Braudog (5376) - Hampton, 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 (521) - 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 (3659) - 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 canít 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.
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a dark amber, relatively clear, nice thick off white head. Smell was bready, sweet and yeasty. Not very enjoyable as it was pretty bland and overcarbonated. Maybe the combo of dark and light malts and didnít do it for me.
MattShizzle (524) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - from sampler pack. Dark copper color. Pretty good. Tastes/looks more like a brown ale than a red or amber.
jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This pours a deep amber with a small off-white head. Weak aroma of roasted grains and malt. Flavor is a nice balance of malt and hops, with moderate carbonation. Despite the low ratings here, I enjoyed this one.
rocbyter (1831) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - APR 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderate malt aroma with hints of fruits and coffee. Amber color and fizzy. Small antique white head. Sweet malty taste that thins out nicely on the palate to a smooth finish.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 14, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear redish brown with a very minimal head. Has a sweet malty flavor with a little toffee. An O.K beer but nothing to write home about.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the Grey Lodge in Philadelphia. Nothing really exciting here. Had a little bit of a malt bite. Slight dry aftertaste.