Dogbrick (9817) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 02/09/2012. Clear dark amber pour with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Short stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malt and hops. Light body with flavors of mild hops, caramel malt and toast. The finish is sweet with a short bready malt aftertaste. Average overall.
mikehanneman (60) - Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow..I can’t believe how low the ratings are for this GREAT RED ALE! Nice red ale flavor with a smooth finish. i don’t know how far out this ale goes for distribution, but it is brewed in a small city on Indiana. If you have the opportunity to pcik this beer up, do so. You will thank me!!
ContemplateBeer (1787) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of caramel/ almonds/ brown sugar/ apple. Appearance is dark amber with bone head. Flavor matches the nose with a moderate spruce/ nutty finish. Palate is bubbly and slightly chewy. Actually pretty good- one of the better amber ales I’ve had.
monstersmash (17) - Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle One of my buddies brought me back a few bottles from this brewery/restaurant. Nice color, decent head but no discernable nose. Taste was pleasant w/ moderate carbonation. Nothing outstanding but offensive. Pretty decent ale...
rondphoto (3031) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy red (sediment in bottom of bottle), little head, small lace. The best thing I can say is that it is FAR better than I anticipated. There is plenty of caramel malt and roasted grain (maybe some bread?). A nikce bittering, combo of carbonation and mild hops finishes it well. Balanced, easy to drink, not filling, a surprisingly good ale.
Drake (10841) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Crown Liquors #19 in Carmel, IN. Pours a clear red color with a medium fizzy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee, earthy and nutty notes. Faint hop finish. The taste is toffee, bitter hops, earthy notes and a bit of nuttiness. Medium bodied.
jtclockwork (11248) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to GCurlow. Pours reddish brown. Nose of caramel malt, hops, resin and bread. Taste of same with some cherry and dark fruit. Medium body. Short finish.
Onslow (1276) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. medium amber brew with 2 fingers of off white head, very frothy an persistent. Light aroma of malts and floral hops, hints of toasted malt. Taste is great - modest malitness at the start mellowing into a very earthy, wood chip, dry finish. It is earthy in a great way - doesn’t taste like dirt, but really unique. don’t have high expectations for most ambers or browns, but this one really delivers.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lightly sweet caramel malt with light bitterness to finish. Smooth, lightly fruity, and sessionable. But, ultimately quite bland.
shrubber85 (9309) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Cherry, caramel malt, and grass aroma. Dark amber color with small head. Lightly sweet caramel malt and moderately bitter grass/quinine hops. Nothing much here.