Ed5388 (2236) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2oz sample at International Great Beer Expo (Meadowlands). Pours pale gold color with a small head of foam. Aroma of honey and wheat. Taste of bitter citrus hops, honey, and wheat.
stevoj (2336) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap ( beer engine) at the Industry. Dark golden with creamy head, nice hoppy aroma and hops in taste , creamy and smooth. No evidence of the elevated ABV.
BeerandBlues2 (10074) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Philly’s Tavern. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, dates, earthy and woody hops. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
iphigeneia5 (2) - - DEC 29, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
A fairly hoppy beer with wonderful honey and rye sweetness ro balance the bitterness. Bit of a lingering finish but very light on the palate. Pairs well with rustic red meat based dishes (beef stew, cottage pie, etc).
Theydon_Bois (9947) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at Christine and Daves thanks to DLJ, 27/11/13.
Clear golden amber with a moderate off white covering that retains well.
Nose is bready malt, toffee, biscuit, bitter fruit tang, woody, scorched brown sugar.
Taste comprises toffee, faint hop backbone, bitter orange, touch of booze.
Medium bodied with a little oomph, dry, fine carbonation with a lick’o’booze in a sweetish finish.
Ok drinkable affair but lacks depth for the ABV and not one I’d choose to revisit.
jsmerig (1291) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish orange copper color with a light white head and good lacing. Aroma yields a bit of a yeasty note mixed with syrup. Taste is orange, vanilla slightly tart finish with a caramel beginning. Mouthfeel is average. After a while I noticed a distinct cherry flavor rounding out the taste.
chandler0201 (645) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper pour with small white head and medium lacing. Aroma was very malty and bready with hint of spice I could not think of. Flavor was very malty with some cinnamon and maybe cloves, and a slight alcohol burn in the finish.
agtorange8 (5) - - NOV 22, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on tap when at the Irish Pole. Strong. .…..................................
DrinkinWell (290) - - NOV 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper color. Sweet malty flavor with hints of citrus. Smooth finish with balanced hoppy notes.
jrodooo5 (1079) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good copper pour w/ a big white head that slowly fades & leaves good lacing. The aroma is of sweet malt which is similar to the taste. Crisp yet very smooth at 8%. This is a very solid beer and exceeded my expectations.