MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams glass. Purchased at Randall’s Wine & Spirits in St. Louis, MO. The nose on OIA is subtle but I detect yellow raisins and malt. There is a very slight wet hay smell that reminds me of a saison. It pours a murky bronze with a nearly non-existant head, although the beer is quite cold and this could reduce the head size. I’m letting it warm up just a tad before tasting. The palate is not quite oily but silky. The alcohol adds a touch of tingle to the after taste. The carbonation is low but not too low. The flavor is malty, as expected, with just a tint of grass and a bit of mild wood. This beer would be a nice follow-up to an aggressive IPA as a counter balance. I listened to Fairport Convention and Nazareth while drinking this beer.
BeerRenter76 (303) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally rated on 11/14/14. Toasted malts, plenty of bread and very faint dark fruit in the background. Brown/ ruby colored body when held to the light with a thin slightly tannish head that leaves some decent lace.Flavor is slightly toasted bread and not much else, some bitterness on the finish.
blutt59 (6247) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, reddish color with off white foam, bready caramel aroma, flavor is malty nickel, caramel, lighter finish than expected
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!
rougeau13 (2215) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear reddish amber with a big foamy, stringy, cream colored head. Aroma of toasted and caramel malts with some grassy type hops. Tastes malty with a nice mild but noticeable bitterness. Medium bodied and somewhat dry.
SG111 (612) - New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours an amber color with a beige white/orange head. Aroma is caramel, some English style malts, mild hop Aroma. Flavor is sweet caramel, hops, little bit of orange and lemon peel. Not bad. Nothing remarkable.
hopwine (563) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramelly, bready on the aroma. Flavor is more crusty bread, toasty, biscuity, mild herbaceous noble hop. Really nice, balanced winter warmer.
ZacM612 (328) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At LS Taps & Caps. Hazy amber with a little off-white head. Not a big aroma. The description says without fruit or spices. Seems to need something more. Just okay.
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fiveacestx (808) - Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - rusty red with a medium head. Has a medium dry, malty, toasty taste and is boozy. And it did seem a little spicy. Ok beer but not something I’d seek out again.
CopterScott (206) - Kansas, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark amber with a finger or 2 of creamy head. aroma is caramel malts and bread. Flavor is caramel, bread, and some earth.
degbert (1404) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, lambent red-brown with a high, beige head. Nose is wood, spice, tea, and umami notes. Sweeter on the tongue than on the nose, with caramel, chocolate, black tea, and treacle in the forefront, followed by a tannic bitterness. Finish is long, a little warm, with more wood and a touch of vanilla. Nice to have a winter warmer that’s not pretending to be a cookie or a fruitcake.