guzzler67 (1532) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber appearance with a large tan head and good lacing. Muted, sweet malt aroma . Moderately sweet taste, some tartness, some herbal hops. A touch of sourness in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel with an average length finish.
malvrich (39) - durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Clear copper with a half finger of beige foam. Busy carbonation. Short retention with good lacing.
S: English hops and toffee. Smells delicious!
T: Toasted malts with a mild but tasty hop bite coming in. Much like the smell. Not very complex but I think it’s very tasty indeed.
M: On the lighter side of medium body. Still busily bubbling but I like the tingle.
Maverick34 (2401) - New York, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Orange brown pour. Bit of biscuits malt. Caramel. Mild finish. OK but not spec
rumproasts (3459) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. deep amber with small head. strong caramel malt base with a bit of crystal malt in there too. minimal hops.
kaser (3335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle pour at Cedrics at the Biltmore house. Red with white head. Has a sweet almost wine like aroma to it. Taste is malty and carmel with slightly bitter finish. Not bad. Needs to chilled
solidfunk (4551) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light citrus and some rusty aroma here. Finishes a little wooden, light bitterness. Pours reddish amber with some beige initial foam. OK for style. Bottle.
Radek Kliber (6544) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where and how: bottle 355ml
Aroma floral, aromatic with citrus notes. Nice herbal hop backing. Hint of red apple, cinnamon and sweet sugar. 7+
Top: large foamy cap with decent lace on glass
Base: copper- amber look.
Palate : medium bodied, semi dry yet with soft bottom.
Taste: mild nutty notes with secondary caramel sugars. Nutty woodsy finish.
Other notes easy going , tasty ale.
Onslow (1220) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear amber brew, huge tan red that settles down with good head persistence. Aroma of bread, nuts, caramel, fruit. Taste is bready, nutty, with a fruity / sour finish. Enjoyable.
fiveacestx (668) - Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - Tea brown in color with an overly large chunky head. Has a bready malt aroma and taste. Has a bit of caramel sweetness but not much else.
Darkmagus82 (1865) - - SEP 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-20-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Pours a copper amber color with a one finger off white head. The head fades relatively quickly to leave a nice lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is of a roasted malt flavor with some aromas of caramel and a lightly roasted nut smell. Mixed with these smells are some lighter notes of an earthy and herbal hop smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready and lightly roasted malt flavor. Some caramel flavor is present upfront which transitions more toward a toffee flavor more toward the middle as some lighter buttery flavors come to the tongue. With this transition comes some nut flavors of an almond nature. A very light earthy hop flavor joins that tastes at the end to leave a smooth and lightly roasted sweet and caramel flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the rather average to slightly thinner side in terms of its creaminess with a carbonation level that a bit on the higher side. The thinner body and higher carbonation are good for the abv and for making for a rather easy drinking brew while still being heavy enough for the roasted and lightly earthy hoped flavors of the brew.
Overall- A decent drinking brew with a fairly nice flavor profile and a easy drinking feel. Nothing exceptional, but a pretty nice drinker overall.
Bork (355) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2014 Not a very well rounded amber with fruity notes, lingering acidity, and bready malts pointing in different directions.