Leafs93 (1896) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark gold with a frothy white head. Aroma is bread, citrus and spice. Taste is sweet with light bitters. Medium bodied with sticky finish.
NikkTwist (2048) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Sugars. Dark amber pour with a minimal head. Juicy malt flavors. Red plums. Black peppercorns. Some toasted bready notes. Burnt oranges. Earthy truffles. Wildflower honey. Quite bitter on the tongue. Medium full body. Interesting notes. Lacking a bit, but still well worth sampling.
Hcgiii (30) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong taste with a full feeling all the way through. Good with heavy food.
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KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a clear medium brown with a slight orange hue and an average (1-2 finger) off-white creamy head that lasted a decent time, finally reducing to a large puddle with a medium collar and had good streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted caramel malt, citrus hops and a doughy yeast with notes of toffee, dark fruit (grapes and plums) and possessed a slight alcohol tinge.
The taste very lightly sweet and a bit malty with a hint of toffee from the start, then slowly became exceptionally bitter with a note of dark fruit and a bitter citrus peel ending. The flavor lasted a decently long time after the swallow, with a strong bitterness left lying on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was between light and medium in body and slightly dry in texture with a medium carbonation.
Overall a good powerful tasting brew with a nice bitter malty fruitiness...
RedSox2004 (1449) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden amber with a modest white head and decent lace. Aromas of biscuity malt and floral hops. Sweetness from caramel and biscuit malts up front on the palate, with a touch of offsetting hops bitterness. Light to medium body and carbonation, thin but sticky mouthfeel, and a rich malt sweetness in the finish.
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz into pint glass
A- Light amber with 3 finger lacy white head.
S- Malty, a bit of ’C’ hops.
T- Really sweet, like high fructose corn syrup sweet. A little bit of citrusy hops.
M- A bit thick, decent carb, but just cant get past the thickness.
O- Really cant get past the sweetness on this one, its not a caramelized malt sweetness, its something else entirely, just doesn’t taste right.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-14-2012 06:17:52
BVery (8064) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Mostly clear copper pour with a nice small foamy cream head. Malt, light cherry, and bready yeast on the aroma, and about the same on taste. Nothing too complex, but pretty solid and flavorful.
PhillyCraft (4071) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle and tap. Doesnt resemble a golden ale to me, dark copper color, not much head or lacing. Aromas of cherry, barley, sugar, boozey purple grapes. Taste is about the same with a sweet dark cherry, ginger, and a little citrus. I prefer Ben’s recipe to Thomas’ but still a decent american strong ale.
BillKismet (3520) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber, nice cream-like top. Crystal malt nose, a bit of spent grain and light tannins. A bit dank with some wet sock flavor. Otherwise, there is caramel, and the uprising of oxidated bits. The body is somewhat watery. Alcohol breathes onto the palate.
jcartamdg (2484) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden amber with a thick fluffy head. Aroma of creamy malts with some hop bitterness. Taste follows, a bit sweet, nice creamy mouthfeel, good beer
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