decaturstevo (5784) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Copper pour with fluffy white head. Aroma is caramel malt and spiciness. Flavor is a touch sour and funky. Two years old at least. Doesn’t adequate well at all.
johnnnniee (3793) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Bert’s
Slightly hazy golden amber color with a decent sized long lasting off white head. Rich caramel notes with plenty of apple-y berry fruitiness. Sweet, kind of thin, a bit bubbly, not horrible, but probably not something I’d seek out again.
mansquito (5341) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the source: pours copper with a white head. Aroma is caramel and bread. Taste has a nice bitterness to it bit is mostlynice and sweet. Noce finish not too bad of a beer. I like it.
tekstr1der (373) - 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 (9007) - 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 (465) - Lee, Massachusetts, 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 (5219) - 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 (4059) - 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 (9384) - 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.