probstblueribbon (3579) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 fl. oz. bottle via Lubiere, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Fairly deep copper, clear with a moderate tan head.
Aroma: Slightly funky and skunky nutty, tangy malts, some light berry fruitiness, a touch of medium-roasted coffee and a little brown sugar, somewhat earthy.
Palate: Medium-ish body, fairly soft carbonation.
Flav.: Sorta like the nose: earthy, musty, some restrained malts, a little nuttiness and some light berry fruits; fairly dry with a little bitterness and a touch of musty hops to finish.
puboflyons (2873) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 fl. oz. bottle with a date of March 28. I think that was the date it was brewed and I expect it was 2008. Pours a ruby red-amber tone with a beige head. Aroma of sweet malts and caramel or maybe honey. Medium mouthfeel. The taste is hoppier than the aroma. Also some malts. Overall a pretty decent brew.
Dacrza (775) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown, dense body wih a thin white head--solid for an amber... a nice balance of hops and malts, smooth and pleasant... slightly effervescent, quite drinkable--medium-bodied to the mouthfeel... nice malty sweetness with a sense of herbal fruitiness and a bit of caramel in the finish... a solid amber, versatile and consistent... I’d revisit this as a companion to nachos or pizza... can’t be too critical of this type tonight, although I see other reviewers have been more than that...
blklab2007 (2117) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle poured a red amber color with a thin off white head and a steady rush of carbonation. aroma has some caramel, dry hops, and malt. mouth feel is medium light with heavy carbonation. flavor has caramel malts with light dry hops and a touch of citrus and sweetness. thin but the flavor itself is pretty good overall. goes down easy, could see a few consumed on a hot day.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a reddish copper color with an off white head. Aroma, caramel, light citrus, toffee. Flavor, caramel, malty, toffee, bready, light fruits.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of Ty5592: Pours a brown-red with small white bubbly head. Aroma of toasted caramel malt, but very faint. Tastes strongly of malted straw and water; I kept sipping to try to find the hop bitterness but there wasn’t any. Disappointing finish.
dmac (5166) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from a variety 12 pack purchased at Spirits RB. Pours a deep clear red brown with a small bubbly off white head. Malt heavy aroma, caramel, slight chocolate, brown bread, slight touch of cinnamon. This one feels thin on the begining of the sip but as you swallow seems a little more average bodied on the back of your throat, average carbonation Flavor has a slight touch of sourness followed by caramel, toffee, malts and toast. I was expecting a total dud a la Star Wars episode I but got something actually palatable a la Star Wars episode III.
jason (1813) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Porters Pub. Nice deep red body with thin head. Aroma is caramel, malt. Flavor is caramel, toasted malt and light hops. Not bad at all and very drinkable.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber color with thin white head. Weak aroma with faint hints of malt and hops. Very watered down with subtle maltiness and a nice dry hoppy finish.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from dmac610. Pours dark red with no real head to speak of. Very strong malty aroma. Toffee. Some butterscotch notes. Very little hops. The flavor is very malty with a little bit of roast. Where are the hops? Medium body. Average carbonation. Dry malty finish. Very run of the mill. I tend to like the hoppier west coast versions.