Bricks (558) - Delaware, USA - MAY 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Faintish thin smell of malt and molasses. Very nice appearance, though little head or action. Taste is rather simple -- first thought is that someone tried to toss some hops into a brown ale batch -- not loving it. The palate is quite bitter, almost soapy. This one was not that enjoyable, almost a drain pour.
ThisWangsChung (747) - 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.
devman171 (719) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, aroma is rich sweet malt with a touch of pine hops. Taste is nice toasted malt sweetness with a semi sweet finish.
conway (1131) - - JAN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark gold with a 1 finger white head. Aroma is slightly metallic, fruity esters and caramel. Taste adds some toffee and spice with a moderate alcohol punch. Bready malt and fruity notes make appearances as it warms. Medium sticky smooth palate with light carbonation. Pretty nice.
Paynis (42) - Saco, Maine, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great balance and full bodied flavor and at 7.2 this is always a solid go to... Great work longtrail!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hockeybeerguy (910) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes. The appearance is a clear yet dark amber/brown colored body with a short slightly creamy looking head, spotty lacing drips down the side of the glass as it goes down. The smell is malty and slightly fruity with some nuts that try to carry over slightly. The taste is a rich and well balanced malty fruitiness. On the palate its about a medium in body, comes across fairly sessionable, no aftertaste with a dry earthy finish, slightly crisp. Overall, this is a good beer for its style and good to me
Beergeek23322 (2030) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/11/2011. From bottle. Amber color with a white head. Sweet caramel aromas with light fruit and a bit of earthy notes. Caramel flavors mostly with little hops on the finish as expected.
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From notes at bier baron in dc
A: ruby orange ale, excellent clarity. No head. No lace.
S: some banana, some clove. Mostly sweet bananas here.
T: still sweet banana, some clove and maybe wood tones. Hint of bitters in there. Meh.
M: medium bodied with medium carb. Dry finish.
O: pretty forgettable.
Serving type: on-tap
beerandbeyond (625) - ISRAEL - DEC 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler.
Slightly hazy amber color with a small off white head.
Rich malt aroma, sweet caramel, dark toffee and faint floral notes.
Sweet juicy malt, some nuts, caramel, ripe fruit and lo bitterness.
Med-full body, some alcohol is present, soft carbonation, a bit heavy but OK.
Dan269605 (209) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, copper, thin off white head. Smells of mostly malts, sweet, molasses, dark bread, caramel. It tastes much the same. Slight taste of alcohol, not my favorite style, but pretty good for it, just a ramped up version of Long Trail Ale.
CanIHave4Beers (2908) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wat can I say, this shelf brew was generously given 2 me by Loineshawn, one of the finest gentlemen I’ve ever had the privilege to know. Is that rake enough for you shitheads?
I reckon I can say a little about the beer.
S’pretty much orange with a real small but well retained head that leaves some chitl lace on da glasssss!
Bottle from box aroma offers lots of caramel maltiness. Lots of alcohol offered in the aroma. It’s sweet smelling but not awfully so. It’s neate, not too neate though.
The bottle from box flavor offers spicy alcohol, loads of rich maltiness… and some honey.
Stuff is clean and boosty, 4 sure.