foyle (348) - Wyoming, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: pours a healthy 2" sudsy cream colored head. Recedes slowly leaving decent lacing. Color is deep amber, slightly cloudy, with moderate carbonation.
Aroma: strong malt presence with raisins, caramel, and whole wheat bread. A bit of earthy hops in the background.
Mouthfeel: standard fluffy English ale mouthfeel, fairly light bodied with a somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: a hearty brew. The malt dominates (as expected) with those raisin, caramel, and whole wheat bread (toasted) flavors leading the way. There is also a moderate hop presence in the middle and finish and a bit of lingering alcohol burn with the swallow. Delicious and well made ale.
darbeer75 (36) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: faintly malty and a little bready; Appearance: dark amber with pillowy but small head; decent lacing; Taste: nicely malty balanced with a little bitterness; better than expected; Palate: full body with creamy texture; average carbonation; long malty finish with caramel undertones; Overall: a little overly malty but a nice ale. Would buy again when in season.
dlihcsnatas (495) - Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with small head, light aroma of caramel, taste of caramel with some mild pine hops. Very well balanced brew and light bodied making it a chggable beer. My bottle shows a 6.1% ABV but still a respectable kick level for a brew such as this. Would like to buy this in my area by the 12 packs but could only find it in a sampler pack this year.
TXBadger (2084) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a mostly clear deep reddish brown color with off-white head. Caramel maltiness and cereal notes, a slight nut note too on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with mostly maltiness.
wombat23 (46) - Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2015 12 oz. bottle. Amber in color, foamy, soapy head, nice lacing. Malt in aroma, not much else. Tastes of malt, a little bit of hop bitterness. Goes down pretty smoothly, but fairly boring.
kkh369 (2) - - NOV 11, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice amber color and an off-white colored head that dissipates fairly quickly. toasty malt notes that are a bit more clean than the actual flavor. nice malty warm winter flavor with a very slightly bitter/ hoppy ipa-type finish.
burg326 (4940) - Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of citrus and caramel a light bitterness. Drank from the bottle flavors are citrus and caramel light bitter aftertaste decent overall wouldn’t actively seek it out but still solid to drink.
dyetube (1373) - Hurst, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Market Street. Pours a deep amber with a medium off white head. The aromas are caramel mixed with light citrus and mayber some leather. The mouthfeel is dry and bready with a medium body and medium carbonation. I actually liked this one. Cheers!
BuckeyeBoy (4070) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at woodland empire pub Boise. Pours out amber topped with a tan head. Nose is light wood malty sweetness. Taste is more of the malty sweetness.
stevoj (3127) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Woodland Empire. Dark amber, very malty aroma and taste. Nice sticky lacing. Tasty, not overly strong, average English ale.
swesson (325) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle at Via Baci. Pours a dark reddish-orange and makes a thin beige head with good lacing. Not much of an aroma, but a bit of yeast and malt. Tastes like an English ESB. Some malt, some caramel sweetness. Not overpowering. A good seasonal.
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