polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of cereal malts, caramel and toast. Deep brown hue with a small off-white head that mostly diminished and left little lace. Flavor is medium sweet. Palate is light/medium bodied and watery average. Overall a decent brown with an ok caramel malt character that was enjoyable to drink.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours a copper with a white head. Tastes smells of caramel, bread, not bad at all a bit sweet but I like that better then lots of hops.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Has medium strong carbonation in a red brown pour block like head aromas vanilla caramel honey toffee hint grain note flavours some wheat not impressive the taste a biiter sour taste malts are not good in flavour at the finish watery aftertaste btter sourness a brown to forget
ALLOVATE (2816) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sad to see this one go down the marketting/declining sales proverbial tube as it was an innovator of it’s time!
Fiery orange copper in the glass, radiant and dazzling with an intermittent and fine bead. Houdini disappearing head leaves nothing more than a beige film on the surface. Earthy, dusty and just a little vinous is the pronouncedly malty, mud and fruit cake nose. Woody, peaty and earthy in the mouth. Roasted and raw nuts shine through in abundance. A bitter herbal backdrop gives it and edge on the swallow before a dry nutty and woody swallow that fades quickly. Very light, almost watery in feel, the carbonation is a little biting and gassy for my liking. Promising appearance and aroma overrun by an overattenuated beer that fails to delight. Still, goes down wickedly!! (12fl.oz, no date stamp, Cellarbrations, Carlisle)
seymour (1829) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transferred from old tasting notebook: Poured from bottle into standard pub pint. Great hoppy aromas, way more than Newcastle. Nice malty, caramelly, nutty, slightly roasty flavors. Light-medium body and fruity ale yeast esters, but heightened hops gives a drier than expected finish. Good stuff.
Cunningham (6461) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2012 From an old notebook. My favourite beer while staying in San Fransisco. Bottle. Reddish colour with a tan head.Caramel and raisin nose. Medium malty flavour with some fresh hops.
ContemplateBeer (1918) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2011 Aroma of caramel/ molasses/ light resin hops. Appearance is red/ brown with bone head. Flavor was mostly sweet and slightly toasty malts with slight hop finish. Palate is bubbly. Nothing really excited; still it is very drinkable and a good everyday sorta beer.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 10, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Rating #823. Clear dark reddish/brown color with a light tan head. Malty and a little sweet and a bit of toastiness. Flavor is a bit off, picking up some butter, I think the bottle might be a little old, too bad. (1933)
Bif (1888) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle- Pours an amber color with a tan head that fades slowly with good lacing. Aroma is sweet and a bit nutty. There is some caramel and fresh grain in the background. Initial sweetness of caramel and some dark fruit. A fairly clen finish with a lingering sweetness. Medium body, smooth and creamy. Nice balance but a bit too sweet. Smooth and goes down easy. Hard to drink more than one due to the sweetness.
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It took a while to get into the brown ales but it finally ‘grew’ on me and this is a nice beer to have on those fall days beside a roaring fire. It’s reddish, copper color sports an off-white foamy head which settles down much more quickly than I would like. It has a nice caramel aroma with a creamy, smooth body with a faint grainy finish. I enjoyed it for a couple of beers but anything more than that and the flavor really begins to decline.