chinchill (1879) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 oz bottle coded 4016 served in a snifter.
Aroma: weird smell with off-odors, Unappealing.
Appearance: A medium-dark red-brown beer which pours with a tall, sudsy off-white head. Good retention and excellent lacing on the glass, but too much head to fit the whole bottle in my over-sized snifter. High clarity.
Taste: Light and medium roasted malt partially ruined by off-flavors.
Feel: medium-light body; medium carbonation.
O: Bad bottle? Qualtiy control issue? With no date on the bottle, and with the bottle purchased today, I’ll assume the worse. Partial drain pour.
Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish-amber color, completely still and clear, but with a gi-normous head of soapy foam. This is not a good drink ... buttery in mouthfeel and dominated by diacetyl up front, any malt-laden honey flavors only appearing in the background. (#5066, 6/23/2013)
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
From bottle. So much CO2 that first sniff in the glass almost makes you asphyxiate. Carbonic gaseousness, neutral fruit and light musty grain. Orange amber clear with off-white lacing head. Medium body with heavy carbonation. Medium sweet start with raw grain, honey. Carbonic bite. Dull sweet finish with mild bitter character. Wet fur after, watery sweetness.
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a thin tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of raw malt, toasted malts, caramel, honey. The taste is sweet malts, caramel and honey and fruity notes oddly reminiscent of Jolly Ranchers. Medium bodied.
rangerred (926) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Appearance is a medium brown with a slight chill haze. Thick one finger head that refuses to go away. Lacing is ok.
Smell is very malty with dark bread and honey.
Flavor is sweet from the get go but not overly so. Bready malts abound with the honey being very detectable along with some brown sugar. There are some very faint piney hops detectable at the finish with some mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is just a little thin.
Overall I really like this brew. The maltiness is quite nice and there is enough bitterness for balance. Will definitely be getting again.
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet corn and grain flavor with honey sweetness. Caramel malts and no hops. Watery sweet finish. Really weak overall.
NachlamSie (2766) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the Main Street Pub. This is certainly amber in color. The aroma is sort of sour with a honey syrup note and roasted malt. The honey in the flavor is appropriate, it never gets out of hand. Rough grain flavors and some toffee in the finish round out things. It’s alright. I finished one bottle without complaint, but another may get sweet.
SSSteve (3773) - - MAR 5, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a mourky reddish orange under a small beige head. Aroma of honey nut cherrios. Flavor a bit sweet with a little excess sugar and noticable honey notes and lite pear fruit. Medium body. Sweet.
fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pours amber color with off white head. Aroma is honey. Flavor is malt with some honey. Pretty boring. Its not that tasty. Funny thing is this is the first beer from this brewer that is probably carbonated just right. Too bad its not a good brew.
unclemattie (4189) - Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Honey Amber ale. 12oz bottle. Pours a clear, bright reddish amber. Thin white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and a bit of moss. Flavor is of floral honey. Light dough character. Finishes dry, from the touch of honey. Slight bitterness is very well balanced with the flavorful malt body. Light - Medium bodied. Lots of fun to drink.