chinchill (1261) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle served in a snifter.
Appearance: Pours a dark amber color capped by a thin and fragile head. Decent spotty lacing on the side of the glass.
Smell: Very mild; malt dominated; sweet notes of brown sugar and caramel.
Taste: Caramel malt base with intimations of brown bread; earthy/spicy hops soon appear and stay in good balance to the malts all the way to the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with crisp, moderate carbonation. Semi-dry finish.
Overall: well crafted and easy drinking but rather mild, particularly in the nose.
PorterPounder (5099) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decatur, Ga. - on tap at Taco Mac. Tea-like medium copper pour. Neutral aroma. Flavor has a nice nutty essence to it with some light citrus subtle bitterness, some toffee notes, a hint of chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel, Improves as it warms.
Cybercat (2910) - Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler. This fizzes like crazy - not like New Year’s champagne, but enough that one should have a thirsty towel handy - or be ready to pour it quickly. Pours a nice clear mahogany with a thick (as I said, it fizzes!) pale buff head. Crisp, malty aroma has an undertone of sharp apple. Flavor is malty and a little fruity, not particularly strong but still enjoyable with its subtle woody hop undertone. Finish is malty with subtle hoppy and fruity notes. A dandy ale worthy of a try.
jw0406 (650) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours an amber color with a small white head. Aromas of caramel, light roasted malt, light herbal hop notes. Light bodied, refreshing
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at G2B, Durham. Sort of the definition of a solid brew. I actually thought LR realized a session, mild-ish fairly well. Tawny to toffee pour, well carbonated and topped with creaminess. Soft tea and caramel in the nose, light bitterness and hints of fruit. Flavors were more or less on point, with the beer occasionally just a touch spicy, though mostly biscuit malts and tea.
guzzler67 (1473) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish amber appearance with a large off white head and good lacing. Aroma of caramel and chocolate malts with herbal hops in the background. Smooth, malty, slightly bitter, modestly hopped flavor. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel leading to an average length finish.
Drake (7836) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at the 9th Annual Summertime Brews Festival, Greensboro, 7/13/13. Pours a clear copper color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of earthy notes, slightly buttery pale malts. The taste is caramel, raisin, bitter hops. Medium bodied.
argo0 (11165) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Medium beige head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some spicy/orange. Taste is moderately sweet, spicy, some orange, light bread. Light-medium body, low carbonation.
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light and very quaff able English Pale. I can see myself drinking this in an English pub. It’s Okay.
maxwelldeux (2918) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask draught. Pours a clear amber color with a small head. Nose is rather malty. Taste has a fair amount of caramel in there. Its a smooth drink.