jb (2300) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent fall-like auburn color, but flat looking and no retention or lacing. Very malty nose, not much else. Palate was more of the same but not too sweet, decent session ale. On tap at MacGregors.
scarletfire65 (982) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted at NYC Craft Beer Festival. Tastes and smells of caramel malt. Grainy mouthfeel. Slight hop finish gives it a bit of crispness and makes it sessionable.
callmemickey (3030) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Dark amber body. Medium white head. Decent retention and lacing.
S: Lighlty malty, some earthy/floral hops in the background.
D: A malty irish red... Balanced by some earth/floral hops. No perceptible alcohol...
M: Smooth medium body. Crisp finish.
O: A decent session beer.. nothing more.
cpetrone84 (1537) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish copper with slightly yellowish white head. The nose has a strong malt presence initially, light notes of smoke with some oily piney hops behind. The flavor is caramel and crystal malts with notes of smoked meats. Hop presence in back, oily and piney hops with a lighter body, soft palate, aggressive and lively carbonation.
anders37 (17537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a clear reddish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty and slightly earthy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity slightly roasted malty caramel finish.
Beerman6686 (4704) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This poured a clear medium red color with an off white head. Aroma was lots of buttterscotch and diacetyl and light biscut. Flavor is straigh butterscotch sweetness and light toasted malt. Not Good.
Leafs93 (1752) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep ruby with brown head. Aroma is biscuity, caramel and some raostyness. Taste was sweet with some smoke, finishes with light bitters.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap at brewpub. dark amber, thin white ring. Nose has dusty malt, lightest pine amid an earthy butterscotch. Flavor similar, bit of dough and cardboard through citrus-heavy finish.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear red/ruby small white head, not very lively... light easy drinking, malty, not very lively, very lightly toasty, not a ton of flavor, a little bland... true to style...
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler pours reddish brown with khaki head. Aromas of malts and some hop resin. Flavor is smooth slightly bitter and it finishes clean. Body is medium and smooth