j12601 (9581) - 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 (7020) - 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
blipp (8275) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 10, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. The aroma is malty, toasty and a bit earthy. The flavor is fairly well balanced with toasty and sweet malts and a moderate amount of earthy hop bitterness. Decent.
Capa (2778) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red with a big ol’ head on this one. Citrus fruits, light pine, fresh, with light malts. Flavor is similar. Thin and bubbly body. Thought this one was sort of bland, not bad, though.
beastiefan2k (3597) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oh no love for this well made brew, Tap @ Blind Tiger. Malty and earthy aroma, very authentic Irish Ale representation. Then finishes with a touch of burnt sweetness. Taste is dry and earthy with light soil bitterness. I was very surprised by how well this came out and would drink it again for sure.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Boat House in Conshohocken, my old stomping grouds. Clear amber red color with small tight off white head. Aroma was really just malt. Flavors of light malt, nutzs, and caramel. Flavors the same. Fizzy pop rock finish. Why?? Decent, but not great.
blankboy (7278) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Pizza Plant, Williamsville, N.Y. Pours a hazy orange-copper with an average size lasting creamy off-white head. Mild aroma has a very slight sour tinge to it along with caramel malt, fruit and very light hops. Flavour, also mild, of caramel malt, light nuttiness and light hops. Average bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Overly weak and somewhat dull, it’s just O.K.
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. At Pizza Plant (Walker) in Williamsville. The fist pint was brutally sour, obviously there hadn’t been a pint pulled for quite a while - the rating is for the second pint. Deep clear copper with a solid, long-lasting creamy beige head. Dry, grainy-malty aroma, tart and yeasty. The taste was a little malt-deprived, and it wasn’t even that hoppy - mostly like a bitter iced herbal black tea with extra lemon, a bit of bottle metal, which was pretty odd. I have to admit the mouthfeel was dead on for cask - soft, gently astringent, not much carbonation, smooth - but weak bodied and a tad acidic for all that. Overall needs more malt body and a little less lemony sourness.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Mr.Goodbar
Appearance: Copper red brew with creamy midlle top. Good lace shown. 4-.
Nose : Caramel / hop aroma with pleasant sweetness of brown sugar.
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied brew. Caramel hop profile is found in flavour set as well. Frontal hop with some of earthiness/ nothing super complex but it does its job quiet neat drinkable ale.
Funknmilla (738) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap at Phoenxiville location....Light copper, a small off-white head...smells like sour yeast and that "ordinary beer smell"...very light malt flavor combined with sour yeast...mid-palate is a little bitter...pretty ordinary...body is ok nice effervescence...lacing is dotted lightly, drinkable, but still very ordinary