ryanscourt (270) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown and pretty clear. Nice malty toffee aroma. Taste is fairly sweet with a slight British hop finish. Low carbonation. Very sessionable. Enjoyable for most occasions. Finish is extremely smooth, sweet and enticing for another sip.
paulvanpelt (161) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nevelig licht oranjebruin bier, kleine, totaal wegzakkende kraag. Moutig aroma, branderig. Komt vooral pas door in de mond, weinig in de neus. Smaak lichtzoet, beetje kunstmatig. Weinig body, weinig balans.
dlovell2 (402) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown with a ruby tint. Malt aroma. Malt flavor some roastiness some hops in the finish. Very smooth.
raymow (763) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle - very nice. Great roasty malt flavor with some subtle hoppiness. Along the lines of an ESB.
reberiii (103) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, 3/4 inch of foam that persists, slight lacing. Dark brown in pour color. Malty with light aroma, weak middle and end. Bitter dough finish.
dpjuart (974) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at GE in Indiana. Pours brown with tan head, dissipating to film. Butterscotch and brown sugar, along with vanilla nose. Brown sugar dominates the flavor, very small and almost negligible hop presence. Unbalanced, brown sugar and toffee mess.
DCLawyer (682) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle->shaker. Pours light brown with faint offwhite head. Aroma: toasted malt, nuts, caramel. Taste: slightly bitter malt, tofffee. Bland but inoffensive.
chicowv (446) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle thanks to Ruth: Pours a dark, chestnut brown with a thin head that dissipates quickly. Good CO2 bubbles along the glass throughout though. Aroma is slightly sour, strong caramel malts, earthy. Taste is salty caramel and light bitter finish. Smooth enough and light enough for easy sipping. Pretty good example of the style.
Braudog (5025) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Rusty red, barley much of a head at all. The aroma reminds me of how your hands smell after hanging onto a metal bar for a long time. This does fit the mild ale mold ... a bit woody or nutty, but overall pretty much a mellow, easy-going drinker. (#4941, 2/10/2013)
bigalittlea (12) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep ruby red with an off white head that doesnít disappate. Carbonation is perhaps a bit heavy for english style, making a little fizzy and lower in body than it should be. Aroma is pretty bare, basically burnt caramel and nothing else.
Taste reminds me of taking a bite of maple-smoked bacon and then drinking some coffee. Dark, roasty flavor with just a tiny bit of resiny hop aftertaste. Reasonable balance.
Its a session beer with heavy flavor - makes it tough to drink a ton of them. But I donít mind 3 or 4...