jlynnehayes (3) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2013
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.
ARH (296) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap poured into a hefeweizen glass. The aroma is that of caramel and roasted nuts with a touch of bread and marmalade, and a hint of floral. It’s a rich, deep but clear, copper-orange body with a fluffy white head that retains well - a thick ring with near full surface coverage - and leaves a good webby lacing. The taste is a good balance of medium sweet and bitter. The texture is oily with a soft fuzzy carbonation. The medium body finishes with toasted nuts, grains and a floral touch. The aftertaste is roasted grains, citrus, and wood - which lingers for a moderate amount of time, but cleans up nicely.
hman43 (293) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
It is copper colored with a decent head that produces limited lacing. There is an aroma of roasted malts, spices, and faint earth. It has a taste of malt which is sweet with a bit hops on the tongue. It’s smooth enough on the way down. It’s fairly decent.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled on draft this beer poured an orange-caramel color with a large creamy tan head that left exceptional lacing. The aroma was bitter, woody, herbal, off and weird. The flavor was bitter, woody, herbal, off and weird - with something that reminded me of chinese brown sauce. Medium length finish. Medium body. Not good.
eRock_2013 (201) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a very unique and intriguing offering, more of a caramel amber lager appearance and aroma, but a hoppy and herbal(?) taste. Grassy and woody notes, with a malty base. Medium bodied. Clean finish with a faint almost piney (leafy?) aftertaste. Very different, can't say I enjoyed it overall, but interesting.
arventresca (561) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2014
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft, no real aroma. Taste ok, like a sideshow. Not my favorite brew I’ve ever had, but ok.
asheft (2476) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[on tap at CLT airport]
Creamy aroma of lightly toasted bread and faint noble hops. Clear, dark copper under a thin, persistent white sheet. Light coffee and sweet base malt flavour with some light toast and a mild bitterness that comes in late and hangs around a bit. Medium light body, moderate to medium carbonation, almost clean finish.
Leighton (10466) - 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.
TwoSipDip (8894) - 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 (144) - 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 (1789) - 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.