rob02190 (22) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
At first pour it looked very promising, nice head, color and the aromas of malt and hops. Then I took a sip, it lacked flavor and the character that I had been hoping for. Overall I was very disappointed.
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BlackIPA (713) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber pour. Small white head. Aromas of caramel, piney hops. Taste is bitter and dry, with a lingering bitter intensity on the finish. Meh.
badmansam (53) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml Bottle No Dates 5.3% @ Earl of Essex 2013/4/17 Very impressive for the style. Crystal caramel malts balanced perfectly with the hops. Good body and carbonation. I could drink this forever. Others weren’t quite so convinced so will have to try again to make sure!
SmokeyDaBear (41) - - MAY 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Darker golden color with minimal lacing. Pretty smooth to drink kinda hoppy. Love to support the local company.
WabashMan (970) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly murky light copper with off white head. Nose is malty and a little sweet, though fairly mild overall. Flavor is quite similar to the nose, though hops comes through to balance the malt. Flavor is good, but pretty mild. A little stronger and fuller and they’d have something with this one, but it’s too thin to really grab your attention.
kambei70 (303) - - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle to a tulip glass. Pours a clear but slightly hazy amber brown color with a foamy off-white head and lively carbonation. Not much in the way of aroma, a lite malt and tea bag. Taste is malt and herbal tea with a little sweetness. The bitterness is light and comes through in the herbal taste. Mouthfeel is thin and a little oily with a little bite from the carbonation.
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BlowOffTube (53) - Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber with a bright white head. Smells of iron, hard water which is something I dislike very much, that is why I buy filtered water. Taste is the same, small hint of sweet and straw, no hop character detectable. Disliked this brew even though I appreciate the style.
zickbeer_ye (57) - Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty with an earthy hop scent with slight citrus and toasty bread notes.bone colored head and pretty true amber body. malty bread tastes with a nice crisp dry earthy hop notes that fall back on a toasty biscuit flavor. Slight carbonation smooth and dry but a little thin. Not bad
strap (334) - honolulu, Alabama, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour with little head. Resembles bourbon. Malty with a bread like taste. Low on hops. Nothing remarkable...won't buy again
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berrya785 (395) - Kansas, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with a huge off-white head. Aroma of caramel and hops. Taste is caramel, toffee, hops, malt, and grain.
Emeister84 (433) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of floral and grassy hops, orange peel, caramel, and toasted bread crust. Clear amber with a mostly lasting, off-white head. Bitter, dry, and bready. Medium body, refreshing, prickly carbonation, and with a clean, grassy, bready finish.