cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - APR 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
copper color, aroma of roasted nuts, caramel, bread, flavors of roasted nuts, caramel, toffee, toast, slight citrus hops, light med body, best of the case, and good for the price
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber pour with small tan head. Nose has a little roast witha touch of hop. Flavor is somewhat sweet, with just a hint of hops. Body is thin with a malty finish.
Darkmagus82 (1954) - - SEP 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-4-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear amber color with a small white head. The head fades rather fast to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is rather light overall with some light breadiness, caramel sweetness, and a tiny amount of nut.
Taste – The taste begins a little on the sweeter caramel side with a nice bready backbone. As the flavor advances more some of the sweeter flavors fade as a light nutty and toasted malt flavor comes to the end. At the finish of the taste, the sweetness comes back with a light citrus hop joining the rest to leave a lightly sweetened and moderately roasted flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer was average in terms of thickness with a carbonation level that was rather average. Both are appropriate for the style. But nothing too extraordinary.
Overall – Not too complex in flavors, but it is a fairly easy drinking and slightly sweeter brew. For ~ 80 cents per bottle it is well worth it.
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours copper in color with a big foamy white head. Little to no aroma, just a slight spicy hop note. Light malty sweetness.
douglas88 (6943) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Costco. Pours a dark amber color with a small white head. A big sweet malty and fruity nose. The flavor is toasted malts, cherries, caramel, a bit of crystal. OK.
beertholomeus (1111) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with an off white head. Caramel, malt, biscuit and citrus aroma. Caramel, biscuit, toffee and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Biscuit finish. Bland
Iphonephan (4047) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Malty nose. Nutty flavor. Clean finish.
maxwelldeux (4131) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the local Costco. Pours a clear darker amber color with a moderate off-white head on there. Nose is malt-dominant, with some toasty caramel in there. Taste is toasty and slightly bitter, which surprised me, and almost no residual sweetness.
obguthr (4430) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tea and chesnut nose. Tea colored, medium tan head. Mild nuttiness, barley. Fairly clean despite this being an old bottle. Not bad.
GenkiGonzo (543) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Somewhat malty aroma with some soapy notes. Not a complex beer but enough malts to make it drinkable.
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - APR 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dull brownish amber with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is malty, floral, slightly fruity, with a bit of toast, nuts and vanilla. Taste is floral, malt, light stone fruit, some caramel, and hop bitterness. No actual hop aroma or flavor. Finishes a bit thin and the bitterness lingers a little too heavy. A bit of a weird chemical taste? A super malt-leaning pretty boring amber.