argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2009
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(12oz bottle) Small, swiftly dissipating off-white head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some bread, grapefruit, light sour. Light body.
mingo1968 (51) - phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap a i thought it had a cereal aroma with a little bit of a roasted smell with an orange,appearance medium bitterness, light body i also thought it had a , soft carbonation, and a citrus, finish to it.
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From bottle. Nice toasted grain aroma with light caramel sweetness and some light hop bitterness. Aroma reminds me initially of an Altbier. Light note of diacetyl. Clear amber-copper with light amber colored foamy head. Medium light body with medium carbonation. Starts with bit of toasted malt and caramel. Light diacetyl and not much hops. Nutty sweet, barely-bitter finish. After has a little carbonic acid tang.
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Initially poured roasty up top and amber below but eventually mingled into a cool red with an off-white head. Aroma is just slightly cereal, soft malt, roast, hint of chocolate, and dark grapes, with a subtle citric note coming through. Flavor only had a touch of cereal, then moved to a toffee maltiness, roasty, some licorice, and a minimal floral crisp hop profile.Palate was light. I’d say this is a good start for a porter at best.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask serving. Pulled from the hand pump a clear dark amber color with a dense creamy head. Nose of toffee, grapefruit, grass, and chocolate. The flavor was cocoa, toffee, citrus, and grass. Light bitterness near the finish. I was amazed at the amount of character packed into such a small beer. The palate was full and smooth. This stuff is welcome in my home any day.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
THOUGHTS: It was an OK beer. It seemed way better when I had a sample of it at the Cliveden Winter Beerfest in December. It seemed way more malty then, but it was also toward the end of 4 or 5 hours of sampling. This bottle was pretty good, but disappointing for what I was expecting. I only had one mild before and I think that one was a little skunked, so I’m not the best judge of the style. A funny story though. The caps on the six pack were all from the Yards George Washington Tavern Porter.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, dark brownish amber that really could be described as a dark bronze with and average, off-white head that mostly diminished keeping a thin sheet that left good lacing. The aroma was light caramel malt and moderate dark bread and grain, and light toffee. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and slightly sour; while the finish was moderately sour and lightly bitter with an average duration. There was caramel malt, toffee, bread, grain, a little cherry and slight hops. The light to medium body went down easy and was lightly fizzy with a light astringent and ever so slightly metallic finish.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz at our wonderful hosts house in Philly. Pours caramel brown with no head. Nose is matly and sweet. Taste is sweet and malty and pretty decent, its nice to have a mild once in a while.
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark ruby brown with a thick but quickly dissipating off-white head. aroma of roasted malt, loads of caramel and toffee, and raisins. flavor is caramel, roasted hops, and a light treacle/toffee. dark fruit and coffee are in the background. coffee and dark caramel malt flavors last forever. decent session ale.
jredmond (5623) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby red body with no head. The aroma is light malt. The taste is a mix of malt, sugar, and some grass hop.
Beerdedone (2730) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a small off-white head. Faint malty aroma with toffee and a touch of brown sugar. Flavor was grainy and lightly bitter with caramel, nuttiness and has notes of toffee.