Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 12, 2017 radio_nowhere (1472) - Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2015 Always down for the latest local brewery offering. 12oz bottle into pint glass, reddish-amber color with thin creamy off-white head. Aroma of heavy caramel/toffee noted malts and that’s it. Taste is much the same, somewhat bready with very minimal of hop taste. Medium palate, low carbonation and clean finish. No aftertaste. Not complex (per the style) and straight forward.
Poured into a mug, the appearance was a nice looking burnt amber color with a finger’s worth of sustaining white foamy head that fell off at a decent pace. Light stringy lace.
The aroma had a good blend of toast, caramel/toffee malts, leather, dried leaves and a light honey right before some earthy hop spice slid in for a fairly nice blend.
The flavor leaned towards the sweet side and though the hop spice didn’t fully blend all of the way, I wasn’t worried so much about this one. As the aftertaste seemed to take the toast and malts towards that light hop spice decently.
The feel was about medium bodied, perhaps just a touch under with a fairly nice sessionability about it. Good carbonation and the ABV felt fine as well.
Overall, finally, I was getting worried as the other two Flying Dog bottles seemed to be off kilter to me. This one saves the day! I can relax now. Davros IX (354) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2017
2016 catch up - Bottle at home - A nice beer. Great colour, lots of malt and a really good mouth feel. It was nice to try, but not something that I would seek out again.
alobar (3782) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2017
Clear copper color with aroma of toasted malt, honey, and caramel. Toasted malt, bread flavor with caramel and honey. Quite nice. PugUglyBrewer (653) - - APR 8, 2017
Clear, dark amber color with a whispy head of white foam. Aromas and flavors of toasted grain, caramel, and slight bit of dried dark fruit. Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2017
Toasty aromas, caramel, biscotti, light green earth but not really hoppy. Clear ruby with a fairly lasting white head. A little sweet, malty. Medium bodied.
Thisis12ptfont (1191) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Aromas of dark grain malts, caramel, honey, oats and barley. Pours a dark brownish amber with heavy lacing and thin white foam. Taste brings heavily carbonated caramel, crisp yeast, wet cardboard, grain malt, oats and faint hops. Overall, pretty basic but better than macro irish beers. ryanscourt (1471) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2017
Characteristic toasted flavor. Medium body. Fairly dry finish with touch of sweetness. Good floral hop balance. MisterTrick (8) - Olney, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2017 does not count
Rich smokey aroma, malty and rich, touch of spice, pleasant semi bitter after taste, complex Irish ale, highly recommend ganache (5896) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2017
Bottle. Nose is malty, dirt plus caramel, lightly sweet, touch of fruity ester and honey. Pour is halfway between amber-brown and tawny-golden, meeting in a sinister dull orange, head is cola-like and fizzes itself out. Taste is medium-sweet with light-medium bitter, gets a biscuity-woody resolution that makes up for some of the naked metal and "dirty" earth, otherwise the light honey and subtle toasted/caramel are very welcomed. Light-medium body but never watery, and this is pretty drinkable. Dirty soda, how fitting! :) [2017.03.09: 2.9] ffaoe (792) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2017
malty aroma. red and clear in color with short lived head. medium body, malty flavor with notes of medium caramel malts, very faint note of honey.