anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rating #7800. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.
Travlr (21167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Bright clear amber color, small tan head. Very malty but not overly sweet.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz body, thanks acrdz) Minimal off-white head atop crystal clear body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some berry, light melon. Taste is medium sweet, peach, caramel, some berry, light earthy. Light-medium body, low carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (12136) - 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.
Drake (11576) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2008 Bottle from Once Upon a Vine North in Richmond. Hazy pour is the color of Boston baked beans. Fruity aroma with caramel, toffee and berry notes. Taste is hoppy with berry and sour cherry notes along with a malty finish. A little on the thin side. Some people below seem to be getting sour notes and some are not. I did. Do we have infection issues again?
Update: fewer infection issues in the second bottle from the same sixer. Rating updated accordingly.
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours clear and new-penny copper with a small, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. The faint aroma is of toffee and vanilla. Medium-bodied with modest carbonation. The flavor is both malty and bitter - toffee and citrus rind. Finishes rindy and fairly bitter. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355mL. Poured a clear reddish amber with a nice, medium, beige, rocky head that has decent retention and leaves very nice lace. Nose is very nice citrus florals, nectarines, air freshener, loads of caramel. Taste is malt-forward, nice citric character to balance with a slightly suddy, soapy palate. Very nice nutty bitterness coming into play. Slight diacetyl that is appropriate for the style. Really good session beer.
DocLock (9857) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from State Line. Pours clear ruby with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is scotchy malt, vinous fruit, berry, red grapey notes. Tastes malty, a bit merloty, with a lot of berry, grape, and some figgy notes throughout. Decent.
3fourths (9104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear red amber color, close to no head. Strange smell of nutrisweet and tea, cherries, some sweet coconut and dried pear. Sweet, fresh flavor, a but of a fruit cocktail/pear/pineapple/marischino cherry flavor, not really that good, a bit simple and weak, low carbonation. Ok, but nothing great.
PorterPounder (7223) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2016
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Williamsburg, Va - on tap at the Alewerks Taproom. Cloudy light Amber pour with a Light off-white head. Fish tank aroma, slightly off-putting. Hint of pomegranate fruitiness, brief caramel sweetness and citrus bitterness, somewhat muddled.