durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle filched from my in-laws’ refrigerator after their trip to Vermont. Pours a pretty dark reddish-chestnut, hazy, especially at the bottom of the bottle. Small head. Nose is tea-like with notes of fruit and some esters. Some grain/metallic notes. Taste has some tannic qualities and all around meh-ness to it.
Maxbier (890) - Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand delivered from VT. Super foamy pour. Copper color. Fruity malty aroma. Taste is malty and spices yeast. Some hints of grassy hop. Reminds me of a decent bottle fermented home brew. Thanks dlovell2 for sharing.
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dlovell2 (1772) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2016 Poured from 16 oz can. Pours cloudy amber with an off white head. Fruity, malty aroma with herbal hops. Flavor is caramel malt with nutty malt and fruity notes. Dry, biscuity finish with herbal spiciness. Glad to try this brew from my hometown.
Bulk_Carrier (3745) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAY 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a dark hazy burnt orange/amber color with a thin white foamy head that quickly dissipated. Messy lacing.
The smell had the biscuit sweet / bready malts up front with a subtle crisp clean toffee/caramel maltiness. Light nuttiness.
The taste had the same sweet flavor of the previously mentioned items. Semi-dry nutty aftertaste. Full dry nutty finish.
On the palate, this one was about a light to medium in body with a nice sessionable smooth dry feel about it.
Overall, in my opinion, this was a nice amber ale. New brewery is in Springfield, VT.
Metalchopz (3078) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had in Vermont. Cloudy caramel-brown colour with a beige creamy head and nice lacing. Big caramel nose with a little sourness. This shows more in the taste. Probably infected and diacetyl aromas. Not a fan of this one.
Braudog (6342) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Ruddy, dark reddish brown with an initially nice top. Musty aroma rife with caramel malt. Drinks with a muddy, heavy toffee note, and throw in some roasted nuts. (#5827, 10/14/2014)
bursprak (2500) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from recent Secret Santa. Pours murky amber with some head. Nose and taste has some orange, malty sweetness and some weird bitterness. Not that good...
AdamChandler (4518) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark red murky. Nose is weak and chestnuts. Taste is mediocre some cherry and oak and roaster rye and weak malt backbone
nimbleprop (7495) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Full disclosure, I had two 12oz bottles and they were fairly different. One 12oz bottle was a standard amber ale, malt on the nose, some caramel too, a little orange. Flavor was the same, very standard, some fall fruit, some caramel, malt, orange. Dry finish. The second bottle was clearly infected, vinegar on the nose, red grape, some stale malt, some dried citrus peel. Flavor has a shot of vinegar, some light butyric acid, stale malt, apple cider. What I assume is the uninfected beer was fine, not great. The infection is worrisome though.
Slipstream (2464) - USA - NOV 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The colorful label references Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Foamy brown pour. It tastes of citrus and coffee, with some homebrew cellar funk and tang, cola, and walnuts. There is a yeasty, quasi-Belgian aroma. Pretty good.