mjs (3617) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottled) Poured amber and hazy with small white head. Malts and hops were in the aroma. Medium bodied palate with medium carbonation. Clear hop flavour. Also tasted of malts, sweetness, bitterness and lightly sea water. Malty and hoppy aftertaste.
halfonit (1055) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden amber color. Aroma is pretty weak. It consists of malts, orange, toffee, and a little roasty. Taste is of sweeter malts, caramel, apricots, with hops in the back end. Leaves a little bit of a bite in the end. This seems to be one of the better brews from Newport Storm.
dagimp (600) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a bottle into a pint glass. Pours with an inch of fairly thick head which sticks around. Lacing is present although not heavy. Very nice dark golden hue which is accented by the thick head. Taste is slightly hoppy with a slight bit of pine. It grew on me a little more as I drank it but it’s really nothing to write home about. I’d pass on this one unless it was the cheapest micro at the bar.
BroSpud (1359) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft (at a Newport restaurant of course). Pretty tasty beverage. Nice amber color. Tasty caramel flavors. Very drinkable.
Leighton (6970) - London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An overall solid beer. Rich, thick head and strong, dark copper color. Taste is suggestive of caramel and toffee. Smooth with just enough complexity to keep it interesting. I wish this brew was more widely distributed.
Drake (6503) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of beerbill. Thanks! Pours a hazy
orange color with a thin head, decent head retention and lacing.
Very nutty aroma with some toffee and caramel notes as well.
Taste is nuts, sunflower, some light stone fruit notes and
bitter hops. Medium bodied.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle that exploded when it was opened. Pours an amber body with a gushing off white head. Spicy caramel sweetness with a salty flavor. Dusty earth flavors to finish.
FlacoAlto (3450) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
<b>Best by date June; Sampled December 2008</b>
A solid pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces an initial two-finger thick, light tan colored head. The beer is exceedingly clear and is a reddish, amber-gold color that shows a bright copper color when held up to the light. The aroma is a mix of expressive citrus hop notes and crystal malt aromatics. Some other notes of metallic, lightly herbal hops join aromas of grapefruit zest, tangelo, lightly toasted grain (sort of biscuit like), and a touch of sweet caramel maltiness.
Pretty dry tasting and actually a bit lighter than I was expecting. The citrus hops seem to add a touch of tartness due to the overall dryness of this beer. Meyer lemon zest character comes through in the flavor more than the juicy, ripe, slightly sweet citrus notes that were noticeable in the aroma. The beer has a nice, clean, biting bitterness that is noticeable from the beginning to lingering end of each sip. The finish has a nice cracker like malt to it at times, but at others comes off as thin and tart.
Not bad, but a bit weird somehow. I don’t think there is quite enough malt to support the hops here and the tartness is a bit odd; I don’t think it is an infection as this beer is pretty clean over all.
puboflyons (1430) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 12 fl. oz bottle with an expiration date of December 08. Pours a cloudy amber-orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of malts and fruits. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium. Flavor is more hoppy than malty and a little bitter. Not too bad
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours a very lightly hazy, glowing golden-orange color. A small, frothy, off-white head settles quickly to a thin film, leaving wet, drippy spots of lace behind on the glass. The aroma shows a sweet crystal malt base, with light floral hops and traces of pine. Flavors follow suit, sweet caramel and toffee, with a hint of buttery cream, countered by floral bitterness and traces of grass and pine. Medium bodied, with balanced carbonation, it’s fairly easy drinking. This brew is not unpleasant, by any means, but there’s just not a whole lot going on here. Decent amber.