tekstr1der (141) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper pour with lasting, clingy off-white top. One of the strangest smelling beers I’ve encountered - intriguing though, with toast, earth and something resembling fruit. Flavor is similar, though malty with a fairly dry finish. Decent and interesting.
alexsdad06 (7032) - Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler shared by someone at Natifest (from notes). Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a small off white head. The aroma was pretty weak having some herbals, tea, toasted bread. The flavor had the toasted bread, some herbal notes, tea, a hint of smoke. Not much going on here.
WillieCoffee (1) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dough, caramel, cereal, clear, white foam, amber, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation,
bnokk (276) - Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2014
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Old Burnside Brewing Company Ten Penny Ale. Growler, 50 W Naitfest ‘14 APPEARANCE: golden color, perfectly see-through. No head to speak of.
NOSE: not much of anything.
FLAVOR: very much a lager type flavor. It wants to be an ale, but I’m not feeling it. I feel a bit of the scotch flavor in it. But only a bit.
NOTES: Honestly, this is not my favorite style (straight up ale, or scotch). This beer is ok, not awesome.
JStax (3779) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler pour shared at Natifest. Pours a clear copper with a white head of foam The aroma is bready and mildly hoppy. Medium body and medium carbonation.
rondphoto (2894) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to John @ Natifest / Cincinnati OH --- Medium amber, solid rim head, thin streaks of lace. Taste is sweet caramel malt that grows a little stronger in the palate, then adds light hops for solid balance in a lingering finish. A simple brew, but one that works well, particularly regarding the caramel malt.
phaleslu (7546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
64 oz. growler shared by John at Natifest - thanks again! A couple new CT breweries for me. Looks pretty light for the style, like the recent attempt at a Scottish ale by MadTree. Aroma of soap, tea, florals, toast, straw, and faint toasted sugar. Flavor of straw, toast, earth, and grains. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Drinks more like a blonde ale than a Scottish ale, based on my experience with the style. Just a straightforward, smooth-drinking ale without much going on.
DrSilverworm (8567) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste from a 64oz growler at Natifest. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Some fine particles suspended in the body. Some ropes of lace. Good smoke, some citrus, peat. Little chocolate. Good complex aroma for the ABV. Medium body. Smooth, kind of lightly soft, crisp, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Great, complex scottish. Very long impressive aftertaste. Good light smoke, coffee, chocolate aromas. Impressive stuff. Seeing some of the honey.
Jow (2708) - New York, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Draught 55. Pours murky reddish brown. Nose is sweet malt and red fruits. Tastes of sour berries, light cherry, metallic, barley and earthy. Odd aftertaste that is drying and artificial. Thin palate.
jredmond (6308) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at pony bar HK with Brendan. Pours a deep murky brown with light off white lacing. Aroma is sweet malt and sugar. Mouthfeel really brings the asshole out in this beer - notes of metal, sour fruit (in the worst way possible), spice and sweet malt. Some cloying alcohol too, for a 5% beer. Yea.