jhliesen (692) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle--pours a bright, boxcar red with a medium and good lacing. Aroma was light on the nose and mostly medium, roasted malts. Taste was metallic until the brew warmed and then some toffee was noted. A slight touch of bitterness on the finish. I was disappointed, I remember it better before. Appalachian Vinter.
unclemattie (3998) - Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Pisgah. Amber color. Aroma of amaretto, toasted almonds, caramel malts. Flavor of toasted grains. SESSION BEER!!! I love it. (3905)
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle via NC trade. Thanks, John! Pours a clear amber on the lighter end of the spectrum with a small off-white head. A later pour was cloudy from sediment in the bottom. The aroma is earthy, leafy, toasty, and nutty; good balance. The flavor brings the same four primary characteristics. Hops are present, very leafy and earthy, with some toasty and amber malts. Light-bodied, with a clean, earthy mouthfeel that finishes toasty and has moderate carbonation. Really nicely done.
icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown with lacy white head. Earthy aroma. Light body, dry finish. Not bitter, not sweet, ends up being a nice palate cleanser. Based on the ratings I had low expectations, but this is quite nice, and very unique.
Cybercat (2913) - Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Comes out of the tap a transparent mahogany with a thick, fine-bubbled light tan head. Strong, malty aroma has fruity and subtle hoppy undertones. Satisfying malty flavor has hints of caramel and cloves. Texture is fairly fizzy, if thin. If not outstanding, still worth ordering a crater.
chinchill (1264) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Consumed at the May 2011 LEAF Festival, about 1 mile from the brewery.
A dark, slightly hazy amber color with a small head that had very good retention. It smelled mainly of lightly toasted malt. Has a rich toasted malt flavor with a nice touch of hops. Crisp with excellent (moderate) carbonation. A medium bodied and smooth ale.
O- An excellent amber ale, with more hop balance and less caramel malt sweetness than average.
HighlanderOne (952) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at olive or twist in Asheville. Caramel malt aroma. Clear dark amber with lacing. Caramel, butterscotch, roasted malt flavors, just barely some hops and smoke. Easy drinkability. Clean fresh feel. Not bad.
rangerred (841) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle with no freshness date into a pint glass.
Pours a clear dark amber with a tiny head that quickly fades.
A slightly toasty caramel aroma is apparent but not much of anything in the way of hops. Pretty underwhelming.
Some toasted caramel is present on the taste transitioning into a little bit of toffee. A quick touch of earthy hops is followed by a light bitterness lingering through the finish.
Overall I am really not impressed by this beer. Everything about it screams "average" which is somewhat unusual for this brewery. I was really expecting more.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Clear amber color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of white pepper and hay. Taste is bitter straw and cardboard.
bubbleflubber (1700) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazed burnt umber into the glass, with a fully diminished head that leaves trace lace. Nice dank basement aromas with some doughy notes and grains in there. Some pale malts and medium bitters in the mouth. Underwhelming in the complexity department. The mouthfeel is light with a grainy finish. Ok for the rate, I guess.