mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, no bottle date. Deep amber color, some off white foam that fades quickly but leaves pretty solid lacing. Light toffee and some berry-like candy notes in the aroma, not much hop at all. Nice nutty maltiness layered with a good bit of crystal malt, firm bitterness but not any real discernible hop flavor. A bit light on the palate for the almost 8%abv and maybe just a touch too sweet.
Sidenote, this is the second Long Trail Brewmaster’s Reserve I had the first rating for. Is this stuff really making it to Pittsburgh before Vermont?
MadIndian (2663) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from craft. Some notes of caramel malts, biscuit, hop and sweet malts. Body was slightly thin, but the blend was good and the brew overall was a solid representation of the style.
Beerdedone (3058) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with a small beige head that left spots of lacing. Aroma of caramel, pine, fruit and citrus. Flavor was caramel, citrus, piney hops, fruit and had a touch of toffee.
jrob21 (3048) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from beer run. Pours a pretty nice copper color. A little bit of a yeast and band aid aroma and flavor. Malt backbone is nice though to chill out the yeast and hops a bit. Some toffee and caramel flavors.
MadRobin (2501) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle.
Hazy, coppery dark red with a 2-finger khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of earthy piney hops, toasted grain, caramel and citric and spicy hops.
Taste of spicy hops, citrus, toasted grain, caramel, sweet sherry and earthy piney hops. A nice balance of sweet toasted malts with spicy and flavorful hops.
Medium body and medium/high carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Westchesterco (1539) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured and shared from a bottle it is a clear amber with an ecrue head aroma of apricot and tastes bitter with a metal overtone
Iphonephan (4992) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear amber with an ecru head. Malty nose. Resinous pine notes with a dominant malt backbone. Very tasty.
Beerman6686 (5615) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a Ruby red color with a beige head. Aroma was caramel, grass, and citrusy hops. Flavor was toast caramel, bittering hops, and booze. Typical for the style.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/17/2012. 22 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber/red color with an offwhite head. Malty aromas with caramel and fruit. A bit of alcohol showing through, but never overwhelming. Nice hoppy finish.
rholmes39 (8) - - SEP 20, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma on initial pour was fantastic and the malt had some balance with the hops. By the end of the first 12 ounces the malt was coming on strong. Head was a little disappointing but consistent with other reviews. Bottle pour.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on draft at Smokin’ Joe’s this beer poured a medium nut brown color with a medium sized creamy off white head that left good lacing. The aroma was fairly strong fruity and floral hops with an undertone of toasted caramel. The flavor was somewhat bitter and tangy with burnt caramel, wood, rough fruity hops and a bit of pine underneath. Long burnt caramel and rough fruity hop finish. Medium body. Ok.