Leighton (15395) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at The Pony Bar UES, NYC. Pours clear, rich amber with a small, creamy foam head. Character holds caramel malts, light berries, piney hops, toasty sugars. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Very faintly syrupy. Light warmth towards the end, somewhat sticky, faintly resinous with more pine, a bit of toasted malts, caramel. Fine beer.
RumRunner101 (902) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of toast, citrus, caramel. Flavours of the same. The malt flavours are up front and finishes slightly bitter with grapefruit and citrus notes. Not bad.
tallguyinc (8) - Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First time i drank this warm and of course it didnt taste that good. Second time drank this cold and man was it worlds better. Great ale. Smooth and refreshing. Its had a sweet vanilla taste. And almost a hibiscus flavor.
BeerSquare (117) - - AUG 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I tend to get suckered by beers like this-- nice rich, carmely reds that have a blazing hop note or two through them.
This one seems to lack some complexity in that hop note, but it has a nice drinkability. And itís a rare beer than can get oakey, carmely, and hoppy at the same time while avoiding any major missteps in taste or aftertaste. Pretty good.
thornecb (5020) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep amber into a Sam glass. Off-white head with medium retention recedes leaving spot lacing to coat surface. Caramel and bread aromas. Medium bodied with sourdough and caramel upfront turning to a lasting roasted resin finish.
HopAutonomous (12) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Despite the warning, I was surprised by the strength of the beer. Poured a nice amber color (as the name would suggest) and started off with nice sweet malty aroma. Very little head. More citrus flavors than I was expecting, but balanced out okay. Pairs well with skinny jeans.
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
reddish amber with small head. very strong "red" flavor with hoppy bite. seems slightly unbalanced and thereís something slightly off with the finish. has potential, but not quite...
AWISLguy (1978) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ck1 - thanks bro! Pours an unclear reddish copper with a foamy reddish white head, nice lacing. Aroma has sweet caramel, piney hops and some spice. Very nice smelling amber! Taste is of sweet toffee, some earthiness, faint grassy hops and some pine. Finishes sweetly dusty bitter. A very nice amber.
idedek (157) - USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
a pretty sweet aroma with citrus and caramel smells. a complex flavor with fruits and citrus the body is a bit too heavy for the style. the finish is creamy with a bit of hops. Overall good but not great.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice lacing with rich rusty color with light white head. Aroma is of bright citrus, light caramel malt and some notes of grassiness. Taste much the same with a more floral, and citrus profile. Solid offering from Lakefront.