BrettTaylor (264) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured as a 4 oz taster in Greensboro pub. Surprising dark coffee notes, malt, beautiful color, sweetness counters the coffee enough that the wife, who doesn’t like coffee, likes. Went very well with the burger for lunch.
NeoHippie2 (650) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2013 Pours a light amber with a small white head. Aromas of malt and some grassy hop notes. Light biscuit flavors coming through but really not a lot going on here. Crisp light finish. It isn’t foul but it’s a bit bland.
foyle (141) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Amber to light brown and mostly clear. Pours a ½” inch head that fades quickly. Decent amount of lacing and moderately carbonated.
Aroma: toasted bread, caramel malts, earthy hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel and a fairly dry finish.
Flavor: Flavors the aroma – a significant malt presence dominates this brew. Nice mix of toffee, whole wheat bread, and earthy hop spice.
Overall: A very good session beer.
icehawk (618) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with thin lacy head. Honey, light malt aroma. Thin body. Slight honey like sweet taste.
rg1122 (15) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
85. Characters is too many... but this beer is tasty.
keepersj12 (2460) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with thin head. The aroma has some malt and caramel and an odd bit of booze. The flavor has a bit of caramel and malt with nice bitter balance.
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spilledpint (341) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s, Chapel Hill
Ar: Somewhat subdued aroma of dark toffee, malt aroma up front.
Ap: Pours a clear light copper body with a 1" frothy white head. Decent retention.
T: Moderate caramel sweetness up front. Finish has moderate bitterness, a touch of resin.
P: Medium body with moderate carbonation.
O: Nice, straight forward amber.
blutt59 (5915) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at GSO, copper color with no head, caramel aroma with some caramel and nickel flavor, light finish
Brewbie (434) - New York, USA - APR 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. light caramel, little hops. decent beer if ordinary, a little thin tasting
ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rated 3/24/13. Portion of a 12 oz bottle poured into a Hunahpu’s snifter. From notes.
A: Pours a clear amber/copper color, with a rather dinky-looking white head. Looks pretty good regardless.
S: All I pick up here is some unsweetened caramel.
T: The faintest twang of fruity esters builds to a caramel-y finish. Extremely unassuming.
M: Crisp, dry, and light. If you’re going to showcase little in the way of flavor on the palate, this is how you do it.
O: Nothing wrong with this per se...it’s just so bland, though. Really just one step up from BMC in my opinion.