Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Draft at Fell’s Point. Poured deep amber color with small off white head. Aroma is malty and a touch sweet. There are hints of sweet corn in the taste and it was fairly smooth. There is an alcohol warming in the finish and that surprises me because of the low ABV. boto (2262) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Draught in Fells Point: This one pours a dark, ruby tinged amber color. There was a small off-white head on it. This one has a milder aroma. Some malt sweetness, but no real hop notes at all. The taste is good. I can detect faint roastiness and faint fruits. It has a well balanced medium body, with the taste being neither sweet or bitter. A nice session beer. Stine (1796) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2007 Arundel Mills location. Light amber and very glassy pour. Detailed aroma presents dates, roasted pecans, and cranberry; tepid spices powdering the edges. Cinnamon, red apple peel, and a hint of citrus tea. Strangely complex. Bold nutty and earth flavor; bitterness in walnut skins and wet bark in lieu of even the gentlest hop assertion, becoming even a bit acerbic with raspberry seed and more apple peel a few sips in. Ample, dark and candy-like malt sweetness rests easily beneath. Crisp palate of a medium body. Altogether very pleasant; an example more nuanced than it may seem on the surface. dsm (109) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Growler from Fell’s Point. This beer’s strength is its simplicity. The balance is good, the beer is crisp, and there is less aftertaste than I expected. I would drink this anytime. jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2007
aroma was full of malty sweetness with a bit of roasted presense in the backround. beer was dark amber, just a shade less than the brown ale, pretty dark amber ale. flavor was malty, and roasty with just enough hops for balance. I would have liked a little something from the hops though, some spiceiness to go with the sweetness would have been nice. medium palate. an okay beer.
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2007
The aroma consisted of a light toast with a slight bit of chocolate malt, but otherwise not much there. The beer was brownish red with a creamy long lasting head which laced the glass. The flavor was light chocolate malt coupled with caramel and a bit of a toasty presence. The bittering emerged in the dry finish but was restrained elsewhere. The body was medium light with a moderate level of carbonation. A nice beer but a bit boring. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 07/16/2006goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 25, 2007
clear amber, whispy tan head, light sweet malt aroma, strong dry vienia malt flavor, touch of tasted character, light growing balanced bitterness in the finish
Words: Brewpub Anaopolis
much drier that before in both the aroma and flavor,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Tap @ Arundel Mills: Poured a clear mahogany color with a small persistent off-white head. The aroma was malty with a mild fruity character. The malty flavor had notes of toffee and nuts. The flavor started with a mild fruitiness and finished malty with a hint of chocolate. Light bitterness on the finish which was the first time the hops came through. Semi-dry with a light-medium body. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Draft, Bowie. Pours a dark, rust-colored appearance; off-white head with decent lacing. Light aroma, predominantly candy sugar. Light-to-medium mouthfeel: chewy malts, light citrus; basic, drinkable amber ale. Mildly dry finish, less dry and crisp than one would expect. illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Draft at Arundel Mills location Not much aroma. Pours dark amber with a faint off white head. Flavor of toasted malt and caramel, nicely balanced by spicy hops. A simple beer designed to pair with food.