Dacrza (897) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: March 17, 2016... GLASSWARE:Brew at the Zoo pint.. OCCASION: St. Patrick’s Day--observed with an appropriate Irishman... APPEARANCE: dark orange amber, almost browning, body that cascades bubbles in a balanced and full manner; the head is off-white creamy and thick, holding at a full finger... the glass drain approaches lacing appearing almost as webbing... AROMA: surprisingly hoppy, with tangerine and mango wafting with flowery scents to evoke a pale without the resin... oven-raised dough and caramel make for a balanced suggestion--hearty yet accessible... PALATE: immediate presence at the throat, kicking open the door with its maltiness and leaving a thick, toasted residue in its wake... the hops soften at the teeth, with little suggestion or staying power there... medium-bodied, warming (at 6.5%, formidable) and worth mulling over after each sip... lively...TASTE: the toastiness is overt, with toffee and caramel demanding attention... the hops are light and afford some fruitiness--apple, tangerine... a slight basement dankness is winning, as it adds strength to each sip... some nuttiness and buttery hints jam as many different angles into the profile as it seems possible... OVERALL: Great Lakes continues to impress, this time with a style that comes across as a workingman’s ale braced for the month of March... flavorful, refreshing, bolstering...definitely worth the six I picked up just for the holiday...
Carlisle (612) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours copper with thick off-white head that dissipates quickly; some lacing. Light bready malt aroma. Malty biscuit with caramel notes. Some bitterness in the finish.
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NikkTwist (2890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Irish Pol. Clear dark amber pour with white foam. Lots of dissipating wet lace. Medium-dark caramel malts. Quite sweet. Brown sugar. Hard candy. Amber fruit. Apricots. Mandarins. Hints of coffee and cola.
tmoreau (3910) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ellyn’s Tap & Grill in Glen Ellyn, IL., dispensed to a shaker displaying a clear & bright amber color, with a decent layer of tan head foam creating a wavy band of lacing that reduced to spots & strands as the liquid diminished. The nose was slightly earthy and toasted, with some biscuity & nutty hints, and a bit of caramel sweetness. Medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste added hop bitterness that was slightly roasted and earthy, a hint of woodiness/peat, and touches of tannic tartness & dryness to the finish. Offered a little Scottish flair, but very representative of the style.
Dal9000 (551) - Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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ffaoe (571) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2016
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light malt aroma. light amber in color and clear in color with light head. taste is mostly malty, slight hop finish
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Again sample from rep...pour is amber with minimal head and some light lacing...nose and mouth are malt toffee and caramel...slight bitter finish..not bad.
closey22 (1728) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep Amber with foamy thin Lacy beige head; aroma is sweet sugary malt; flava is grainy malt slight caramel; feels light to medium with lively fizz; finishes tangy malty dry
jcnielsen (3302) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an amber color with white head. Toffee, caramel, toasted malt aromas. Toast, caramel, malty, toffee flavors. Not a style I typically like, but very enjoyable version of the style.
stepthom (8) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2016 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish amber with no head. Aroma is sweet toffee and resinous. Tastes of sweet malt and toffee with a slightly bitter finish. Very drinkable.