ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, 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.
hivemind (885) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Black Horse Tav in Conshy area w PJ after his game. Chill. Pours dark brown w low head.. woody veggie nose and loose skim milky mouthfeel holding a light nutty and leafy palate. Kinda brown. Easy and thin but not robust. Could drink a ton but not great.
Eddiek1977 (7) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2016 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad, caramel notes are faint under the the malt and hops however like the advertisements say this is an ale that you can go a few rounds with.
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gnoff (9496) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Molly Malloy’s, Philly, on May 2, 2016.
Clear deep copper to brown color, dense teal head. Fruity, grainy, light floral hoppy taste. Light roasted, toasted, grainy aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, medium to medium low bitterness. Malty, light roasted scent.
jsporrer (582) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear medium brown with a medium head of tan foam. Fairly thin but smooth with a light taste. Not bad but not great.
Deadpool37 (68) - - JUN 13, 2016
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a dark brown aroma is a light coffee smell flavors are weak not much to taste maybe slight cocoa and caramel.
djd07 (9529) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy amber with small off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is toasted malt and grain. Medium mouth, light caramel, cocoa, lingering dry finish, good.
tristanlaugher (151) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber. Little head. From a bottle. Malty, not much else going on. Caramel nose.
N3lson1 (930) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
drank from a pint glass poured from a twelve ounce bottle, thank you Dana. A good brew.
ScottWallace82 (96) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Giant Center in Hershey, PA. Pours a deep amber with a white head. Caramel and brown sugar on the nose. Medium-light mouthfeel goes down easy. Flavors of toffee, caramel and grain with a slightly bitter finish. Great session beer.
Dacrza (818) - 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...