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.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear but dark brown. No head really. Strong caramel and malt on the nose with a minor leaf tone barely hitting you.. Flavor is unbalanced. Way too much of a tang to it. Almost like some kind of citrus juice mixed in there. A bit of an odd liquid feel. Low carbonation. This is one to pass on. Lacks balance. Too tangy. Not really worth trying.
mansquito (5208) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really red color, with a slightly not white head, but mostly white. Malty smell, like an Irish Ale mostly. A little bit of roasted coffee, a bunch of malts, not really a lot of flavor. Rock Art doesn’t really make that good beers.
jimhilt (2552) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a light tan, one-finger head that goes quickly to a ring and leaves a little lace. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Deep mahogany color. Nose is almost roasted malts. Flavor is hoppy/roasted coffee with hints of caramel. $1.75 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.
argo0 (13077) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle) Small but creamy beige head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, berry, some chocolate, caramel, orange. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, bread, floral, some berry, light earthy. Watery light-medium body.
BREWMUSKCLES (2548) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
NICE LOOKING RED AMBER THAT IS DARK AS CHERRIES. also keeps a slight beige head. good aroma and a nice body with an interesting bitter flavor of hops wood and quality malt. this beer may or may not work well with a slight uptake on the flavor volume. this beer has a good body quality carbonation and is mildly fruity. a tough beer to rate as it is between average and good.
Braudog (6312) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle -- Poured deep, woody and red with a big creamy-foam head. The aroma hints at chocolate and coffee, interestingly. Indeed this drinks like a firm Irish red, full of flavors like coffee and chocolate, with a sweet finish. If this had a little more body, it would be much better. Perfect side for an Irish stew or some bangers and mash. (#3113, 9/30/2007)
McGarnigle (614) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a longneck bottled in June. Pours saddle brown with ephemeral head. Smells malty with a bit of caramel. I like the body: medium with a fair amount of carbonation. Slightly roasted malt flavor and slightly sweet. Only a hint of hoppiness. This is very easy to drink, but otherwise a pedestrian ale.
cheap (5261) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz brown bottle courtesy of jjpm74, thanks dude! In the description, the nick name for this beer is Super Glide. As the owner of a super glide I am intrigued. Pop the lid and you get a whiff of berries, that fades into a yeasty beery aroma. Color is darker brown with light orange hints and tinge. The initial flavor is good beer impact. With the first taste I wanted to say it was hoppy, but it is not. A complex evolution of flavors takes place with this brew. Has a roastyness to it like no other. Impressive yet not overwhelming. Though I can’t definitely say it is fruit, there is some interesting, quite different appeal to this. An earthy friendship abounds. After a while, a light building to medium, bitterness begins to appear on the back of the palate. I think while I drink this I get the feeling that the winds of Kokopelli are blowing thru my hair while I ride my Harley around the northeast US. Finish is a rather distant relationship with some sassiness. Mild to medium malty lingering bitterness is noticeable for a few moments after the last swallow. Thanks John, this was quite an experience. An amber ale almost as mild as Grolsch Amber Ale and much better than the oppressive bitterness of Mendocino Red Tail Ale
Blackbarrel (116) - new york, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I liked the yeast and hints of gingery sweetness. I thought it well balanced, if a little under stated.