FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright red-brown color with a large orange-khaki head. The aroma was sour, tangy, fruity and malty with a light caramel undertone. The flavor was tangy, tart and fruity with notes of caramel and nut underneath. The finish was long, fruity and malty. Pretty good.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - APR 6, 2009
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Sweet malty aroma. Deep copper body, small light tan head. Flavor is metallic, overly sweet, and predominated by what tastes like artificial caramel flavoring. Watery unpleasant finish.
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a slightly tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt. Taste is caramel sweetness with a little bit of roastiness. Not really that bad. Seems underrated just because of AB.
MrBeerFanatic (806) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark red amber with a slowly lasting off-white head. Nutty aroma, with hints of caramel and dark fruits. Flavor is of malty caramel, somewhat nutty, with a faint hop note and a slightly bitter end. Semi sweet, and you can just barely taste the toasted caramel. Not too bad but on the watery side and needs more depth.
beerbill (3274) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 4, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a crystal clear coppery red with a moderate yellow-white head that disappeared soon after he the first sip and left no lace. Very weak aroma of malt. The malt in the flavor is more discernible than the aroma, bit is still fairly mild. This beer is definitely a step in the right direction, it just needs more oomph.
jeremytoni (2926) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle poured a light copper color with a good amount ofe head. Nice toasted malt flavor with a lingering finish.
marcus (6022) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 26, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This reddish amber beer poured with a decent beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a roasted malt flavor that is a bit rough around the edges and a barely discernible bitter hop finish. As usual from A-B, there is just not enough ingredient.
railcat1 (676) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This ws ok but it lacked any real flavor they should of left it for the real craft brewers.CHEERS!
markas101 (1788) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
33 cl bottle, Fargo, ND, USA. Pale amber colour, frothy head. Coriander and caramel aroma, quite carbonated. Overly sweet roasted flavor, second sip is better, bitter (in a bad way) aftertaste.
bhensonb (10367) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from BevMo. Dark coppery red color with a decent beige head. Light spice over roast caramel malt. Medium minus body with mild carbonation. Turns thin. Flavor is malt, and some decent hop, but not unduly sweet or bitter. Despite that there is a strength to the flavor. Has a certain astringency. It can stand with most American versions of the style, though perhaps not toward the front.