bigtourist (36) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark red, thin foam. Flavor a little too strong and don’t like aftertaste, a bit of a watery finish
Travlr (15204) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Black Squirrel. Clear deep golden amber, thick tan head. Floral malty arima. Taste of malty toast.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Beer Run, 8/18/14. Pours a clear red with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, dark fruits, earthy hops. The taste is toffee, caramel, earthy hops, dark fruits. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness.
Emeister84 (1456) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Simple clean aromas, minerally, some caramel, hints of herbal hops. Hazy red, white head mostly lasting. Malt forward with nice cleansing bitterness. Medium bodied.
Darkmagus82 (1958) - - MAY 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 2-29-12 -
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a medium red colored body with a white head. The head fades fast leaving only a slight amount of lacing.
Smell – The nose is rather light. There is however a bit of sweet caramel and a little roasted malt breadiness in the nose.
Taste – The taste is quite sweet of caramel up front. As the taste advances some more bready maltiness works its way into the taste and subdues a bit of the sweetness. There is a little bit of citrus flavor that then works it way into the taste, with the taste then ending with a very light roasty flavor, not much, but it mixes well with the sweet breadiness and light citrus.
Mouthfeel – A little on the lighter side, yet very fitting for the sweetness and flavor of the brew. This coupled with a moderate level of carbonation make it very easy to drink.
Overall – Easy drinking with a nice sweeter flavor. A session brew to enjoy at the pub with some good friends.
mansquito (3998) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel and toffee. Taste, to my mind, was OK, but something was slightly off. This beer lacked that special something that I like in Irish ales. Can’t really put my finger on it, but I finished this quickly to get it over with.
60minuteman (1007) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark and hazy ruby red color, beige head and mild clinging lace. Aroma of caramel malt, sugar, malt, earth. Taste is the same but a mild variation. Pretty basic lager here, sort of a Sam Adams spiced lager...standard and safe. Not bad.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Coney. Very mild nose, light caramel and brewed tea; astringent tang note. Deep coppery amber clear with creamy off-white lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Mild flavor with light astringency, nutty character. Brewed tea, herbal hop notes. Medium bitter finish and after.
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Baggataway. Pours a clean amber with creamy white head and spots of lace. Aroma is grain, caramel, nut, toast. Medium body. Sweet with a lot of gainy, nutty flavor. Some light fruit esters. Good for the style but I don’t care much for the style. I could drink a couple of these though.
snoworsummer (3061) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Max’s. Pours clear brownish red with a frothy beige head and lots of lacing. Tastes like malt, grains, dry caramel, nutty. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like dry, bready grains and roasted nuts.
sonnycheeba (4148) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear ruby/brown with creamy off-white head. Aroma is light toast and cereal malts, fig, raisins, and faint floral notes. Flavor is dry malts forward followed by light floral hop bitterness, dark fruit esters, and medium toast; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.