tsd08460 (192) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: floral, caramel, toast,
Appearance: clear amber, off-white head
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate: medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,
bkurtz (996) - PERU - JUL 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours a clear, deep, gold with a standard head. Sweet bread aroma. Nice mouth feel, smooth, sweet malts and caramel. Well balanced taste. Well made beer.
JDBaker11058 (1518) - Maryland, USA - APR 13, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: clear amber brown, one finger of light, fizzy, tan head, minimal lacing. Aroma: light caramel and toffee, maybe a bit of country ham, with earthy hops (FUGGLE). Taste: not offensive, but not great--light cardboard, some caramel, mineral water, earthy, mellow hops, a bit loamy. Finish: slightly bitter, herbal, and mineral finish; palate is watery and does the flavors no favors. Notes: Not as good as you’d want a flagship ale to be. Palate doesn’t seem to hold up, and while relatively balanced, there’s just not much character here. Have had better from this team (the Chestnut Porter is superlative). Bottle from Total Wine, Fairfax, Virginia.
BeMerry (39) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
My local brewery. One of my favorite go to beers, especially solo without food and for more than one. Malty, mild hops, caramel, toast. Goes with anything. Thirst quenching.
MadRobin (2343) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap 4 oz. sampler at Westover Beer Haus in Arlington, VA.
Clear amber with an off-white head and very good lacing.
Aroma of toast, caramel and mild hops.
Taste of caramel, roasted malt, toast, pine, spice and mild light fruit.
Medium/full body and medium/low carbonization.
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Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
1/16/2015. From bottle. Copper color with a this head. Burnt caramel aromas. Sweet fruit, caramel, then turns bitter and harsh. Somewhat unbalanced.
kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4oz sampler at OBH taproom. Pours a cloudy copper color with medium beige head. Aroma is grainy and malty. Taste is corresponding with heavy grainy character, dark sugary malts, some mild floral hops. Palate is smooth, light carbonation, slightly acidic. Great English ale.
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obguthr (4538) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dried leaves nose with slight caramel underneath, a bit vegetal. Clear copper, medium head. Quite vegetal, dried leaves. Medium body, harsh mouthfeel. Infected. I’m quickly losing interest in this brewery.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into a glass. Cloudy gold, copper pour. Aroma is caramel, light roast, hints of spice and floral notes. Taste is lightly bitter, roasty, pleasant biscuit notes. Finishes really nice and roasty. Would love to try this on cask.
BrettTaylor (636) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
4 ounce taster at brewdo. Pours a Amber with a hint of copper, white head. Nice English hop notes and biscuit from the malt. I found this a nice English pale ale and a nice change from the IPA everywhere trend.