Dogbrick (9625) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. This beer is a clear amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to a film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt and hops. Medium body with flavors of caramel malt, herbal hops and touches of fruit. The finish is sweet with a nutty and malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
kidmartinek (3835) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Multi hued copper with a huge, creamy white head. Light grain nose. Pale malt taste with a nice bitter backend complimented by flavors of toffee and toasted nuts. Smooth feel. Very sessionable.
ccex (1081) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery today. (The bartender said this was from their last remaining keg). Pours an almost clear reddish amber with a huge white head and some lacing. Aroma has floral hops, lemon, bready malts, and perhaps orange peel. Medium body and average carbonation. Taste is not as bitter as I had expected, but has the bready malts and a long clean finish. An easily drinkable, good but not great beer.
Tmoney99 (12050) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured clear dark amber hue with an average frothy off-white head that Mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate aroma of toasted dark malt. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Well balanced flavor of roasted dark malt a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a solid brew.
dinkle50 (1155) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Two finger head on top of a creamy red pour. Aroma is very light. Taste is mild and grainy. Bitter finish is nice. Very easy drinking and well crafted.
jmm635 (944) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color with a beige head. Sweet toffee malts and nice citrus hops. Medium bodied and quite drinkable. Finish is not too dry.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours gold with a white head. Aroma of toffee, light citrus. Slightly bitter, very easy to drink. Nice beer.
TheAlum (6373) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft on tap at the brewpub for the wedding of Mr. Nobled Squirrel (Chicago, IL). Congratulations, Brian! Pours a rich deep orange amber hue, mellow glow with a rich nitro driven head that cakes and laces well, sticks around bigger. Good deep orange glow overall is striking in the darker light, sunset fire and British Pub regal. Aromas are gentle lemon and florals, mellow biscuit. Touch of toast, gentle toffee. Bready malts, earthy hops offer a touch of spice. Kiss of orange peel and mellow lemon. Initial is lighter end, a touch of body though still light. Gentle earthy hops, touch of grass. Mellow bready and biscuity malts. Touches of mellow bread, grainy malts, touches of silky Nitro additoons slip in. Middle is a bit bland, bready and biscuity, touches of earthy and floral hops. Backend and finish is mellow and a bit sweet, silky, touches of dry and spicy earth hops were secondary. Gorgeous pour, a bit bland and sweet at times. Could use a touch more dryness. Meh. Odd Nitro choice in my opinion.
drewbeerme (3902) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro at Brian’s wedding, pours bright amber creamy white head. Nose sweet malty grain, Red fruit, flavors bright red fruit, sweet bread, toasted malt, nutty finish. Med body. Good stuff!
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste of the toasty, bready, and toffee-tinged English malts. Earthy hops provide a touch of flavor and some mild bitterness, but thankfully the astringent tea flavor is gone. It’s got that quintessential liquid bread vibe that English ales tend to have.