chinchill (4269) - 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 (1233) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, 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 (989) - 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 (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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 (2159) - 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.
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - OCT 19, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the brewery. Rather bland but pleasant. The color of a red-haired man’s beard. Small but attractive head. Smells great!
drfabulous (6572) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle shared, that probably came from Bruisin Ales. Dark amber with caramel and sugar. Very tasty and a top notch amber.
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle courtesy of Suttree. Fall 2009 on label. Pour is a slight hazed orange, copper and brown with a nicely formed 2 inch off white head. The head falls slowly and loosely with some lacing. Aroma of dusty grain malt with some cereal / caramel sweetness. Not much else, a bit faint. Taste is the sweet caramel and nutty malt followed by some of the dustiness of the nose, and not too much past that. Palate is thin, almost watery with low to medium carbonation. Finish is clean and brief. Overall a tad on the dull side, but constructed well enough and easy to drink. Thanks for sending this my way Phil.
decaturstevo (5781) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour with creamy white head and lace. Light caramel malt aroma with a bread chaser. Light caramel malt, toast, and a very light bitter. Just thin but very drinkable.
TURDFERGUSON (4045) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber shared by Dave. Thanks. Nose is caramel, light hops. Color is amber. Flavor is lightly hopped. A nice, clean amber. Nothing too special.