ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear copper color. The head is a one finger off-white shade, and while it’s relatively creamy looking, it doesn’t have the best retention.
S: The malt is typically toffee-forward, but with that faint German touch to it. Namely, stone fruits and just a hint of diacetyl. There’s a hop profile that’s very mellow yet still noticeable. Not bad, not bad at all.
T: Loads of toffee start this one off. The flavor even gets faintly nutty at times, with some nice apricot notes right after the swallow. There does seem to be a touch of alcohol flavor (along with a faint burn) on the finish. I have to say that overall, the flavor profile isn’t my cup of tea.
M: It’s actually kind of coarse, and even slightly angular in feel. This helps to give it pretty good drinkability in spite of its maltiness. Carbonation is light, which somehow suits this one.
O: This isn’t my (double) bag, as the scores reflect. Still, I don’t hate it. Decent to try if you’re looking for something different, but I wouldn’t recommend a full 6 pack.
Jow (2703) - New York, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle of random mix 6. Ruby pour thin head. Nose is malt and berry. Tastes of caramel, dried fruit, malt, light hop bitters, some wet wood. Clean malty palate. Fine brew.
tsd08460 (225) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: caramel, floral, grass,
Appearance: clea amber, tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
kevinsenn (1466) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma is boozy with some marshmallow and grape. Fruit punch taste with a bitter and slightly boozy finish.
Dogbrick (9439) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Daily Growler UA. Clear copper color with a medium white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, toffee and hops. Medium body with flavors of caramel malt, earthy hops and a bit of fruit. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
hfmejias (1026) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear, reddish amber in color, small off white head and little bit of spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and fruits. Taste of nuts, roasted malts and caramel, booze was well hidden. Nice beer, easy to drink.
jrodooo5 (1237) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours nicely - transparent copper w/ a lasting tan head & lovely lacing. The aroma is predominantly malfy & a tad sweet. The taste is quite malfy w/ a bit of a bitter kick in the finish. The body is very light & pleasant on the palate. Overall this is a solid beer!
Handypaul (324) - - MAY 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a creamy white mostly lasting head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of brown sugar and caramel. Mouthfeel of fine bubbles and soft carbo, lightly sweet, medium bitter, light body and a brief bitter and sweet finish.
Tonkun (1161) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Copper pour with a big white head. Brown sugar, herb, and bread. Medium body. Nice but does not feel the 7.2%
BierMeHoos (333) - Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Justin’s. Appearance is medium amber. Aroma is rich, malty and notes of alcohol. Tastes quite nice, a rich, soft and not too sweet. Palate was thin. Overall pretty good beer.
solidfunk (5256) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not quite on point for style. Lacks the interesting malt crispness and profile. Instead the malt comes off on the sweet side here lots of caramel and sugar. Pours brown with OK head and lacing. Bottle.