scarletfire65 (904) - 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 (2469) - 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 (1271) - 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 (16245) - 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 (4167) - 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 (1640) - Dunmore, 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 (3220) - 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 (1406) - 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
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at St. Stephens on Green.
Pours a dark coppery/ruby color with dark golden amber edges when held to a light and a half finger off-white head that quickly fades into a lasting ring. Not much n the way of lacing.
Spicy, toasted malt aroma with lots of toasted sweet malt and peppery spice. Hints of rye, caramel and toffee with slight dark fruit, especially dark cherry. Subtle earthy hops but the nose is dominated the spice and sweet malt.
Medium bodied with lots of tight carbonation up front and an overpowering peppery spice character. It’s a bit abrasive and really takes away from the subtle hops and sweet malt character, lingering into a long dry finish. Sweet slightly toasted malt flavor mid-palate with hints of rye, caramel, biscuit and toffee. This creates a bit of balance but overall the dominant spiciness makes this beer very unpleasant and tough to drink.