madmitch76 (12083) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
16th July 2013
Hazy deep red - amber beer. Massive pale cream coloured head. Light airt palate. Minerally carbonation. Light creamy malt. Touch of dried fruits. Light dry finish. Inoffensive but somewhat bland.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-trade with burg326-pours hazy amber with a light tan head. Aroma is roasty/caramel-medium malt, earthy. Taste is roasty/caramel-medium malt, earthy.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear ruby color, massive cream colored head. Aroma of cotton candy. Taste is bitter caramel and candy thats been dropped on the floor. It really does taste dirty.
Tmoney99 (9576) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample. Poured a clear reddish brown color with medium frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate sweet toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smoth texture and soft carbonation. Average sweet toasted malt flavor with a moderate smooth sweet finish of moderate duration.
hopscotch (8362) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Clear, deep, dark, ruby ale with a small, fizzy, taupe head. The aroma is just a simple marriage of my favorite things - chocolate and caramel malts with a light splash of coffee. Medium to full-bodied and lightly creamy with lazy carbonation. The flavor mirrors the nose - malty milk chocolate and caramel with a suggestion of coffee and the perfect level of unassuming hop bitterness to prevent cloying. Finishes lightly sweet and nourishing. The perfect malty brew to sip on all day - especially when you’re not the one doing the driving. I imagine drinking this straight from the bottle would be plenty enjoyable and preferable to drinking from a glass while rollin’ dirty over those famous Tampa and St. Petersburg potholes.
daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish pour, off white head. Caramel nose with some light hops. Caramel and a little bitter flavor. Ok.
DocLock (7182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy deep caramelly ruby color with off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, vinous fruit, hops, mild spice. Tastes of earthy caramel malt, mild nuts and vinous fruit, and a red ale/marzen finish.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from House of 1000 Beers, New Kensington. This beer’s 50th rating. Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of nutty notes, faint floral hops and toffeeish malts. The taste is nuts, chocolate, caramel malts, mild hops and a green banana-ish note. Medium bodied. Decent enough.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Cigar City. The beer is a reddish-amber color with a medium off-white head that dissipates quickly. Spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel malt and hops. Light body with flavors of sweet malt, caramel and a touch of hops. The finish is sweet with a short malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of markwise from the fourth Local Beer Swap. Thanks Mark. Pours a hazed ruby amber with a thin to medium sized white to beige head. A touch of sweet caramel on the nose, sweet malt, very light hops. Medium bodied, caramel, malt, a bit sweet with some light bitterness. Malt with a bit of floral and fruity characteristics into the finish. Decent enough.