Leighton (9638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Olde Mecklenburg - Charlotte. Pours clear gold with a creamy, white head. The nose has a bit of toasted caramel, rich bread, and leaves. Light to medium sweet flavor with toasty bread, dry toffee, light leafy bitterness, mile earth. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Moderate sweetness to finish with further toasted sugars, toasted bread, light toffee, honey. Very tasty.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ OMB. Pours a copper orange appearance with an off white head. Tons of toast and cracker. Herbal and caramel. A touch sweet flavor. Nutty. Caramel and toast in the mouth. Some residual sweetness and a hint of fruits. Decent.
firemarshal (104) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at 201 Central - Wesley Chapel, NC. Dark amber color. Aroma of smoke, caramel and nuts. Taste was metallic, salty, yeast. Full body, thick feel, flat.
Jesterdeal (1580) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at the sausage party. Aroma is bitter lager with almost a metallic quality. Pours copper with a small good looking head. Taste is bitter yeast, corn, and stale biscuit. Tastes like a really good amber lager, not an altbier. Good stuff.
jlynnehayes (3) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark Amber color, good carbonation. Light mouthfeel, great roasted malt aftertaste. Nice beer.
jcnielsen (1643) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 On tap at Charlotte Airport. Pours a copper color with white head. Malty nuttiness in the aroma. Malty, sweet, german malt flavors. Drinkable.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
As advertised, a lovely copper body, with an okay head that quickly fades. those nose speaks to German hops, and somewhat stale hops at that. The flavor similarly is of European hops. Medium-bodied, stale flavor, and with a lightly tannic finish. Pretty boring stuff.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of earth, mustiness, caramel, and bread. Flavor of cardboard, grain, earth, caramel, biscuit, and minerals with a dry finish.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Backlog from Nov 2012. Amber in the glass with an off-white head that left some lasting. Subdue malt aroma. The flavor found toasted malt and nut with a citrus aftertaste. Light to medium body and a roasted aftertaste.
jsmerig (1101) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On Tap at McCormick and Shmicks Downtown Charlotte. Pours a light reddish brown with decent lacing. Smooth with a bit more hoppiness than expected. Not as good as Otter Creek, but definitely worth the try.