dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep copper/brown, without much of a head. The aroma is very malty, with some citrus notes. Heavy, with a sweet malt and molasses flavor. A bit flat in the finish
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2009 Pours a murky brown with a very thin white head. Mouth is kind of flat, almost no carbonation. Flavor is complex and hard for me to describe. Very strong roasted malt, some juicy hops, and a little bitter chocolate. Interesting.
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - FEB 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste 2/9 bottle. Looks: Dark cloudy tea colored body with a thin tan head. Aroma: Sweet malt (almost syrup) with some yeast must in the background. Taste: Very malt heavy, a little hops coming through in the finish. Yeast and hops are in the background for the style.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at the Sharp Edge 02.06.09. Pours hazy caramel brown, off white head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, and alcohol. Flavor is dried fruit, caramel, honey, prunes. Thin body. Not very bitter.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber body with a quick diminishing off white head. Nose of fruity esters, apples, toffee, and hints of caramel. Taste is similar has a full body with a mild bitter finish. Floral accents and a hint of nuttiness.
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is spot on! It pours a dark ruddy/cloudy copper colour and has a finger and a half or so of head which disippates quickly. Fruity, Appley aroma...This beer is loaded with english Fuggles hops which marries nicely with caramelly, toffee flavored malts. I believe I can taste a hint of complex Maris Otter malts. This brewer knew what he was up to - this beer is extremely well balanced. Overall taste is wonderful in this medium bodied, low to moderately carbonated, smooth, creamy drinking beer. This beer would pair wonderfully with an array of fine foods - or just by itself
wyzzywyz22 (1881) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle Ale Cellar Darlington. Poured a darkish coppery colour with a very thin head. Aroma and flavour was very malt heavy stifling the hop presence. Sweet and lacking balance with something lurking in the flavour I found quite unappetising but cant quite put my finger on. Finish was dryish with some hop bitterness. Maybe my bottlewas on the turn. Disappointing.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear light brown pour with amber highlights and nearly no head. Aroma of light fruit, light toasted malt and a touch of hops and earthiness. Flavor starts out nice enough, including all of the elements from the aroma. But then I pick up a strange rubbery element that always comes through for me in this style. I don’t know why I continue to try them, since I obviously have something weird going on with my taste buds.
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light brown color, close to the color of apple cider and the fruity notes make the aroma reminiscent of it as well. Thin, off white head. Malty flavor of caramel with coffee and nuts hints in the aftertaste. A crisp beer that’s light but still manages to pack in some flavor.
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a light brown color with an off white head. Aroma was dried fruits and some caramel and biscuts. Flavor was actually alot fuller than I had expected, nice mleding of sweet malts and some hop bittering and biscut flavors.