Drake (7123) - 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 (6224) - , 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 (1018) - 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 - doesnít taste like dirt, but really unique. donít 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 (6509) - 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.
Fratto (2443) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2010
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle from Cavie. Red pour with an off-white head. Aroma is nuts, spice, and dark malts. Taste is musty, veggies, and roasted nuts.
Zane_Hilton (11) - USA - AUG 7, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
citrus, bitter, lively, full body, spruce, very bitter, medium sourness, light sweetness,
Itís not bad for a domestic ale. I would certainly pick it over bud, coors, or miller, but Iíd take a nice micro brew lager above it any day...even in the winter.
Cavie (3548) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Sprinkle. Clear heavy red-orange color. Bubbly head. Aroma is caramelly sweet with peet moss. Flavor is dry and caramelly bitter. Finish is bready and dry.
TheWife (20) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
While in Indiana visiting family, I had a bottle of this. It pours a clear reddish brown with a medium head. There is a strong after taste.
MeadMe (1171) - Riverview, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Pours a nice dark amber with a tall tan head. Okay retention with some lace.
S: Aromas of sweet caramel malt, and doughy bread.
T: Candy malt sweetness for sure. The bread is there with notes of sweet fruit and a dash of citrus.
M Medium in body
D: Okay brew