bkurtz (1018) - PERU - JUL 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pours a clear amber with a fairly big head. Caramel and bread aromas. Decent flavor, rich caramel with some chocolate notes. OK amber.
Bkcaldwell (42) - - JUN 28, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice aroma. Promising appearance. Smooth but no kick. ABV too low. Would not be bad on a hot day but would have to be mid-80's. Too weak to recommend for my beer buddies. Not enough taste to impress.
MadRobin (2661) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Clear, medium-dark amber with a 2-finger off-white head and good lacing.
Aroma of caramel, toffee, toast and Italian plums.
Taste of toast, caramel, toffee, light chocolate, apples and plums.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
A bit like an amber Scottish ale--malty and mildly sweet, but toasty.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GenDV138 (5083) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at South Street. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, malt, light spices, citrus. Tastes of caramel, bitter hops, toasty notes. Light body with a dry finish.
Atom (2042) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle pours a dark clear Amber with a large khaki head. Aroma of caramel and toffee, like a chocolate tootsie pop. Taste hits sweet chocolate powder and quickly falls off into becoming empty veggies. Yuck.
drfabulous (5863) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Caramel and toffee with a slight candy chocolate taste. Decent amber with a nice twist.
jgb9348 (5434) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light amber coloured body with a thin, funky bubbled one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, stale malt, light hops and some fresh fruits. Light-bodied; Strong malt notes throughout with a touch of caramel and very light hops noticeable at the end. Aftertaste is pretty bland with only the earthiness from the malt and the light sweetness coming through - no complexity and no depth at all - very simplistic and easy drinking. Overall, a rather lacklustre beer with no real flavours nor complexity, not style or character and just a shell of what a beer could be. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Crystal City Wine Shop (12th Street Location) in Arlington, Virginia on 24-November-2014 for US$2,29 sampled at home in Washington literally a few steps away on 14-December-2014.
jackl (6680) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg @ South Street. Amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, red apple, light chocolate. Taste is similar. Bready. Some caramel. Light and spritzy. OK.
Travlr (19528) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Hazy amber color. Caramel aroma. Taste is lightly spiced toasted caramel.
Emeister84 (1891) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Atomas of toast, biscuit, caramel, subtle cocoa, subtle berry fruit. Clear bronze, head fully fading. Some initial fruitiness, bready, toasty. Quite clean, light-medium bodied.