FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Man, all the hops are gone already in this bottle. All that’s left is caramel malt with some bitterness.
Cybercat (4162) - Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Comes out of the bottle a clear, dark coppery amber with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, pale tan head. Fruity aroma is mainly apple with a hint of cherry, plus a malty undertone and a subtle yeasty note. Fruity, malty flavor has a tinny undertone and a grassy hint plus a fair amount of bitterness. Texture has average body and fizziness. Maybe not Stoudt’s best, but deserves at least a chance.
blankboy (6651) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a very deep amber with an average size lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, bread, light citrus hops, pine and fruit. Flavour of caramel malt, toffee, bread, fruit and light citrus hops. Short, average bitter/spicy finish. Average bodied. A slightly hoppy Amber Ale, decent.
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Beerathon (1629) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful red hue. Nice white foamy head with good lacing. Hops are nice for a pale ale, actually feels a bit like an IPA. Solid offering from Stoudts.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a dark reddish copper with a large, creamy, off white head. The nose has papery hops and a solid biscuit and cracker background. The flavor leans a little to the malt side with bread and biscuit notes, but there is a little earthy and piney hoppiness. Reminds of an English pale ale. Lots of soft carbonation leading to a medium finish. Nice session brew.
UDBeernut (2235) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tan amber small off white head with good retention. Minimal nose. Big malty and caramel body balanced nicely. Hops provide citrus. Medium to full body. Ok!
sloth (2661) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium sized off white head with fair retention and lace. Clear dark copper colored brew. Nose is malty with crystal sweetness and and some iced tea notes. Body is lightly medium with a somewhat prickly carbonation and annoying grainyness. Dry malts, not much else, grainy, lil earth, ice tea notes. Finish is bland, nothing. Bummer.
milewide (1778) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
More of an amber to me. Red amber color with average head. Solid mouth feel. Hops and malt are evenly matched. Interesting mix of hops which are quite unique.
PABeerGuy (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good selection from Stoudts. Nice malty flavor with some nice hop bitterness thrown in as well. Bang!
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange gold. Nose is nutty, toaty and malt-driven. Palate is caramel, smoky, nutty, fruitcake and pine. Nicely balanced with a good mouthfeel and really good overall flavor.