MadShaolin (100) - - FEB 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep Amber, biscuit, hazel. Hazelnut and toasted malt. A bit spicy. Pretty refreshing
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batneil (558) - - JAN 31, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden brown, thin white head. A little fizzy, but not much. Pleasant flavour, a bit fruity and unusual.
madchemist83 (221) - USA - JAN 29, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Caramel and bread notes in the nose. Crystal clear copper with white head. Nice lacing. Caramel and alcohol in the taste. A little too thin. And kinda boring finish.
ttutony (795) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color with an off-white head. Slightly earthy aroma. Caramel sweetness on the palate. Fairly full body. Little bit of an earthy hop finish.
Rustyham (1821) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very meaty and thick, lots of yeast. Tastes like jewels and ham. Sweet but mire umami.
Lutz2jm (221) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thin pour that is red/copper color. No lace. Sweet malty taste with very light hop finish. Very drinkable.
Dfonorow (1867) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Beer Camp - Chicago. Pour is red/orange/brown with a very small off-white head that fades quickly. Aroma and flavor of sweet grain, heavy fruit, wheatgrass, and crackers.
SG111 (811) - New York, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours a nice copper ruby color with a solid white beige head and lacing that leaves nice rim around the glass. Aroma is toasted malts, caramel, lots of sweetness. Little bit of hop undertones. Flavor is sweet caramel, some vanilla, little bit of hop citrus balance. Very malt forward. Flavor is a little bit more pleasant or at least complex than the aroma. Decent mouthfeel makes this refreshing without being bland. Not bad.
UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Sammy’s Gourmet Burgers & Beers, served in a shaker pint (not chilled, only due to my asking for it that way).
A: Arrived in the glass a slightly cloudy deep amber, with a creamy, just off-white head. Said head left sheetlike lacing down the sides of the glass as I drank. Bubbles streamed continuously from the bottom of the beer.
S: Unfortunately, due to the location, I couldn’t get much of the nose. What I was able to smell involved toast drizzled with honey as one sits amidst a freshly mown lawn.
T: Much like what I detected from the nose, actually. This reminded me of mowing grass around a beehive overflowing with honey, near a bed of fragrant flowers and an open window out of which wafts fresh baking bread. What hop presence is there does not cut into the sweetness overmuch, allowing it to star. As the beer warms, some subtle spiciness emerges, hints of coriander and cardamom.
M: Light in body and rather well carbonated, this drinks lively.
O: A rather enjoyable biere de garde, which manages to provide a decent array of hop flavors without steamrollering the malt.
EtTuCthulhu (1387) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a dark reddish orange color with a small, rapidly fading off-white head. The aroma isn’t terribly strong yet blends caramel and toasted malts with a hint of earthy hops and grains, and the taste is an interesting blend of mild sourness, slight bitterness, and slight umami. The aftertaste is quite grainy with the fullness of the malt bill lingering on the tongue. The palate fuses a soft carbonation that has a bite, medium body, and slick texture.