Dacrza (835) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
DATE TASTED: January 1, 2016... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky Tavern pint... OCCASION: Happy New Year bowl watching after visiting Mom and Dad... APPEARANCE: dark, cola-brown with effervescence (if sought out through the shady body... head is off-white, spongy, and riddled with bubbly crags and smears... the head retains well... AROMA: malt-forward indeed, with caramel, toffee, and toasty breads... some yeasty funkiness gives an earthy, grainy suggestion... hops are light, weak, and only slightly citric... PALATE: lightly textured, easily drinkable... thin and flat, with a weak finish...again, accomplishes its goal... TASTE: malty, nutty and toasted enough to provide some nuance... the predominant flavor, however, is an underdeveloped caramel that is candied (or canned)... the hops offer some lemon grass and orange, but faintly and without allure... overall, a flat flavor... OVERALL: a Yards fan coming in, this "approachable" beer doesn’t hit the mark, and I find the pugilism is more directed towards the drinker rather than the demon on the label--unless that demon be a more confidently malted beer...
Sirmixsomewhat (196) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely a beer to sip and not to drink in gulps. I love Yards. It has a very dry profile and you can taste how hoppy it is right away, but it isn’t off-putting.
tgncc (3090) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is caramel, brown sugar. The appearance is deep red, white head. The flavor is caramel, toasted malt, sweet. The finish is spicy, sweet. Thin in body. Nice for the style.
ordybill (1302) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the "Blue & Grey" Pub in Gettysburg, PA. This beer is a slightly murky orangish color with a small white head. The aroma is big on malt with some caramel and spices following. The flavor is full of malt with some spices and yeasty bread. This beer is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A surprisingly real treat, very enjoyable.
blutt59 (6502) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in Harrisburg, golden yellow,with some white foam, creamy nose and flavor , light malt flavors , nice quaffer
Strykzone (6633) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Samled at gabf. Many brgore this so we shall see. Very much to style. Soft malts. How to rate this after an amazing imperial stouts?! Ahhh beer fests.
ffaoe (418) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2015
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
faint malt aroma. brown and clear in color with light head. light malt flavor, watery finish
MarkSachon (904) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Bella Notte in Pittsburgh. Kind of weak despite the dark rich appearance. Disappointing overall.
RedSox2004 (1637) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark brown with a two-finger off-white head and modest lace. Aromas of caramel, earth, and nuts. Mild caramel sweetness offset with gentle earthy hops. Medium body, high carbonation, prickly mouthfeel and a dry finish.
OnTheTrail (335) - Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great malty taste, slightly sweet not much hops. Nice dark appearance. Tasted at Buena Onda.