TBone (13118) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@RNH. Clear deep amber color, good creamy beige head. Aroma has some earthy hoppyness and caramel. Medium-bodied. Caramel, pine needles, light lingering herbal hoppyness in the aftertaste.
brokensail (11821) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pouts a dark amber color with an off-white head. A bit of chocolate, some caramel, and nut shells on the nose. Fairly sweet, some light floral hop notes, and mild roast. The flavor is a bit acidic. Some chocolate, toast, rye, and roast. There is a mild hop bitterness and some faint floral notes.
bhensonb (11663) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Davis Co-op. Pours dark ruddy copper with essentially no head. Aromas of resin and rye spice. Med body or better. First taste suggested strawberry, but that might be just me. It quickly became spicy rye with some resin making it quite bitter. As the resin drifts away in the finish, I am still reminded of strawberry. Not a lot. Just a reminder. Nice beer.
jcwattsrugger (11278) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle trade with jtclockwork-tight lt tan-dk amber. A-sweet med malt-nutty/caramel, pine. T-sweet med malt-nutty/caramel, pine/spice hops with some bite.
Lubiere (10548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A mahogany red ale with a thin creamy mocha head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with faint floral hops, OK. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt with grassy hops, a bit light. On tap at Beer Authority.
Theydon_Bois (10351) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at Tony’s House, thanks to James (jtclockwork) for trading this one, 19/05/13.
Hazed reddish amber with a good sized light beige head.
Nose is caramel malt forward, hops, light pine, biscuit.
Taste comprises caramel malt, light citrus fruit, mineral notes, brown sugar, some hop presence, biscuit bite.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation lending towards a dryish finish with some hop bitterness.
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark amber color with an off white. Caramel, some earthiness, and malty.
Drake (9251) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel malts, earthy notes, floral hops and a bit of cinnamon. The taste is caramel malts and bitter herbal hops. Medium bodied.
jtclockwork (9064) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark reddish amber with off white head. Nose and taste of barley, rye, smoked cherry wood, heavily dried fruits and light resin/pine. Body is medium. Mouthfeel is mostly barley and rye malt.
crossovert (8178) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pretty dark to be calling this a red ale. SMell is malty and pretty much nothing else. Flavor is weird, has an almost band aid like off flavor, maybe a brett infection whcih seems to be getting rarer nowadays.