Tmoney99 (15034) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2005
Darft at Arbor Brewing. Dark red color with medium head that diminished slowly. Good complex aroma malt, citrus and sweet tone. Light to medium body with smooth texture. Above average flavor with a well balanced medium finish. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2009
12 ounce bottle from mibirder. Thanks! Pours a deep nearly cranberry red color with a very large head that won’t go away. Nice lacing. Aroma of grain, grassy hops and a light tart note. Taste is bitter hops, very strong nutty notes, caramel and light grain. Medium bodied. A little off kilter but decent. Dogbrick (13986) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2007
Sample at the brewpub: I can’t think of a brewpub that has ever had more than one bitter available at the same time. The beer is a murky brown/orange color with a nil off-white head and spotty lacing. Roasted malt and piney hops aroma. Medium-bodied with a toasted malt character, as well as some nutty and hoppy flavors. The finish is clean and fruity with a mild hops aftertaste. An interesting contrast to the Huxell I tried immediately prior to this, considering they are technically the same style. This one isn’t quite as good but still a decent brew. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2006
On tap at the Arbor Brew Pub. Poured a deeper and cloudy dull copper color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of light roast, citrus, some caramel, and very light spice. Tastes follow the same. Light lacing left on the glass. Sammy (12844) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2007
Amber colour with turned up turned on roasted malt, lots of malt, and lots of lace. Overall an average beer. There is saaz hop and C hop taste in here. I have had similar tastes, though not quite this combination. Points for it, and it may appeal better to others. Decent mouthfeel.
jcwattsrugger (12549) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2008
12 oz bottle-pours a thin light tan head and brown/red color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-molasses/chocolate, some nutty/peat/smoky, earthy. Taste is medium/dark malt-molasses/chocolate, some nutty/peat/smoky, earthy. Mild carbonation. deyholla (12439) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a thin tan head. Aroma was full of pine and floral hops with a slight undertone of grains. Flavor began with grainy malts and then the pine hops take over for a bitter finish. hopscotch (11305) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Bottle... Dark, hazy, burnt orange ale with a large, fluffy, khaki head. Terrific retention. The nose is herbal and floral with notes of black tea, carnations and tangerine. The flavor leans a touch on the bitter side of balance and is citrusy and dry. The cascades wash away almost all signs of residual sweetness. Medium-bodied with a harsh mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. Bone-dry finish. cubs (10721) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Tap @ Arbor. Cloudy, dark orange appearance with a tan head. Roasty, dark malty, dull earthy hoppy aroma. Roasty, slightly charred, pale malty, earthy hoppy flavor. arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark red-copper pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, nuts, some toasted bread, hints of spice, some resinous and piney notes in there but focused mainly on the malt. Taste is toasted malts with nuts, caramel, dark sugars into a touch of fruit, hints of bread, some grassy and spicy notes, finishing bitter, dry.