bnokk (16) - 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 (2955) - 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 (1897) - 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 (6335) - 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 (6278) - 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 (2084) - 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 (5295) - 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.
lag91 (55) - Milton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap: Dark amber/brown. Not much head to speak of. Flavor is unique kinda sour, sweet, with some roasty notes. Not off-putting just different
blipp (5974) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a thin off white head. Sweet toffee malts, bready and toasty notes, light earthy hops, and some diacetyl in the finish. Not that good.
ScipioA (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2014 Looks great, a light brown/orange with a big off-white head. Lots of dark suspended idkwtfs floating around. The aromas are sweet, vegetal, and a little bit roasted. Flavor follows the aroma here, but with a stronger roasted presence the addition of some faint honey. Sharp bitter aftertaste that surprises given how mild the beer is overall. The body of the beer is well balanced between thick and thin, feels a little over-carbed. I’m not an expert in the style, but this is a fairly tasty beer on its own merits.