Frank (2297) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The first thing that strikes me about this beer is it’s lovely copper red color but it unfortunately goes down a bit from there. The nose has a nice floral hop presence but nothing too vibrant or striking. This is a bit on the sweet side and well balanced but the finish is a bit metallic which really diminishes the overall experience. The texture is nice and creamy and not too thick as not to be drinkable but because of that harsh bitterness it is hard to enjoy fully.
FreeReason (2) - - MAR 9, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good flavor. Not much nose. A little astringent aftertaste, but might be due to bar lines. Overall I would drink again.
JoshuaMason (27) - - MAR 8, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Appearance: Rich, red amber; tan, bubbly head; zero lace; low visible carbonation
Smell: Caramel; Molases; Dates; Diacetyl
Taste: Cola; Citrus Hops; kinda like a cheap soda… like Shasta.
Mouth-feel: Medium Carbonation; Thin body; sticky, sugary
Overall: Not good at all. Really disappointed in this one, because I have respect for Speakeasy and generally love their beers. Too bad.
That1Guy (1857) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle pours dark red with a off-white head. Bottle from 11/20/13. Dammit. Earthy and caramel. Bland, papery flavor. Gotta get some freshies from these guys.
jdavidh (114) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice amber color but otherwise underwhelming. A bit bready, a bit soapy. A fairly generic amber without a lot of subtlety. Soapiness definitely hangs around.
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heinesands (6) - Salem, USA - FEB 23, 2014 does not count
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ok beer a bit to sweet very little hop character. Maltiness is ok for the style. Was lloking for more hop character from the description.
jerohen (1959) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at Jacob’s Pickles, NYC. Clear amber colored, medium head. Hoppy nose, malts, caramel, some fruit. Pretty sweet flavor, caramel, malts, some bitterness in finish. Despite the hops it felt too sweet for me.
Brenhophead (510) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL bottle. Pours deep clear amber with and a big creamy off white head. A bready/biscuit like aroma with a hint of toffee and a nice toffee/grapefruit flavour.
Ferris (1865) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pine notes and a caramel backbone. Clear amber with a bubbly brown head. Lots of toffee with a resinous hoppy bitterness. Finish is very dry and bitter. The finish is what prevents this beer from being awesome.
skortila (4307) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. Aroma has caramel and citrus. Hazy, orange-brown coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is sweetish, has caramel, citrus and is slightly spicy. Moderate bitter finish.
RedSox2004 (1100) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep, clear ruby red with a solid tan head and moderate lace. Intensely hoppy aroma barely allows the caramel malt, bold as it is, to come through. Complex flavor profile features caramel, toast and biscuit supporting big hop bitterness, alcohol, pears, raisin, pine and grapefruit. Full body, creamy and sticky mouthfeel, modest carbonation and a mostly bitter finish.