argo0 (11166) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Celar copper body with off-white head. Aroma is light earthy. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, earthy. Light/medium body. An ale that could pass as an Oktoberfest.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap-pours an off white head and copper/brown color. Aroma is mild caramel malt. Taste is caramel malt, flat/bitter hops (English?).
Drake (7839) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2009 On tap at the brewery. Pours a reddish amber color with a medium head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma of fruity, floral hops and caramel. Big malty taste with caramel, toasted malts and leafy hops. Medium bodied.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A rather dark amber; I’d say more like dark brown. Roast malt dominates this beer. Not much hop presence. Smooth and easy drinking, but nothing really leapt out. Respectable, but short on excitement. On tap at the brewpub, Charlottesville.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub: Transparent copper amber with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty caramel malts with a touch of grassy piny hops. Starts with decent fullness and some light grainy caramel sweetness with hints of light fruits before a drier grainy bitter finish with a hint of tartness. An ok amber ale, but could use a little refinement.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/2 growler courtesy of dkachur. Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of earth, caramel, tea. Tastes of caramel, spice, dark fruit. Given the name, I’d expect something more assertive than this.
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweet caramel malty aroma with some lighter hoppy notes. The flavor is well balanced, with caramel malts, some light fruity notes, and floral hops. Decent.
Braudog (5455) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft pint at the brewpub, 5/15/06: Red beer with a satin sheen up to the light. Zippo for a head. Caramel tanginess with a fruity bitterness that’s almost sour. OK.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewpub in July 2009. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderate amber color with a thin white head and not much lacing. The nose brings forward some really faint notes of caramel and some bread. The flavor doesn’t produce much more, as there is really just some toasted bread and light caramel. Decent feel with adequate carbonation, but there really isn’t much here to carry through.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-26-2010
DrSilverworm (4734) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Light citrus, tropical fruit. Smooth lighter carbonation. Dry finish. Toasty caramel malts. Mild bitter. Fine but uninteresting amber.