BMan1113VR (7881) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 19, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to mar. Pours with a minimal head, clear copper body. Aroma is grassy and bready. Fizzy, bitter dry and grassy. Not great.
Ughsmash (7204) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured medium amber with a short, easily-resuscitated off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet caramel and toffee notes with hints of molasses and vanilla.. dry, toasted grassy hops around.. I enjoyed the yeast they used in here. The flavor found more of the sweet caramel and molasses at the core.. bright earthy hoppage and vanilla surrounded.. light peppery yeast laced throughout.. spicy on the finish, picking up touches of tobacco and peppery notes. Light-medium bodied with at least moderate carbonation on the palate.. spicy with a solid flow across the palate.. well done.
Ibrew2or3 (7169) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear deep copper with white head. The aroma is caramel, lagery yeast, a touch of molasses, crystal malts and a bit of graininess around the edges. The taste is on the crisp side to start with some spicy malts and graininess and then quickly picking up sweet caramel, crystal malts and lagery yeastiness. Midway and to the finish it picks up some dry malt roastiness to help balance out the initial sweetness. Pretty nice stuff.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a stringy-lacing froth of light tan head. Aroma of lightly sweet, toasty nutty malts with a touch of caramel toffee and some noble hops. Has pretty decent body and carbonation for the style with some toasty pale malts and light sweetness fairly well balanced with grassy hop bitterness and floral character before a drier, bready finish. Pretty true to style and drinkable, but could use a touch more sweetness.
BVery (7109) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy reddish orange pour with a smaller off-white head. Aroma is grassy, earthy, and caramel. Medium to lighter palate, noticeable carbonation. Taste is caramel malt, hay, and some hop kicker that actually works pretty well.
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a clear golden orange with a medium to large beige head. Very sweet caramel on the nose, lots of toast. Sweet, toast and a hint of cocoa. Rather empty, sweet and caramel filled. A touch metallic, and almost buttery smooth. Soft bitterness on finish. Better than expected, but still rather dull and not something I’d really want to be drinking much of.
Radek Kliber (6544) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma fresh aromatic hop character, slightly fruity with sweet malt as base.
Appearance cloudy amber garnet. Medium tanned top.
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied with thinner sides. Nutty with sweet caramel like malts. Rather flat at finish accented by some herbal citric notes.
blipp (6440) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Pours amber with a thin head. A hint of floral spicy hops in the aroma with a touch of sweetness. The flavor has a bready malty base, and floral hops. A light earthy note as well. Very well balanced and clean tasting.
blankboy (6320) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle [12oz] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber with a small diminishing frothy off-white head. Aroma is vegetal, grainy and burnt -- I’m not liking it. Flavour is also vegetal and grainy along with sweet malt and a hint of nuts. Light to average bodied. It’s so "blah" and "meh".
drowland (6306) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle (2010) into a pint glass. The pour is clear brown with a small white head. The aroma is burnt caramel and seltzer water. The flavor is very similar.