Bulk_Carrier (3628) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rcvd in a trade; bottom of the can stamped: "Best before 27Mar2014"; The appearance is a hazy golden amber colored body with a slim one finger white foamy head that dies within about a minute; some adequate foamy lacing that tries to cling but ends up sliding into the body; the aroma mainly bitter, now is that hops or is that just plain bitterness for the most part, to me at least its just coming across as plain bitterness, not really getting much hops for the most part; I will say this, some caramel malts do come out as it warms; the taste is mainly bitter again, and those caramel malts do try to make a presence, but end up making a sly subtlety to help balance it just a tad; bitter dry aftertaste and finish; on the palate, well, its a sort of between the light to medium and it comes across super dry in the mouth and tongue; overall, hey, not a bad American Amber/Red Ale that wants to be an Imperial Red Ale, however, there’s a part of me that wants to pour this into a beef stew, personallly, I think it would be absolutely exceptional in a beef stew
DocLock (9857) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Capone’s. Pours hazy brown with tan head. Nose was hops, citrus, some X-mas spice and caramel malt, Tastes hoppy, with some spice notes, citrus, breadiness, and a fairly complex finish. Decent.
Ron (3549) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a hazy, barely translucent golden with a thick and good head. Aroma is quite hoppy with some caramel and malt in there. Flavor is resiny and hoppy, more like an IPA, with malty and caramel underpinnings. Texture is malty, smooth and lively.
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours medium amber with a small white head. Watch out for the chunks on the bottom. Aromas of caramel, piney hops, and a touch of alcohol. Nice balanced drinking here. Citrusy and piney hops throughout, matched with Carmel malts. Bubbly carbonation clean the finish up and make this a sure winner. Yum
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I forgot to review this yesterday 1/5/14. On tap Molly Maguires. Poured amber with white head. Aroma of caramel, malts, hop resins, sticky. Taste is wintery and warm, hence the name, a little sticky, no spices, just malty with some grapefruit bitter notes. The mouthfeel is a little sticky and balanced between malt and hops. Good beer
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Clocking New Year. Pours orange amber with white head. Nose and taste of hops, resin, caramel malt and light grapefruit peel. Medium body. Good balance.
matthewjk (1057) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sorry 6pt, this seasonal feel really short for me: too bitter; not balanced; full on sediment, which is a personal pet peeve of mine. Looks like I’m going against the grain on this one.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Grapejuice. Medium pour with a big white head. Aroma is sappy, citrus, and grain. Taste is alcohol, grain, light fruit, and a nice finish.
S_Side_Smitty (702) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper with a medium off white head. Aroma is very light caramel and spices. Flavors are subtle in this one. Mild syrup initially, followed by hoppy bitterness and a faint grainy malt/bitter finish.
salvaticas (571) - - JAN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours a lively slightly clear amber. Excellent bite. Nice and fizzy with a bitter finish. Good flavor. Pleasantly surprised.