grundsow (102) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Disappointing. Extra dull, just nothing special about this beer. Bland, not hoppy, watered-down taste.
pressboxjoe (263) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Dark amber with fluffy 1-inch off-white head. I pounded this beer, which had a nose of malty bubblegum and a mild malty flavor with a whiff of hops. There is not much going on with this beer and at 6% it’s not quite a session beer, which is too bad. But it’s a nice quaffable drink when you’re thirsty.
Underdogs88 (206) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Woods hop aroma with notes of fruity esters and toast. Appearance is a clear amber with a nice off white head with average retention. Flavor has notes of wood and spice from the hops along a moderate amount of fruity esters. Malt flavor consists of notes of toast, dark caramels and a hint of roast. Mouthfeel is medium light with medium carbonation. Overall, it's an ok English style bitter.
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matty (229) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep gold color with a slightly off-white head that all but disappears. Aroma is mostly malt with a touch of hop spiciness. Medium body, taste leans to the malt with some hop presence. I get a little roasted malt too. Not crazy about this one but it's not bad.
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solidfunk (4722) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Citrus and a touch of nut in this. Malt has a big profile. Some light sourness. Pours amber with good head and great lacing. Tap at brewpub.
Leighton (12669) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at brother Charlie’s bachelor camp-out - CT, October 2013. Pours red-brown with a creamy topping. Tasty, bready, simple. Touches of sugary malts. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. More basic bready malts on the finish, low bitterness, faint leaves and fruit. Basic but tasty and easy-drinking.
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown almost ruby pour. Half a finger of lacing white! Aroma is caramel, a bit of toffee, and dark fruit. Taste is moderately sweet with a bitterness throughout
Lightrider (311) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into a tulip glass. Pour is a dark amber almost brown. Aroma is thick and full bodied malt with a hint of sweetness. Taste is a sweet and bitter with a thick malt back. Finish is warm. Very good ale.
Darkmagus82 (1898) - - JUL 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 7-12-14 -
Served on cask in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – The beer is served a deeper amber color with a big off white head. Upon fading the head levels a moderate amount of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The nose is mainly of roasted malt, but mixed with it are notes of dark fruit (cherry and prune) as well as some light earthy hop aromas.
Taste – The taste begins heaviest of roasted malt with some sweeter caramel notes. As the taste advances however the caramel sweet fades and more hop flavors come to the tongue. The hop begins with just some more earthy like flavors, but then lighter floral flavors develop as well. In the end of the taste the roasty flavors and hop flavors with the lack of sweetness leave a slightly bitter aftertaste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the light to medium side with the low cask carbonation giving it the classic cask creamy feel. The smoothness of the brew really suits the roasty flavors as well as the more floral and earthy hop flavors and overall suit the beer quite well.
Overall – Easy drinking and a pretty good taste. A brew and one to try if you get a chance.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a lovely rich amber hue. Soft carbonation under a loose foamy head. The beer itself is clear with no haze.
A nice aroma of complex malts with sutble nuances of caramelized malts. Hop bouquet of earthy and woody notes.
There is a nice pronounced malt character here that is rather complex in it’s additoode.
Hops are lightly present, bringing up the rear with a sutble earthy bite.
A medium body beer that’s smooth and well rounded. It’s a bit dry with a slight bitter after taste.
Classic tasting beer that’s loaded with style.
joejames (249) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to English pint. Pours deep amber, two finger head, moderate lacing. Nose is earthy, fruity. Taste is toasty sweet, earthy bitterness typical of English hops. Medium body, light carbonation, fruity mouth feel. Finishes with notes of toasty malts, dark fruits and an earthy floral little bitter tang at the end. Decent brew.