sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is caramel, malt. Appearance is red, clear, one finger head dissipates to thin ring. Taste is right on the money, but too sweet. This brew has low hops and medium malt. The brew is too malty and could use some extra bittering hops to balance out the flavor. Palate is clean, malty, and malty finish. Right on style! Just needs a little bit more hops..
kramer (5770) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark amber body with a small fizzy off-white head. The nose is quite fruity with a touch of toasted malt and some very light hops. The flavor is a bit odd, a little sweet, some weak husky maltiness, and a light hazelnut note on the finish. Very minimal hopping. Lighter bodied and a touch watery with soft gentle carbonation. Overall a pretty bland and forgettable beer.
thornecb (5407) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours deep amber into a Sam glass. Off-white head recedes to hug rim. Sour aromas. Butterscotch and marshmallow upfront turning sour in the lasting finish.
Leighton (18074) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A fine red ale here. Had a pint at Sweetwater in Burlington. Pours a charming light, ruby and slightly hazy hue with very little head. Taste is nicely balanced between the hops and malts. Would make a lovely session beer.
williamherbert (1478) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The appearance is a cloudy, hazy dark red. Light passes through, but lots of tiny specks of sediment. Kinda cool-lookiní.
Bitter malts in the smell, tinged with a sweet caramel. A surprising amount of toffee and mocha coffee. Cinnamon too, like a cola or winter ale.
The malts give a bittersweet taste, like a Scotch ale. Bitter and dry like a German beer, but also sweet toffee, cinnamon. Still, more like a Scottish ale than an amber.
The mouth is thick and dry. Not chalky but you can feel the sediment in the swallow. Overall, itís like a rich Scotch ale mixed with just a kiss of amber malt. Good and different.
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz bottle purchased at Barbís Beer Emporium. Pours a hazy but translucent copper body with a good persistent quarter inch of off-white head. A fruity caramel characterizes the aroma. Tastes fruity too - a tinge sour, probably not intentionally. Moderate in mouth-feel and carbonation. The flavor doesnít make this one too easy of a drinker. As I said, I wonder if this sample may be a tinge infected, but there seems to be a decent beer underneath all that.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 16, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Smugglers Notch Inn. Pours a dark red color with a small off white head. Nose is lightly hoppy and piney with some light nutty malt notes. Palate is thin but filmy. Flavor is lightly hoppy and piney with some sweet nutty and caramel malt notes.
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUL 27, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange, reddish pour with slight fizzy offwhite head. Aroma is toasted malt, some graininess which seems to be a distinct characteristic of this brewery, and a bit of straight nut. flavor is better, a tad bit sour with some sweet malt notes and a bit of nuttiness. Not so bad really, an Ok amber
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 23, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish brown pour with no head. Aroma is roasted malt some toast and sharp grain. Hop character is largely non-existent in the aroma. Flavor is somewhat sweet with dry roast. Some graininess as well. Palate is watery ending dry and chalky. Not overly impressed.
Gabler (87) - , New York, USA - JUL 22, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Cloudy brownish pour. Itís body is kind of light for the maltiness that you get. Itís a very drinkable amber, if a little off-balanced.