arminjewell (5588) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap, pour was brown with white head. Aroma has notes of roast, some earthy hops, touch of grain. Taste is pretty simple, but does the job with roast, hops, some earth and dark fruit, touch of roast. Not bad.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish copper brown with a fizzy white head. Skunky marajuna hops aroma. Sweet malty lemon and woody taste. Quite refreshing.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a bruin body with an off white head and faint retention. Malty body dark fruit tones raisins and a citrus sort of sweetness. A bit thin with very light carbonation. Light sweetness and a mild finish.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ The Front Door, Boise: Pours a light amber color with a light head. The nose is light and toasty with some light hops and some fragrant malt. Not quite as full and fresh as its predecessor but it’s an easy drinking beer. Partigyle is a bit dated, but it’s fun to taste the outcome on certain styles such as this. Unfortunately, they blew this one out of the water with the tumbler so there’s no need for this anymore.
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, light floral hops, citrus, wood, and light nuts. Taste of caramel, toffee, citrus, and light hops in the finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler at a CL release. Pours a deep copper red and a thin off white head. Aroma is spicy, woody, moderately sharp sweetness, rough harsh burnt malts and toffee, roast, green woody hops, light citrus and sweet. Flavor is sweet and hoppy trying to cover up some astringency from some burnt malts, astringent over-sparge and slight solvent, some apple and earth - eh- ok.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes. On tap at Churchkey.
Pours a moderate caramel brown. Almost looks woody. Nose is fairly light, but there are noticeable notes of leafy hops, leather, maple, and molasses. The taste certainly brings a lot of these elements, though they are certainly faint. The finish is dry and brings out a bit more. I wonder if this would have been better in cask.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-25-2010
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Capone’s: Faint aroma of malts and slight birch. Poured very deep orange/very deep amber/brown in color with a small, off-white head that diminished but lasted around the edges. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of light roasted malt, burnt malt, wood, and birch. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Roasted malt finish. Disappointing.
jredmond (4882) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at monks cafe. Pours a clear dark red body. Aroma is slight malt. Flavor is light, notes of bitter hop and sweet malt.
notalush (4586) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Falling Rock - a very dry, very hoppy brown ale, with some dry cocoa and roasted nuts - but mostly, the hops are the star of the show, and compliment a subtle woodiness - a touch of brown sugar sweetness, but for the most part, this is a very hoppy, dry, tasty session ale.