LilBeerDoctor (3422) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Cincinnati location. Pours a clear amber with a thick white head. Aroma of caramel malt, floral and grassy hops. Flavor initially of bready and caramel malt with some bitterness in the finish. Malty amber, but it does have some hops too. Very drinkable!
DiarmaidBHK (3368) - 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.
bth122 (1226) - 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.
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Rock Bottom San Diego. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are nuts, caramel, fruits, malt and hops.
Chudwick (1981) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft listed as 5.7% abv - pours copper with white head. Floral nose. Flavor adds caramel. Sweet with piny bitterness. Light.
theisti (3182) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nonic pint draft at the Gordon Biersch in Leawood, Kansas. Pour is a mostly clear copper auburn, with a one inch tan head head. Head falls with nice lacing. The aroma is cereal sweet malt, a mildly dank hoppiness and some general grassiness. Nose is fresh and clean. The taste is pretty straightforward sweet malt grain, a touch of vanilla sweetness as well, and then thins out nicely with bright catty hoppiness. Palate is medium to thin bodied to start, thins out a bit towards the finish. Carbonation is active, coupled with the dry mineral finish this was quite easy to drink. This would be a good session option, though ABV is higher than I would have expected from the body.
jcos (1520) - Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location/Date:Part of a sampler, November 26th at Rock Bottom Bethesda.
Appearance: Pours a clear red.
Aroma: Aroma is malty, some light hop.
Taste:More malt dominated with medium hop.
Summary: A decent amber ale, I prefer mine a bit stronger with more hops, but still, solid.
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Rock Bottom Chicago. Clear amber/red - white head. Toasted. Knækbrød. Grassy. Fruity. Nice bitterness. Chocolate. Nutty. Wooden dryness.
anders37 (16390) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Rock Bottom San Jose, Campbell, CA. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney finish.
rondphoto (1805) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @ Rock Bottom / Cincinnati OH --- Clear medium red amber with a thick rim head, streaks of lace. Solid aroma of malt and hops. Taste opens with strong caramel malt infused with a little sweet apple. It grows noticeably through the palate, adding effervescence. Hops show up late, but only enough to bring things to a nice balance. A very drinkable beer, especially over a long evening.