swigswthwolves (74) - Michigan City, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours translucent amber with nearly no head. Aroma is of malt and spices. Taste is warm and spicy. Finishes clean from the palate. Overall, a good winter brew for those cold nights.
gschrade (460) - Collinsville, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a off white head. Taste Carmel, toast, sweet. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again.
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jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Red brown in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of malt, raisin, chocolate, toffee. Taste is of raisin, chocolate, malt, and toffee.
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. amber with small head. big caramel malt body. quite a bit of hops. boozier than you’d expect for the abv.
Frank (2381) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I am not quite sure what I would call this one. As of March 2014, it is classified as an old ale on RateBeer. I’d say it’s more of a big, malt-centric American amber. It pours a nice copper color with a faint whisper of a head that lasts the duration. The predominant flavor and aroma is caramel malts. It is just a bit sweet but that sweetness is balanced by earthy hops in the finish. This is a clean and well-made beer w// nothing off-putting or flavor flaws that I detect but it is really pretty uninteresting and the malt character is really just simple sweetness rather than anything with real depth. The end result is a decent but forgettable beer.
superspak (2200) - Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 11/30/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear deep ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, toast, biscuit, toffee, orange zest, floral, grass, light pine, light raisin, nuttiness, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of dark/bready malt and moderate hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, brown sugar, biscuit, toffee, orange zest, floral, grass, pine, herbal, light raisin, nuttiness, and toasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy pine/floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, brown sugar, biscuit, toffee, orange zest, floral, grass, herbal, light pine, nuttiness, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of dark/bready malt and earthy/piney hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a light creamy and moderately sticky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good Old ale. Good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and earthy/piney hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.
berkshirejohn (4198) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Georgio’s Liqours, Billerica, MA at 7.0% ABV. Copper coloured with a thin cream head; rich aroma with some toffee and herbal hops; in the mouth there’s a good balance between the sweet caramel malts, and the strongly bitter hops; the two continue to fight through the lengthy finish, with the hops finally winning in the end. A very pleasant wintery IPA.
nathan30533 (546) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is an incredibly balanced and magnificent ale. Good barley to balance the hops. Great look and great taste.
Fratto (2523) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Kroger. Clear brown-orange pour with a big white head. Aroma is light chocolate, orange marmalade, and toasted bread. Taste is more chocolate, toast, and a nice bitter finish.
SanfordBrewer (1382) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
translucent copper amber with a thin but creamy beige head. medium body with high carbonation.
aroma: intense munich malt, stoney minerality, and faint herbal hops. smells a lot like a doppelbock, but with less caramel malt and alcohol character.
taste: bready munich malts with that dry toasty astringent character, play-dough minerality, and faint herbal/floral hop bitterness. very german in overall character.
the minerality and hop character start off rather neutral, but get increasingly abrasive toward the end.
MercyDevice (331) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an amber brown with a small head. Bitter, spicy, and strong. Has a weird aftertaste.