beastiefan2k (2198) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared by csbosox. Pours a dark copper, light brown color. Head is small but has a lightly sticky lacing. Aroma hits you with a mostly burnt caramel aspect, nice. It is kind of like sweet pound cake. Taste is a lightly vegetal (not a bad way) burnt caramel with a sweet yet light aftertaste. It is easy drinking and full of flavor. ON the money for the style.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2009 Growler shared by csbosox. Pour is copper orange cordovan, mostly clear, with a nice 2 inch slightly off white head. Aroma of toasty, bready malt, nuttiness, and some British type hops. The nose is very inviting, soft and gentle. Taste is the malt, toasty; really bready just like the nose. There is a strange sweetness to the ending, which detracts some. Palate is medium, mineral notes in the body, grassy finish - nice and drinkable. Thanks for bringing this back and sharing Chris.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a see-through, reddish brown body with a thin, creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a light to moderate amount of lacing. Aroma is soft. Roasty caramels and a hint of chocolate nuttiness. Just a touch of cascade hops in there as well. Flavor is better, but nothing special. Good amount of lightly roasted caramels and a very small amount of herbal hops balance this out nicely. Bit of sweet chocolate and smooth nut creeps in towards the finish, but the lingering taste is mainly roasty caramel. Palate is medium bodied and very smooth. Overall, pretty straightforward session beer, but glad to have tried.