BrewDad (5078) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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Reddish Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice easy drinking Bitter. Easy malt and hops flavors. Good drinking beer
Aurelius (4446) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nutty sweet malt aroma - grainy, slightly toasted, notes of honey roast peanuts, tannins and faint cocoa. Good, dark rusty brown, good label and branding. Lots of rye twang. Astringent, grassy, not sweet. Although this doesnít taste like licorice, it gave me the impression of the parched coating on licorice nonpareils or allsorts candy. At times the malting reminded me of a dubbel. Medium to slightly thin body, amateur homebrew finish. Bottle, Circle K @ Bannerman and 319.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle poured into glass. Dark brown color with a foamy head. Aroma is slightly hoppy but not too much. Flavor is mostly geared towards the malts with a slight bitter bite but all in all its still pretty bland.
nick76 (4281) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is pretty darn nice with tasted malt, toffee, mixed grains, and grassy hops. The appearance is amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma but papery and bland. The palate is average. Overall itís drinkable but not special.
jjuf1853 (1246) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a sudsy white head and a slight bit of lacing along the glass. Aroma has some roasted malt notes along with burnt sugar. Flavor is alright but not as exciting or bitter as I hoped.
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Deep amber pour. Smells of raisins and caramel. Tastes of rusty iron , sour and bitter at once. Not a Newcastle hater by any means and wanted to like this but falls flat
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mar (4967) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour with a cream head. Nose is caramel, malts, and sweet. Easy palate, fruity, caramel, not that interesting.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2012
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with beige head. Aroma of nut, hints of caramel, light fruity esters, perhaps a hint of vegetable. Flavor, wow, I donít know what the hell is going on here but it isnít very pleasant, some astringent, vegetable, burnt socks, ect....Mouthfeel is light with high carbonation. Overall, certainly do not recommend!
PhillyBeer2112 (2567) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2012
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This is a Halloween prank right? Someone filled the bottles with spoiled liquid brew found in the bottom of trash containers in mid-summer, right? Because you canít convince me that the sickening caramel, horrid berry that clashes against the putrid bitterness was actually a beer designed and brewed by someone who said "yes, quite right old chap, letís bottle this." Unless of coures that person is a psychopath, or a werewolf. I forced my way through 3/4 a bottle and actually threw up in my mouth. Iím not making that up.
TheJestersBeer (2148) - SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep amber, with an off-white head.
Malty, roasted aroma, caramel, hops, toffee, chocolate.
Dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2.
Malty taste, quite roasted, caramel, hops, dried fruits, earth, ashes, chocolate, faint smoke?