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.
cheap (4051) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hah! Got this from a friend at the Beer Store who poured it into a quart plastic milk bottle from a tap; drank soon after, heheh. Very big pour, more than a bomber. Not much carbonation on the tongue but I don’t hold any grudges due to the container. A mildly browner pale lager thing or the same color as many dark american lagers. Odd fruity wierd thing hiden behind some leathery notes of sorts.Interestingly roasty in its own way. Has an ’old’ feel to it. Very happy that I got a chance to taste this on tap. Perhaps noty as bitter as the IBUs indicate. Seems less than the staed 5.6+%. Quite a beer. Tastes better after the sewssion goes on.
keepersj12 (2688) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice. On tap at the High Street Grill in Mount holly NJ. Pours a very nice looking amber with a red tint. Small head laces the glass. The aroma is earthy with a nice malt sweetness. The taste is also earthy with the malt and sweet with a hint of caramel. Hops bring up the rear and leave a nice bitter after taste. Finishes dry.
Maverick34 (2244) - New York, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Poured amber with mild head. Taste was i guess a pretty plain sessionable ale.
zach8270 (3466) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Clear red color with a thin off-white head. Mild and malty aroma with a nice hint of caramel and very light hops. Slightly dry. Flavor is mild as well. Smooth caramel malts with a light touch of hop. Tastes nice, but it’s really nothing special.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Barcade: Deep rusty copper pour with a creamy tan head. Toasted barley aroma- biscuity with some carapils notes and a mild herbal hop hint. Fairly dry flavor and light body. Toasted barley notes with a hint if huskiness. Pretty clean. The Malts give off a biscuity dryness- they’re lean, but firm. The herbal hops on the back offer just a hint of balancing bitterness. A solid British-style session ale.
vtafro (3385) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2009
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap @ Blind Tiger. Red amber pour with white head. Umm i guess there was some trace of malt, but how do you rate a beer that has no aroma or flavor? Easy to drink.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft. Pours an amber body with an off whtie head. Thin simple malt bill, that’s rather devoid of flavor or aroma. Very lackluster and bland.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mini-growler from Half-Time. Pours a clear dark ruby brown with a medium tanned beige head that falls off quickly. Sweet and malty, touch of smoke, and a lot of caramel, toffee, butter, and biscuit.. Medium body, light smoky malt. Finishes with a bit more sweetness, and a touch of bitterness. Pretty tasty actually.
swoopjones (5887) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at Coles, Buffalo NY. Amber pour. Malty aroma, biscuity, toasty, more of a British styled amber. Pretty well balanced. decent