MaBeer1972 (1266) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Julio’s. Pours out a deep sandy copper color, with a thick light tan head. Aroma of sweet pepper and burnt rubber. Flavor is complex. Dark plums, more burnt rubber, some cinnamon, wood, earth and yeast. Medium to heavy body, but very smooth overall. I suspect I have a young bottle, and I’d love to get another and hide it in my basement for a while.
italianjohn (2288) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale copper orange pour, thin off white head ... aroma of grainy, cereal and sweet malts, candi sugar and lightly oaky .... taste is sweet and grainy malts, little dry oak with just a hint of floral/grassy hops ... pretty disappointing, but then again it is used with french malts/hops ... definitely a beer to be aged
Nickls (1812) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Fluffy and creamy off-white head on a murky amber orange. Slight cidery apples, spice, light hay, and nutmeg in the aroma. White grapes, light fruits, nutmeg, bit of earth, and some grassiness. Lighter soft creamy body.
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craftycarl21 (2208) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey’s event at Handi Hour at the Renwick Gallery. Rich orange brown pour with a vivacious frothy off-white head. Nose and flavor are marked by sweet caramel, touches of apricot and molasses, grain and bread, and nice subtle wood presence. A touch sweet for my taste, but definitely tasty.
Jesterdeal (1808) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of yeast, crisp apple, and a nice malt. Pours deep amber with heavy carbonation and a medium head. Taste is light and bready. Yeast forward and light in the mouth. Very pleasant and easy to drink.
BrewBoxer (1884) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep amber color. Thick nice foamy head with a sweet sugary smell. Tastes of bread, yearst and dough. Very sweet and syrupy for this style.. Its ok, but not my favorite...maybe better with age
thornecb (4308) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber into a tulip. Off-white head with good retention recedes leaving scant trailing sheets. Sweet caramel and oak aromas. Sweet with caramel, bread and oak. Dry, lasting woody hop finish. Perhaps some age will help, but it’s a little sweet, so