brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a variety pack of bottles brought back by a friend who went home to VT for a visit - pours a deep amber with a thin white head and decent lacing. Very malty aroma with some spice and woody aromas. Taste is malty with some roastiness. Drinkable - wish I could say more.
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 22, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear reddish-brown with thin off-white head. Mild aroma with sweet caramel malt. Flavor is sweet with a hint of smokiness. Mouthfeel is thin and fizzy. Goes down well with bar food, but not something I’d want as a standalone for a beer tasting.
williamherbert (1486) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2009 Red with an orange tinge. Clear but tons of carbonation. Light layer of foam.
The smell is an earthy, bitter amber malt. The foundation of a smooth red but with a surprising hop addition. Excellent smell.
The taste is a heavy burnt malt dominating. The hops are but a spicy accent, although they get more woody with warmth. It finishes on the roasted bitter side. Charcoal/cigarette ash finish.
The feel is smooth but also bubbly. An average red ale with a little something extra.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Sweet malty with hints of oats and yes sadly paper. A bit of toasted malt and a light note of floral hops. Eh.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This looked great, has a nice name, but thats it. It falls short in every else. For a beer brewed with so many different kinds of hops, I could hardly taste them. Another poor showing from Rock Art.
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A smoky amber ale that pours dark cherry red with a medium head. Body is a little thin, but overall there is a nice blend of roasted, malty, grassy flavors to make this a decent drink.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale amber beer with a thin white head. Aroma is lighlty sweet and a little bit nutty. Sweet caramel malt and a touch of light woody/earthy hops. There is a light roasty almost sour aroma and flavour on the back. Meh... this is a really poor brew. Metallic bitterness and thin sour malts.
obxdude10 (2262) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This isn’t a bad amber ale, but it isn’t a great one, either. This beer pours a dark ruby red color with a small, tan head. Even though there isn’t much of a head on this beer, it does leave a generous lacing around the glass. The aroma is mostly of malt, with notes of caramel, brown sugar and a hint of flowery hops. The body is medium in strength and allows for easy drinking. The flavors are fairly balanced, with a nice mix of rich maltiness and bitter hops. The hops are especially noted toward the finish. There also seemed to be subtle hints of roasted coffee or chocolate in the body as well. The finish was a little bitter with some grassy notes. Like I mentioned at the start, this is a good amber ale, but not a great one. It’s drinkable and enjoyable, but I’m not sure I’d order another at a bar or pub.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - DEC 2, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2008 Bottle. Sweet malty aroma. Hazy brown amber body, off-white head. Mild floral and caramel flavor. Malty finish. Not
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of toasted malts, caramel, and bitter hops. Poured red with hints of deep orange, deep amber, and ruby in color, with a medium-sized, dense, tan head that diminished quickly but left a thin film. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Full of tiny particles. Lightly sweet flavor. Tastes of malts, toasting, and resinous hops. Medium body. Thin, watery, then chalky texture. Average carbonation. Malty, chalky, thin finish. Not very tasty. Very thin.