Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 2/24/10. Poured into a mug. This pours a crystal clear amber with a thick off-white head on top. Retention was weak; left little lace. Scents of roasted malts, caramel, and light cocoa. Nice.
The body was a bit on the spritzy side. Carbonation level could be tamed down somewhat. Nice malty backbone with a touch of hoppy bitterness, and a sweet finish. This was plenty quaff-able. I enjoyed this one a lot. Could become a staple this spring. blipp (9501) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours deep gold with an off white head. Malty aroma with some light toasted bready notes and a light sweetness. The flavor is malty and lightly sweet, with light bready notes and light toasty notes. Not bad. j12601 (12973) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a lightly hazed orange golden brown with a medium sized yellowed beige head. Caramel and toast on the nose, sweet and toasty. Medium bodied, light sweet malt, bananas and toast, light yeast. Toast, sweet finish, overall not too bad. williamherbert (1546) - Syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2010
The aroma is intense cherry liqueur, with a heavy lacquer. There is really something off about the scent.
The appearance is triaminic red-orange. Healthy fluffy head. Clear with good carbonation.
The flavor is strong cherry cordials. Sweet malts, reminiscent of toffee. A very astringent finish, like nail polish. It’s very sweet and buttery, but passable. Touch of butterscotch, with a metallic finish.
Thick and slick, buttery feel. It’s a very sweet and astringent beer. Cherries and toffee. Eh, not that bad but no repeat needed. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle on 09/03/2010. Clear copper amber body with a medium frothy off-white head. Sweet caramel, and toasty malt aroma. Sweet caramel flavor with light toasty malt. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Pours a transparent deep copper amber with a spotty lacing cream-colored head. Has a semisweet toasty grainy German malty nose with a touch of noble hops. Starts with good fullness and a grainy caramel malty sweetness well balanced with some slightly resiny earthy green hops finishing drier crisp and bittersweet. Very true to style and enjoyable. bubbleflubber (2231) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Pours a nice amber-chestnut into the glass, with a 1-finger eggshell head that reduces to a thin cap that leaves soapy webbed lace. The nose is of very candied sweet malt. Flavors are similar, very sweet upfront and finishing somewhat unilaterally, albeit burnt toffe-esque. Not bad, with a smooth mouthfeel, just not expanding on the complexities of better, top-tier bocks. Subtle carbonation inside a medium body. Decent, and would have again. Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2010
it pours a deep amber color with a small, foamy, off-white head. The nose is light with notes of caramel malt and a touch of sweetness. The flavor is lighter than I was expecting with notes of cracker, malt, and light caramel. The body is much lighter than I was expecting leading to a fairly clean finish. Overall rather ho-hum. DialSquare (5103) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2009
12oz bottle. amber pour with a thin off-white head. aroma is sweat toasty grains and bread. taste follows suit - also with caramel and nuts. a little sticky sweet for me. unclemike (3160) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 11, 2009
sample at the brewery red amberish color no bittertaste hard to put a finger on this beer a ok beer.