FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at North Bar, Leeds. Pour a burnished copper, small head that fades to basically nothing. Aroma is very interesting - malt, cigars, peat, toasted grains. Taste is malt, nuttiness, a hint of caramel, a little hop spice, with a Michael thing on the long, slightly sticky aftertaste. This is very good.
commonmac (357) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint glass pour at Sweeney’s. Copper color with steady head. Aroma filled with malt and taste follows suit. Some hops present. A very sessionable ale. Easy to drink with a positive finish. Odell does better but a great fall back.
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - NOV 22, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep copper, clear, small head (dissipates fast), mediocre lacing, malty nose, not very distinctive, slight metallic taste, semi-sweet and slightly bitter, short finish, soft carbonation and medium body. Not very distinctive at all.
Avengedpoet (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Vine in Tempe. Pours a very chocolatey brown with no head. Aroma is of caramel and chocolate. Taste is bright and fizzy (a bit much for the style...like a lot) and caramelly. As the pint wore on, chocolate dominated the flavor in a big way. Not unpleasant, but not to style in my opinion. Still an easy drinking beer worth getting when the only other "craft" beers are fat tire and sunshine wheat.
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
FROM NOTES: July 1, ’12
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
A: Fairly mild nose with toasty malt aromas and some sweeter caramel notes. Not much hop character here.
A: Pours a brownish, translucent amber with a light tan finger width head and leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Carbonation appears moderate to light. Very nice looking beer.
T: The taste is similar to the aroma; bready and toasty, with a whisper of hop bitterness through the middle. Finishes smooth and a little sweet.
P: Medium bodied. The carbonation is just right, and lends a nice crispness that gives this brew an added bit of levity.
O: Overall, a very nice beer. My favorite session beer!!! Serving type: bottle
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Very nice brown color with a finger of off white head. Malty front with some good mouth feel. Very nice.
jnkor (316) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap at mellow mushroom 7/21/12. Almost no aroma, but a minor sweetness. Taste is light and refreshing, but has a bitter bite and aftertaste. Color is a pale amber.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very good beer from ft. collins, nice dark carmel flavor, not too much head, but very fresh.
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber color...fluffy head. Floral aroma with a slight sweetness. Sweet malt flavor in the front...mouthfeel is somewhat crisp. Noticeable taste of hops blends into the back...finish is long, and a tad dry. Overall, a very well balanced, tasty brew.
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - APR 3, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours amber with moderate off-white head. aroma is chocolate, nut, and bready. taste is caramel, nut, and some fruity notes. finish is a slightly astringent biscuit bitterness. not a fan.