KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear dark copper with an average (1-2 finger) off white foamy head that steadily reduced, down to a puddled film and medium collar with fair streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted light bread malt, mild grassy hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee and a mild spiciness.
The taste was very malty with a mild caramel sweetness at first, but quickly became bitter sweet with an earthy and mildly spicy finish. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow with a mild sweet bitterness left behind.
Mouthfeel was in the middle of light and medium in body with a dry texture and an very soft carbonation.
Overall this was a brew that did not have much complexity. Although what it did have seemed to work well enough, allowing for the bitter and sweet to meld together along with a good malty feel creating a nice smooth drinkability...
Travlr (15913) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear deep golden amber color, medium light tan head. Aroma of nutty toffee. Taste has sticky, nutty toasted caramel. Nice.
DrinkinWell (388) - - JUL 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark, reddish brown. Roasted malts, brown sugar on the nose. Start off with a bitter, hoppy flavor, then ends on notes of toffee, caramel, and brown sugar. Medium bodied, somewhat oily mouthfeel. An interesting take on the traditional style.
DedicatedToFun (3935) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap, brown pour, white head, nose and taste are spices, some pepper, hops, decent
BeerRenter76 (291) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour was a clear dark copper with an average off white foamy head that left streaky lacing.The aroma was of a toasted light bready malts, mild grassy hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, and toffee.The taste was malty with a mild caramel sweetness at first, but quickly became bitter sweet with an earthy and mildly spicy finish. Overall this was a brew that did not have much complexity. Although what it did have seemed to work well enough.
hoptimusPrimed (102) - SPAIN - JUL 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
There is nothing overly powerful taste wise, it is well balanced with some notes of toffee. Gets better with every sip!
snoworsummer (3253) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Jack Quinn’s. Pours clear copper with a thick, creamy beige head and decent lacing. Tastes like nutty malt, roasted grains, grapefruit hops, and scotch. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like nutty malt, roasted, scotch, and some grapefruit.
KamGoPro (157) - Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light grain/malty nose. Nice subtle bitterness. Shinerish caramel middle. Refreshing finish
graham_murphy (434) - - JUN 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bready with a little caramel from the mild malt like a traditional english/scotch ale. A little carbonation with a hint of bitterness from the hops. Never a big fan of the style but this is well done.
TheGB (567) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of malt, caramel, hops and kind of a metallic aroma. Taste of malt and bread and some caramel.
finn1918 (229) - Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a wedding reception. Aroma is caramel malts, some citrus hops. Taste is malt-forward, sweet, but too much hop bitterness in the finish. Good overall, but does not stick to the confines of the style very well.