Lightrider (300) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle into an ale glass. Pour is a ruby with a fine head. Aroma is on the low side, but malt. Taste is a bitter malt. Finish is a bitter.
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
FROM NOTES: October 22, ’13.
A: Toasted bread, caramel malts, slight nuttiness, and a faint earth hoppiness.
A: Pours a dark red color with a bit of haziness to the body while the head is a one finger off-white color.
T: Toasty malts, nutty, grainy, slight smoke.
P: : Medium and full.
O: Decent malt bomb, very sessionable.
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chestnut brown pour with a small tan head. Just a ring of lace is left in he glass. Nutty, fruity aroma with a touch of toast. The flavor is toasted grain, light chocolate, dark fruit, and finishing full. Easy drinking and nothing special. Decent at best.
can8ianben (1315) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown color, leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Really smooth and very malt-forward. Faint dry bitter finish.
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Eulogy Tavern, PHL, 30/11/13.
Dark chestnut brown with a moderate light beige covering.
Nose is toffee, bready malts, biscuit, pinch of spice.
Taste comprises bready malt, toffee, bread dough, touch of dark fruit, earthy.
Medium bodied, prickly carbonation - over cooked.
Adequate mild but nothing I’d want to return to.
DrSilverworm (5927) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, thanks to Scott. Bottling date appear to read 09/19/13. Totally clear sort of auburn brown red color. Little grayish white head, leaves good splotches and ropes of lace. Good chocolately, toasty malt character. Maybe a slight metallic emptiness in the aroma. Smooth, soft, light to moderate strength carbonation. Lightly dry fish, lighter body. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, little sweetness. Great English-style dark session ale. Was very good to wash my sandwich down with.
jsmerig (1199) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear brownish red with a white foamy head. Aroma of bread and syrup. Taste is slightly roasted malt sweet with a mildly bitter finish. Smooth and crisp.
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Chudwick (1971) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle thanks to DrSilverworm - pours deep amber with light tan head. Nose is caramel. Sessionable for sure. Slight hop presence. Label has an old fashioned boxer duking it out with what appears to be the devil (of the Goethe sort despite the lack of hoofed feet). timid for a brawler.
beechner224 (615) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at philly airport. Pours clear copper with thick white head. Aroma is very list, a bit sweet, malty. Taste is also very light and sweet. Could be more here.
agtorange8 (5) - - NOV 22, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20