Lightrider (311) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into a ale glass. Pour is a light honey Amber with a fine head. Aroma isn’t very strong but its bitter. Taste is bitter malt. Finish is warm and lasts a long time.
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Aroma of rye, malt, and slight resin hop. Pours deep red/brown with a nice white malty head. Taste is malt forward with some nice rye and earthy hop. Overall, tastes like a really good homebrew. The weakest of Yards’ presidents methinks.
Maverick34 (2338) - New York, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured I don’t know. Some malts with a bunch of weird berries. Not that great IMO.
joejames (157) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours amber golden, two finger head with some lacing. Aroma of is peppery with honey and caramel notes. Taste is complex yeasty sweet, only a slight spruce bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly sticky mouth feel. Finishes sweet with notes of caramel, yeast, apple, sour cherry, honey and slight alcohol. Good beer but I would prefer more hops but I’m not T J.
DedicatedToFun (2951) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, orange pour white head nose is caramel, taste is strong boozy, some toffee citrus
gripweed57 (756) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Deep orange gold color. Foamy beige head of two fingers high. Nice clinging lace. Aroma is slightly fruity malt with a slight rye grain and baked bread touch. Complex, fruity toasted malt flavor has notes of honey, rye, nuts and citrus hops. A mouthful of complexity. Some alcohol taste in finish.
chicagobears (424) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden pour into Belle-Vue snifter. Up front aroma of honey and some floral notes. Bready with a spicy rye flavor. A nice honey sticky sweetness in the finish. It is amazing to think Thomas Jefferson was brewing ale of this quality. Feels like getting a taste of history.
dalekliz (880) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours an amber-red with a white head. Sweet and tart aroma, of cherries, yeast, apples, malt. Crisp taste, lots of yeast, malt, berries. Lingering crisp yeast. Nice.
Bulk_Carrier (2229) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a semi-dark hazy reddish brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing running around in some clingy rings.
The smell had a light caramel sweet maltiness here and there. A little honey and Rye help to complement.
The taste took those previously mentioned flavors and gave a decent wheat in the flavor.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat there to provide a good rounded edge of bite.
Overall, pretty good American Strong ale I’d have again.
Cuso (4974) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade with jtclockwork, many thanks James. Dark amber golden color with medium off-white head. Malt, caramel in aroma together with notes of liquor. Taste, sweet malt, caramel, nutty notes, alcohol. Light hoppy bitterness in finish. Good.
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and floral hops. Sweet caramel malt with light fruity esters. A touch of floral hops on the end. Medium body with food carbonation. A very light bitter finish too. I wish there was more hops here