easy drinking with a light caramel, toast, and earth. Eh...
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the brew pub. Amber in color with a light red hue. Light white head. Not much on the nose. Light hops maybe a little caramel. Malty red ale taste.
johnnnniee (2651) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Norwich Inn
Pours a deep brown with ruby highlights and thinnish off white head that says goodbye after the first sip. Smells of toffee and caramel with some earthy bitterness that barely cuts through the sweetness. Slightly fruity esters add a touch of complexity to the aroma. Taste is sweet and malty with toffee and caramel mixed with a hint of mineral water and earthy hops. Surprisingly dry finish for the medium bodied ale. Moderate carbonation level with a sweet sticky mouthfeel. Of the 4 I had at the Norwich this was probably my least favorite. It’s an ok English style ale but not really to my liking.
jtclockwork (9989) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours reddish amber. Nose/taste of sweet malt, gummy bears, hops and resin. Very short dry finish. Medium body.
jcwattsrugger (11315) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a thin light tan head and dark amber color. Aroma is fruit/slight floral, medium malt-slight caramel. Taste is fruit/slight floral, medium malt-slight caramel, 2nd herbal/tea hop bite. Drying finish.
alexanderj (3362) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle; poured an amber color. Aroma of red and sweet malt, earth, bread and caramel. Flavor was basically the same; a bit on the sweet side; but solid.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
More chestnut, even brown, than red. Clear body, good foam head, vanishes with very little lace. Taste is malts, maybe some hops, but principal sensation is a bone dry ale. I’ve come to demand more from my alcohol and from my empty calories. The rest of this bottle is for cooking.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A basic toasted and moderately sweet dark beer with nothing standing out
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Clear dark amber body topped by an off-white head
In long: Shy and basic toasted nose. Taste of dry fudge, toasted bread, brown sugar and some fruity notes. Sensation of a dry toasted fruit cake. Subtle hops presence with some dry orange peels. Overall rather dry. Could pass as an Irish Ale. But that’s just mixing two boring styles together, like the tv reality show “America’s Accountant”.