rgfellow (100) - - MAR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours a medium copper with minimal head/lacing. Aroma is sweet malt. Taste is malty with minimal bite of hops. Finish is easy with hints of fruit and spice on the tongue. Good beer.
VeinAle (107) - Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark amber, with a quickly shrinking head. Smells nutty, bread, even a mild coffee note. Medium bodied with a thin texture, has a dry finish with lively carbonation. Taste is more biscuit, malts, and mild hop presence. Good
mikedR (1489) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
very nice. The word here is maltiness. Itís the strongest flavor note, and delivers well.
bartzluke (84) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz pour from refrigerated bottle into Boulevard stemmed tulip glass. Dark amber to brown. Rich color. Light head with moderate lacing. Fairly opaque. Nose is malty. It might be too cold, but Iím not getting too much else there. Mouthfeel is a bit thin with light carbonation. Taste is very nice. Strong maltiness backbone with notable hops up front. Flavors are pretty light. A good bitter aftertaste too. All in all, a tasty and subtle beer. Smooth and drinkable.
maxwelldeux (4079) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a moderate off white head on there. Nose is malty and light, with bits of caramel and bread in there. Taste and feel are both light and easy, with just a hint of bready sweetness.
gringo332 (559) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear amber colour with almost white head that persists. Aromas of vanilla and caramel. Mild carbonation and bitterness with smooth finish. Very drinkable beer.
Stuu666 (5538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours reddish brown, nose is malty toffee, caramel, taste is similar.
Concealer (889) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amber with a foamy, beige head that lasts and laces. Aromas of caramel and toasted malts, light pine and citrus underneath. Flavor is the same. Medium bodied, smooth with a slightly dry and bitter finish.
UrbanCaveman (136) - Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2015
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz bottle, poured into a shaker pint at approximately 40 degress F.
Appearance: Pours into the glass a hazy amber, towards the reddish-orange side of he amber hue spectrum. Forms a very thin head of almost light orange bubbles, which rapidly become a cap and ring. Held to light, one can very faintly make out a few streams of tiny bubbles heading skyward from the bottom of the glass. I admit some degree of trepidation, as I have found that I tend not to see orange in a beer unless it has a noticeable hop presence.
Smell: No, I showered today. Ba dum bump. The aroma opens with light, sweet caramel malt, wreathed through with some subtle suggestions of fruit - pear, raisin, and something citrusy. A soft grassy tone is off in the distance, like a fuzzy horizon.
Taste: Caramel malt with some vague toffee hints spills onto the tongue first, and then the 90-ton citric-herbal-earthy hoproller cruises in to crush it into nonexistence - leaving just perfume on my palate. Definitely not what I look for in a Scotch ale.
Mouthfeel: Difficult to tell around the full frontal assault on my tastebuds, if Iím being honest. I suppose it feels like a Scotch ale.
Overall: Once again, my sensitivity to hop flavors has me arching an eyebrow at anyone who has reviewed this beer as "malty" and mentioned nothing of any hop presence at all. They are literally all I get out of this beer, aside from a brief flash of caramel malt at the outset. Will not repeat.
AlmostHome (35) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Better than average beer overall. Has a nice malty taste that I enjoyed. Not a heavy beer by any measure. Great beer for sipping on during a lazy afternoon.
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bburnam (4) - - DEC 22, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one is unbelievable. Great nose beautiful color. Excellent flavor and a just a damn good overall beer