ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, mahogany body with a scant, bubbly white head.
Smell: Toasted caramel maltiness with a scent of raisins soaked overnight in cooking sherry.
Taste: Flavors of caramel and toast with a full, sugary sweetness. The fruit and the sherry from aroma are present, but are at diminished levels for the taste. Slight graininess throughout. Light floral hoppiness with an equally light bitterness. Sweet, grainy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Not a bad lil’ beer at all! Simple, but tasty.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice amber color with a slight tan head. Aroma is caramel, toast, and some earthy hops. Flavor is caramel, toast, toffee, and a earthy bitter finish.
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1/30/2008: Sand Creek English Style Special Ale pours a hazy golden chesnut brown color with a foamy dark ivory head that bubbles away somewhat quickly. The aroma and flavor contain toasted caramel, butter toffee, and touches of roastiness and maple syrup. Overall the flavor is slightly sweet, but there is also a tinge of hoppy bitterness in the finish that keeps this beer balanced. This medium-bodied brew has a moderate level of carbonation and is quite smooth. This beer has enough going on it it to keep it interesting. I like the "roasty-toasty flavor" and the maltiness. This is a good beer.
12 fl. oz. bottle from illinismitty. Thanks Sean! Rating #68 for this beer...
Grinder (6) - Columbus, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2007 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pure amber, retaining tan head; bready and toasted malt aroma. Sweet, astringent hops coupled with a more sweet malty based overtone. Medium bodied, yet a bit young in flavorings; sweet nuts and toffee, some caramel to be noted.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really enjoyed this beer. Nice hop character with plenty of malt flavor in the aftertaste. I might even buy this one again.
performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Got this on a trade from Bockyhorsey. Hazy. Pretty fricking good. Good flavor and bitter on the end.
Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle from Warehouse Liquors in Duluth, MN. Pours a clear dark amber brew with a fast dissolving beige head that leaves behind a thin film top and a very thin white ring. Aroma of caramel malt, some flowery hops, apples, and dried fruit. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with flavors of a slight sour caramel and apple character. Finish is slightly dry, with a mild biscuity aftertaste.
RSRIZZO (1846) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this beer on 6/7/2007. Aroma is a mild roasted malt scent. Color is a deep amber with nice carbonation and head. Taste is rich and caramely. Starting with a medium body it goes down crisp. Finish is a caramely roasted malt flavor with a nice bitterness on the end. After a few sips there seems to be a very mild sour feel in the very end. Overall I rate it as a GOOD, nice drinking beer that seems well rounded.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear copper color. Head was thick and light tan with decent retention. Some lace was left behind on the glass. Aroma was of brown sugar and husky grain. Delicately sweet on the tongue with lightly toasted malt and malty brown sugar flavors. There was also some pleasant flowery hop flavor. Not a bad amber.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A medium / dark clean amber with a small light tan head. Nice looking pour. Aroma is ripened fruits, malts and caramel. Flavor is sort of thin. Metallic malts, light spice and fruits. Pretty decent.