Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. The nose is very caramel with a slightly fruity undertone. It pours a deep amber color with a small, foamy, light tan head that settles down to a thin sheet quickly. The flavor is a little buttery with a good bit of caramel, a slight British tang, and a nondescript back bitterness. Not terrible, just not as good as the Jubelale I just had. Light to medium body with average carbonation leading to a medium, darker caramel finish. Again, not bad. Probably one of the better Shipyard brews I’ve had.
sailracer (430) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Pours a deep, clear brown. Like all Shipyard beers, this one had too much hop flavor for me that covered up the malt.
guzzler67 (1559) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany appearance with a fairly large tan head and decent lacing. Malty aroma of molassas and dark fruit. Earthy, sweet, toffeeish malt taste with a hint of bittersweet chocolate up front and floral, spicy hops providing the balance in the aftertaste. Medium to full bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel with a long lasting finish.
brenn79 (1705) - Idaho, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours deep reddish amber with a nice 2 finger head and decent lacework, aroma is amber malt and caramel malt. The flavor is caramel malt, but also has amber malt that I don’t care for. The body is medium high, carbonation is medium. Overall a decent winter warmer.
anderson01 (232) - Idaho, USA - MAR 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong floral nose that follows up with caramel, kettlecorn, and butterscotch aromas. Burgundy in color. Okay head at the beginning, but decipates rather quickly. For some reason the lacing seems to hold its own. There is a hint of spice. Starts bitter and ends sweet. Overall it is an alright beer.
JFGrind (1906) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany medium bodied English Strong Ale with malt nose. Better than expected ale, less than perfect but decent brew nonethless.
poisoneddwarf (1931) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into English pint. Pours a deep clear copper with a medium white collapsing head. Leaves a collar and blanket of foam. Aroma is caramel, nutmeg, clove. Taste is bittersweet and faintly sour. Has an alcoholic bite. Medium-high carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Decent.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Cavie – thanks! Pours clear mahogany with a 2 finger beige head that left nice lacing. The nose is spice, toffee and candy. The taste is caramel, roasted nuts, spice and a tangy finish that I can’t place. Medium mouthfeel. OK brew.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep amber with a thick creamy head and lasting lace. The aroma is mellow with some caramel malt and a little roast and spicy hops in the backround. Very nicely balanced, with sweet malts on the forefront, finishing with a piney hop bite, and a little extra spiciness throughout. Medium bodied and dry.
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours ruby brown with off-white head and foamy lacing. Floral and cereal notes. Well balanced taste with a nutty aftertaste.