Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of dkachur. Pours brownish red with a white head. Smells of light spice, dough, caramel. Tastes spicy and sweet with some nice peppery splashes and a full mouthfeel.
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle, batch code 007029. A sour grassy aroma, wet grass. Red copper color, large foamy off white head. Flavor is sour, dry, like licking metal. Feel like I am having a CAT scan. Except for a slight bitterness and subtle warmth, no hops to be found. Maybe the next batch.
mephisto (1268) - TAIWAN - SEP 17, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
thick rich tan head with amber hue, it has a malty aroma with hint of chocolate. the flavor is chocolate and fruity, full bodied.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Immy, Thanks! A malty brew, poured dark Brown, slight head, abit sour, caramel flavor, abit mixed up, but not a bad brew at all! Thanks Tim!
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of dkachur-pours a rich light tan head with amber color. Aroma is light/medium malt-cocoa/peat, slight sweetness. Taste is light/medium malt-cocoa/peat (English), slight sweetness. At the finish a slight hint of hops, yeast (&diacytl?). Minimum carbonation. An easy Mild.
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Thick amber-brown color. Very thick bodied, with a strong, pungent amber malt taste. Delicately hopped, allowing the malt to take center stage. The sourness in the beer is very enjoyable and complex. Good example of a malty American Amber Ale.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2010 (Sample Date: 12/5/2009 Source:Food Lion) Rerate: Light citrusy grassy hop aroma. Slightly cloudy golden amber with small white head.Fairly dry and lightly grainy with grassy hop flavor. Dry moderately bitter finish. Original:12 oz bottle from local Food Lion. Slight carmelized malt nose with a touch of earthy grassy hops and some fruity sourness. Mostly clear deep amber brown with a moderate rocky tan head. Grain with light carmelized malts and grassy hops dominate flavor. There is some other stuff going on that is a touch sour, fruity, cardboardy, and soapy. Body is light with high carbonation. Finish is dry with a lingering grassy bitter astringency.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark red colour with a medium sized almond coloured head. Aroma is pleasent, cherries, red licorice and slightly grassy notes. Taste is pleasent, rich, with a generous amount of caramel malts and soft hop finish.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper color. Smell of wheat, hops, malt and brown sugar. Taste of malt, hops, burnt caramel, light pine, peanut shells and minor fruit. Very weak.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Thanks to Immy. Pours dark copper in color with thin brown head. Aroma malty and sweet. Taste malty, nutty and sour which was a turn-off!!!! with dry finish.