DrnkMcDermott (2717) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at RB Yorktown. A bit hazy in a red body. The smell is a little generic and hard to define, I guess that’s what is meant by "balanced." But there’s a good, thick caramel malt taste, featured predominately over some peppery hop notes.
tmoreau (1919) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2011 On tap at the Warrenville brewpub, and sampled with a fairly clear, reddish amber hue, and modest, off white head foam, with dots and dashes of lacing. The nose was light, citrusy hop, fruit sweetness, and some smooth caramel malt. The flavor was lightly sweet, good carbonation, moderate hop bitterness, and Davin’s trademark dryness at the finish. (Looking forward to Lake M. water?) Special of the day and Mug Club served at Yorktown, Lombard, IL.. Overly floral as lavender in the aroma and flavor, with moderate but very lingering hop bitterness and dryness.
bth122 (1032) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft chicago, poured a clear copper color. Malty aroma, caramel. Taste was lite sweetness, lite bitterness, ave carbonation. Caramel and bread in the taste with a decent hip finish. Smooth.
Ratman197 (8491) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Rock Bottom Westminster poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, light earthiness and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel and light earthiness with a smooth finish.
cbfobes (1942) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Milwaukee location, pours a clear copper with athin head and no lacing, there is some sweetness in the aroma but the flavor seemed to be a little off on this one, it had a good amount of metal in the finish, not for me.
adnielsen (7581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap @ Walnut. Dark burnt orange appearance with an ivory head. Kind of a dull aroma- light, earthy hops and caramel malts. A touch earthy hoppy flavor but pretty dull, watery amber ale.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rock Bottom at King of Prussia, PA. Pours a nice, rich caramel brown with a fairly big malty smell. Nice roasted caramel on the tongue without being cloying. Definitely a dry, almost astringent finish. My favorite of the Rock Bottom beers, goes nicely with the Jambalaya.