checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Poured an amber color with a fluffly white head. Too much carbonation as it look me 10 minutes or more to pour the whole thing into a glass. The aroma was faint, sweet malts and hops. The flavor was just OK. I didn’t like the aftertaste which kind of tasted metallic. Overall, not a fan of this one.
arventresca (512) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with creamy white head. A chocolaty smell. Very good taste. Nice mildly hoppy.
shadey (1823) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. The pour is a nice amber-red color with a thin head of white cream. Some nice lacing as well. The aroma has a nice toasty sweet character that I like. The flavor is quite nice too. I can taste some of the hop varieties, although they are subtle. I’m pleasantly surprised by this unassuming little beer.
doppelmeup (51) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This poured a dark amber color into a pilsner glass. A fluffy, inch tall white head that left pretty good lacing on the glass all the way down.
Not a real strong aroma. Some malt, some hops, but nothing that really stood out.
Delicious, malty flavor with enough hops to balance. Very creamy, with the maltiness the primary flavor.
Mouthfeel was creamy with just a slight carbonation. It was extremely smooth.
Very drinkable beer. Before I knew it, I had already finished half the glass and was looking for more. I could drink these all day long.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Honey aroma with some crystal malts on the nose. Pours a light amber. Sweet malts with a slight hoppy flavor. There’s a cereal grain aftertaste. Not much here.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 27, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a clear amber/copper with a cream colored frothy head. Toffee, praline, lace cookie aroma. Caramel to toffee malt flavor with an earthy hop backing and a slightly spicy character. Medium to full bodied but a bit overcarbonated. Decent enough take on an English pub-style session, but nothing remarkable.
coldbrewky (1373) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via the wife on her many and far flung travels. Not muchin the way of nose here, some Corny grain or wet cardboard. Body is light. Looks quite nice in the glass as the gold shimmers in the sunlight. A nice chainsaw repair beer. Head is ephemeral and fizzy. Went down quick.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Candied malt aroma, deep amber, small tan head. Taste is soft malt, woody notes, light bodied, balanced, some bitterness. Good. Thanks mds.
guzzler67 (1456) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber appearance with a medium size head and nice lacing. Bready, sweet malt aroma. Well balanced flavors, with spicy, flowery hops playing off the chocolate malts. Pleasing on the palate if only a little thin. Average length, slightly bitter finish.
Derek881 (917) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another beer I tried on tap at the brewery in Frederick. The aroma was good but not too exciting, dominated by a roasty malt scent with a mix of caramel and chocolate. A good, sweet flavor with a healthy amount of character; some bitterness too. The beer had a deep amber-copper color with a moderate off-white head that had average retention and cling. It had a fairly fizzy and lively mouthfeel with average carbonation. Overall a quality beer with some good character.