Slipstream (2024) - USA - AUG 23, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nice pour with a big head. The aroma is fairly bland and yeasty, but it sweetens up as it warms. It is a pretty mild ale - there is a dash of grassy hops, and some muffin flavor, but the taste is pretty unexciting overall. It is based on an old Irish recipe, which is cool, but the result is a mediocre brew.,
bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - bomber. Pours clear deep reddish amber with a medium quickly diminishing beige head, dissipates to a ring but laces fairly well. Aroma is very malty, nutty, toffee, caramel. Flavor follows, medium sweet, no real bitterness, malts coming at you from every direction, some honey as well. A bit of a lingering odd, a bit tart, finish, but otherwise not so bad. Medium body.
howlinwlf (26) - Ronkonkoma, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2014
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured 2 - 12 oz bottles into a tall .5 liter glass. The only impressive thing about this beer is the color. This beer’s color belies its flavor, making this a very disappointing ale. There was no head through the entire 6 pack. Barely an aroma. A very simple and unmemorable ale that lacks any malt or hops. This brew relies on its honey components, which in the end wind up tasting like tin. I would not buy this again.
scarletfire65 (952) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber at home. Aroma of caramel malts, figs, raisins. A simple, flavorful, and very well balanced clear amber ale. Notes of berries and toffee. Quick, crisp, finish. Slight acidity.
penguinfinity (105) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
My wife picked this up on a whim in Long Island, and we enjoyed it at a party with a New Yorker, and it was okay. Analyzing it however, I find it just above average. The aroma is sweet, and it looks like a ale (it is) in the glass. The taste is a little more bitter than I’d like, but very drinkable. For the palate, no distinct flavors come out and grab me. Overall it’s a good ale, but it’s nothing special.
tcane7 (1664) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with thin head that dissipates to nothing quickly. No lace. Nose of sweet brown malts, toffee, dough. Medium body. Ok for the style. I would not have again.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Foamy white head with clear light amber color. Aroma of floral hops and toasty malts. Flavor was malty wheat and a little bit of walnut, balanced with some piney hops. Bitter finish. Medium body.
Niko100 (2003) - Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich amber/copper color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, & some grain; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, hops, and some honey; Finish is fairly dry; Quite decent session ale.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at beer authority. Deep orangish red in color with a little off white head. Malty toasty aroma. Toasty, nutty notes. Light hoppy malty flavor. Full bodied. Dry finish. Very drinkable.
rlgk (10520) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Beer Authority, NYC. Amber beer with a quite nice beige head. Malty toffee aroma, fruity, grapes, pear, spicy notes, some hay. Caramel flavor, bread, toffee, spicy, pear and some biscuits. A bit simple, but no off flavors.