gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not that high of expectations but i gave it a go. Good alcohol content and pretty drinkable for 7.4 but it was very malty and basic with a pretty bland flavor profile.
ROGUE (2156) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly. Aroma is faint with sweet malts, honey and some light piney hops. The taste starts with sweet caramel, honey and fruit. The malt character is a bit thin. The hops presence is mild but brings some balance towards the finish. Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation.
keepersj12 (3057) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent for the style. Pours a murky brown with a very thin head. The aroma is malty sweet with caramel and some biscuit. The flavor has the caramel sweetness but has a nice balance.
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deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- pours a clear rich red with an off white head that disappears very quickly. Virtually zero lacing. S- some wood, wood stain, grass, earth, vegetables, coffee grounds, malts. Faint lime juice. M- mild to medium body with medium carbonation and a sweet, tacky and slightly acidic palate. T- earthy and vegetal to start, followed by malts, lime juice. Ending is bitter and slightly tart with some mats, muddled citrus, rose hips, wood and grass. Some general "brown" throughout.
solidfunk (7219) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours red with ok head and lacing. Some barrel, some booze. Finishes sweet and bitter, wooden. Light palate, not a lot of integration here. On tap at Reservoir.
kramer (5770) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear brown body with a one finger frothy beige head that had decent retention. The nose is very dry and nutty with a bit of earthy huskiness and some caramel. The flavor is a little more on the sweeter side but there’s a nice nutty and burnt caramel base that gets rounded out a bit on the back end with a mild bitterness. Just a light hint at the alcohol content on the finish. Some lingering sticky malt sweetness. Medium bodied, a little clingy, with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty decent beer, not sure it has a whole lot in common with what I think are the classic examples of the Old Ale style, but whatever I suppose.
Minderbinder (3232) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 12 oz.
Pours dark brown with medium beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of fruits, grapes, malt, caramel/toffee. Taste is of malt, caramel, slight bitterness, some earthy notes. Alcohol. Hints of acidity. Palate: Medium body. On the sweet side (average balance). Overall: Not too bad. Bold alcohol-wise. Warming. Nice malt notes, but something is off (not very drinkable). Hops do not deliver. I would not go for 2 bottles of that stuff.
Jimsal27 (291) - New York, USA - AUG 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On Tap. Pours brown with tan head. Malty yeast aroma. Sweet malty taste. Not enough hop balance. Medicare brew.
BrewBoxer (2545) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the battle of the brews in Saratoga. Amber color with a sweet dark malty nutty flavor. Easy drinking. Very good
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furman82 (11) - New York, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The most flavorful offering from The Shed. For such a strong beer, it is very easy to drink with soft chocolate notes.