AWISLguy (665) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ck1, thanks bro! Pours an amber color with an off-white head leaving a lot of spotty lacing. Aroma has sweet caramel, fruit and tangy spices. Taste is of hoppy fruits, sweet caramel and spices. Light to medium bodied, which felt somewhat thin. Finishes sweetly fruity. Very likeable and drinkable, but not a lot to it.
Tmoney99 (8773) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy tan head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate roasted caramel and earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
jdleigh (53) - - MAR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The malt-forward aromas and frothy head of this top-fermented bitter give way to a balanced taste of biscuit and hops, and a lingering creamy finish.
ccex (794) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours an amber/copper color with a decent off-white head and some spotty lacing. Aroma has toffee, caramel, and herbal,grassy hops. Flavor starts smooth with notes of caramel, notes of apple and pear join in the midpalate and has a clean dry finish. Body is medium . Easily drinkable, and fairly interesting.
ryecatcher (349) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange-gold (the haze I attribute to being from chill seeing as this was in my trunk for 24 hours in January, in Chicago)with substantial white head (great retention) and mad lacing. Nose is malt and light hops. Mouth is medium bodied, malt forward, but drier than the aroma would indicate. Some lemon peel, and bready notes. Then a slightly bitter (but overall clean) finish. This would go very well with some spaetzle and pork chops.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Haymarket pub and brewery, Chicago - 04/11/12.
Clear pale amber with a thin off white head that soon thins to a pond and the edges.
Malty nose with background toffee and dark sugars.
Taste is malt forward, toffee, light diacetyl tones but not so much as to impair the taste.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, crisp and bitter finish.
ads135 (1572) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not as much a fan of this as I was hoping, being a fan of the alt. The toffee and caramel were a bit off, with a syrupy sweetness that, while not unpleasant, isn’t truly satisfying. Oh well. Pretty good regardless. Tried with Dave and Breanna at the Hopleaf in Chicago in Aug. 2012.
zgaier (692) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours amber with an off white head and aroma of bread and malt. Taste is sweet, of malt, bread, caramel, and grains with a medium, metal finish that isn’t as pleasant.
jjgmd (732) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An orange amber pour. Nose is a grainy, yeasty and malty. Taste is woody, not full of any distinct flavor, and rather plain. Finish is dry and short. Quaff score 6 / 10
msante79 (2124) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Park Tavern. Pours clear amber with white head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, toffee, and some grassy hops. Flavors of toasted malt, toffee, grassy hops, and a bit of fruit note. Thought this was pretty tasty.