Doghair (189) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice caramel malty aroma. A little fruit. Big malty flavor with yeasty bread notes. Slightly sweet. Some hoppiness in the finish. A very nice beer. I enjoyed it.
jksipa (97) - NEWMARKET, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a deep slightly hazy amber with a one finger off white head that clings to the glass. Nose is honey and bread with a bit of fruit. Malt sweetness dominates with some raisin, caramel and some spice. A bit of nice hop bitterness but that is definitely not the focus here. Medium slick body with lively carbonation and a rather short balanced finish. Quite nice but the sweetness is a bit cloying for every day consumption.
Cousin_Larry (188) - - NOV 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one takes some getting used to but it improves with every sip. Starts with an orange and caramel flavor, finishes very clean but then blasts you with an intense Hoppy Aftertaste that quickly disappears.
ellolovey (402) - Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Medium amber pour with a off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, and bread. Nice malty sweetness balanced by hoppy bitterness. Nothing too exciting.
Jimsal27 (108) - New York, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Pours a caramel color with nice tan head. Aromas of malt, bread and caramel. Taste matches nose. nicely balanced with big sweet malt flavors. Very sessionable. Will drink again.
sudomorph (258) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Pours a crystal clear copper with a bubbly, one finger, khaki head that fades to nearly nothing fast.
Aroma is noticeable and malty. Big notes of caramel, bread, and a hint of fruityness, dark fruits, and German hops.
Taste is malt forward but balanced with a good amount of hops. Caramel with a touch of earthyness, rasin, and a hint of spice.
Medium body and carbonation. Smooth texture creates that is a touch thin creates a very drinkable brew.
Overall nice. Malty but balanced very well. Big bready caramel flavour that is smooth and drinkable. Would buy again when I’m in the mood. Cheers!
HbeerH (1) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my all-time favorite Oregon beers. Pours a dark amber hue with a nice collar of frothy white foam. Aromas of carmel malt, spicy orange and a light pine/floral tease the nostrils. Carmel, vanilla, honey flavors with a slight hoppy bite lead to a very balanced finish. Great mouth feel- sip after sip after...
allmyvinyl (968) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at The Cluny. Pours clear dark amber with a good white head. Aromas of honey and orange. Taste has a honeyed sweetness and lingering spicy orange bitterness. Medium bodied, creamy texture, long finish. Nice.
Jado (385) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 750 ml bottle. Pours a clear burnished bronze with a one finger white head and moderate carbonation. Aromas of caramel, raisins, citrus and a touch of pine. Taste starts out with rich malty caramel flavours before a restrained orange zest-like bitterness emerges in the mid-palate. This slips away leaving some residual sweetness at the end. Moderate bodied with a lingering orange aftertaste. Like it.
strattonspeaks (71) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours murky rust with average off-white head. Love the appearance. Nose is doughy malt with citrus undertones. Bready malt sweetness on the tongue with thick honey and fruit notes. Pleasantly sweet, but deserving of more bitterness. Smooth, nearly flat palate. Solid beer. Very drinkable.