craftycarl21 (2302) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber color, small head. Aroma and flavor both hold sickly sweet caramel and boring malt presence. Thin palate. Not good.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a clear amber with medium amount of foamy fizzy bubly manilla head. Aroma is all of caramel toffee sweetness, overly much in my opinion. Flavor is extremely malty and sweet with slight roasty nuttiness on back end. Beer is dominated by caramel with really no hops at all. Not really a fan of this one.
Mora2000 (6055) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Thanks to Cavie for sharing this bottle. This is my first beer from this company.
The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the butter with some sugar notes. The combination makes the beer smell like circus peanuts. Unfortunately, the flavor is not much better. There is a little bit of grass, sugar and toffee, but once again there is a lot of butter in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, herbs, toasted grain, grass, and light smoke. Flavor of caramel malt, nuts, and citrus.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Cavie. Orange pour with an off-white head. Aroma is a little hops, but too much caramel. Taste is a little bitter, astringent, slight citrus, earthy, and caramel.
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber orange color with a bubbly white head that rings the glass. Buttery popcorn nose with some subdued grains. Flavor is buttery and sharply stinging. Not good and has a ton of diacytal.
Sammer (1096) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber pour from bottle with a thin head. Aroma is maple syrup and wood. Taste is nutty, with hints of caramel and maple syrup. Smooth finish. Not bad at all.
BiddleBrau (1047) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
amber color with just off-white head. Nose is caramel sweet. Initial taste throws a lot at you; prickly mouth feel, sweet caramel, a hop bite then a dirty finish. It doesn’t really work well together and the aftertaste is off-putting. Palate feels thin. Included in my 2011 beer of the month club - January.
Fred82 (2119) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle thanks to Bruno.
Appearance : Clear amber with a small foamy and creamy head. No lacing.
Aroma : Malt and adjunct. Slightly citrusy and quite grainy. Light caramel and toffee. Some herbal hops. Light toffee
Taste : Toffee, malt, weak hops. A bit veggy. Finish rather dry, grainy, notes toffee.
Overall : Not very good. Taste is actually worse than the nose. Finish is rather unpleasant.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. I first thought this was a red ale due to its name. It ended up being a not so good amber. Not offensive by any means but not going to win any award either.