jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a thin white head and amber color. Aroma is faint medium malt-sweet. Taste is medium malt –sweet, secondary hops bite. OK carbonation.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
clear light amber, thin fine white head, nice lace, light malt aroma, big sweet carmel and butterscotch flavor, hint of bitterness
Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the source. Hazy amber color, small tan head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is caramel, raisins, toast.
Leighton (9619) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery taproom. Pours clear, amber-red with a mild, creamy tan head. The aroma holds butterscotch and bread, perhaps some caramel. Light to medium sweet flavor, a bit of butterscotch, maple syrup, bread. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Light sweet finish with lightly toasted brown bread, maple accents, creme caramel. So so.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2014
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap @ Olde Hickory. Pours a dark orange appearance with an off white head. Graham cracker, toasted aroma. Bit of cracker. Kind of spicy. Slight diacetyl and butterscotch in the mouth. Caramel and toffee. Moderately sweet. Pass.
Drake (7834) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle from Bestway in Greensboro, NC. Pours a hazy bronze color with a medium tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of nutty caramel malts with a hoppy finish. Taste is caramel, nuts, toasted malts, and light nondescript fruity notes. Medium bodied. Decent beer.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Olde Hickory. Pours a medium to light amber with a thin head. Aroma is nutty malts, some toffee a bit earthy with some slight cobwebby staleness and crackers- light herbs. Flavor is a bit crisper- light caramel malts, hint of toast and bread with grassy and lightly herbal hops, earthy in the end- decent bitterness and fairly clean. is a bit weak and watery.
Suttree (4866) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Reddish brown, Decent tan head. Faint, clean aroma. Overly thin bodied. Caramel flavor but not too sweet. Slightly vegetable crisp hop flavor. Abrupt finish, no aftertaste. Rather bland.
decaturstevo (4614) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with watery off white head. Aroma of light brown sugar, caramel, and paper. Light caramel taste with a nice earthy bitter finish. A bit thin and foamy. Pretty nice light bodied beer.
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours out a translucent, amber-red body with a frothy, ivory-hued head. Slight smatterings of lace on the way down.
Smell: Lightly toasty, bready, sweetish caramel notes, along with some spicy, herbaceous hop hints and an oh-so subtle baked apple fruitiness.
Taste: Toasty, modesty nutty maltiness with nice sweet component of lightly caramelized sugars. Light backdrop of soft fruitiness. Additional dash or two of brown sugar. Minimal hop presence yielding from slight leafy, herbal taste and a mild bitterness. A little bit of the bitterness follows you through to the clean, lightly effervescent finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation. Fairly smooth mouthfeel.
Drinkability: I enjoyed this one. Keenly drinkable -- it’s got just enough flavor, the right amount of hops to balance, a slender body, and a graciously low ABV. I cleared through the entire bomber in record time, by the time the Pinback song "Grey Machine" had finished, I was done.