bigbish (649) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a really great, easy to drink beer. Very well balanced between malt and a touch of hops. Very smooth session beer. Love it.
Iphonephan (5277) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the brewery. Pours a clear copper with an ecru head. Toasty nose and flavors. Bitter finish.
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Crystal clear copper body topped by small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel/bread, some orange/earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, earthy/orange, some bread. Light-medium body, some effervescence.
ilovedarkbeer (2573) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an orange color with a bubbly head. Notes of caramel, chocolately earthy hops, sweat, and grains.
BeerdedDave (1071) - - AUG 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
beautiful deep amber color; mild fruit and caramel aroma with floral hop notes; fruity noble hops on a bready malt base with light caramel notes; dry, bitter finish
rondphoto (3337) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Beer Run / Charlottesville VA --- Clear dark orange amber color, heavy ivory head, curtain of lace. Light aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is caramel malt that grows as it moves through a carbonated swallow to a mild, hopped finish. A really nice simple brew - full-bodied, refreshing, balanced, appealing. A keeper.
tsd08460 (504) - 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 (1018) - 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 (1695) - 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.