Sammy (12610) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2008
Light colour, not much head. Average aroma, there is some English hop there. Average mouthfeel. Easy drinking, nice to have a clear head and 5% so I can keep on trucking. A bit drying, and satisfying though not blown away by bold flavour.
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Pours a nice copper amber color with absolutely no head. Aroma is a pleasant cereal and malt. Taste is a real let down...I expected it to taste like an oak barrel for some reason. Very thin. Taste is light honey and marris otter. Below average for the style. ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2008
Hazy amber colour with an off white head. malty, caramel sweet aroma with fruity and floral notes and hints of honey and alcohol. malty, caramel and honey sweet flavor. DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2008
Date: 09/01/08, 12 oz. bottledouglas88 (9572) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2008
Aroma - Malty, with notes of grain and caramel, earthy and herbal hop character
Appearance - Clear amber with a medium off white head that lasts well, and some good lace
Flavor - Dark caramel and dark fruit sweetness, and a late appearing soft indistinct bitterness
Palate - Medium body and carbonation, smooth, slightly sweet palate
Overall - A solid pale ale, sessionable, although perhaps slightly sweet
Bottle drank at the Bayou. Pours a clear copper color with a medium off-white head. The aroma is mostly subdued hops, quite light but nice. The flavor was full of smooth citrus hops, grapefruit and floral flavors. A strong bit of caramel malt balances it out. A touch of fruit, and no notice of barrel aging except perhaps in the mellowness of this brew. Nice though, and I could drink many of these.
Reid (2609) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Average looking amber coloured beer, small off white head.
Lovelly aromas though, spicy,malty, fruity..floral. and woody.gorgeous.
Mainlly malty ..semi sweet flavours, English leafy hop in the back and after taste, slightly toasty.
Kinda thin on the palte..though thats not really a bad thing in this weather.
Overall a nice English style plae ale..could be a good session if it lost 1% of its alcohol. troopie (2410) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Draught. Poured red amber with thin head. Spicy aroma, with much floral. Malty flavour, with a bit of flatness also toast notes. Balanced finish. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Pours amber, very clear, with a smooth white head. Toasted malts up front, fruity and a touch spicy in the hops. I didn’t pick up much barrel character in this. Also, this felt a bit watery on the palate, very soft carbontation, maybe a bit more and some more barrel character would come out. raphael (1288) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2008
Caramel, pine & plywood. The head holds on a while over clear darkish armber. A little flat in the bottle, flavors of caramel, whole wheat bread, lemon, oak & a hop edge. citrusy finish apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2008
Orange amber pour, light aroma of floral hops. Smooth, sweet taste, a touch of grapefruit with bright crisp finish. I can’t taste much of the barrel. Nice on the palate if a little thin.