fata2683 (2202) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2010
bottle, pours a nice ruby amber with a medium light tan head. Aroma is sweet and slightly sour biscuit malt and lots of dry hop character. Flavor is a great balance of bread, rye, and doughy malts, with a nice punch of hops that complement the malt but don’t overpower. The malt character lingers while the hops mildly dry the tongue. Nice beer. rocbyter (2159) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Citrus hops out power the malts in this one but not by much. Cloudy dark orange color with a small whitish head. Tangy malt start finishing with a light citrus hop flavor. shadey (2152) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Dark amber color with a decent cream head. Aroma is a little sweet with some dustiness. Flavor is almost old, nothing fresh about it. Kinda heavy and bland. mcox90 (2138) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 19, 2008
22 oz bomber. Pours a deep amber color with a 1/2" cream colored head. Nose was malty with floral undertones. Flavor was slightly sweet with caramel and malt with a hoppy background. Another good effort by Berkshire Brewing Co. RCL (2032) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Flavor on this one seems to be a little shallow. Aroma is strangely reminiscent of caramel corn/Cracker Jacks. Nothing to write home about, but decent.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 3, 2013
A slightly cloudy medium brown body. A fast fading off white head, no retention. A fruity aroma seemed to dominate the aroma. Flavor was too fruity too. Some caramel malts but not enough to balance out the fruity flavor. May have been a bad bottle. SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Draft at Ten Tables in JP. Pours a rustic orange color with a small foamy off white head. Nose is lightly nutty with a light coriander spice and a hint of sweet caramel malt. Palate is full and smooth. Flavors of light spicy autumnal notes with a nice sweet malt in the finish and hints of caramel and toffee. tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Draft at Champions in Springfield. Pours a cloudy amber with thin beige head and some spots of lace. Nose of sweat socks, sour cream, some caramel, light grass. Undrinkable. I doubt it is the beer but rather absolutely filthy tap lines since beers my friends ordered on draft were also undrinkable. I won’t kill them on the rating because I’m sure it taste better than this at a better establishment. elihapa (1554) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 18, 2008
1/28/08 notes: pours amber with little head. Nice aroma of hops, and strong scented malt-sugar. Flavor is toffee, roasts, fruit (apricot?), and bock-like use of creamy malts. The latter especially evident in the sweet mellow finish. A little light on the finish, and nothing too new, but good overall. williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2009
A cloudy toffee-brown pub ale. Large rocky head. Thick lace sticks to the glass. Color turns light yellow at the edges.
The smell is the sweet biscuity aroma of a pub ale. A mild, flowery hop as well. The malt is dry and bready. Very very nice.
The malt flavor dominates the taste, like a slightly sweet amber. The roasted qualities of the malt make the sweetness work. Hops are mild and estery. Somewhere between an amber and a brown, although slightly more of an amber flavor.
The feel is medium bodied; a nice milky, creamy thickness on the way down. It’s a really easy drinking beer with goo dbody and balanced roasted/sweet flavors. Top notch.