Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2011
On tap in Matthews nc, kinda Scottish, pour representation. Get it, "pour" lol. Again astringent and off flavors. radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Draft at Hops Grillhouse & Brewery, Alexandria. Poured a clear caramel/reddish-amber color, small off-white head. Aroma was sweet malts, with touch of roasted notes. Flavor was sweet malts, roasted malts. Ratman197 (15620) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2011
On tap at Hops Golden Colorado poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of carmel, toffee, light fruittiness and a hint of smoke. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering carmel finish. Immy (1958) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 21, 2008
On tap at the Newington, CT. brewpub. Clear brown with a thin tan head. Nose and flavor mirror - Sweet malt, light, sweet nuts and a light peaty smokiness. Not bad. UNCCTF (588) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Charlotte, NC - University location. I can’t say I understand the low ratings on this one - I thought it was full, balanced, and had a very nice dry-hoppy finish. One of the better Hops brews I’ve had.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Brown Coloring with Off White Head. Malty Aroma...Dry Hoppy Notes with Smokey Flavor. Overall Pretty Bland and Still Reaching to Be an Average Brew. hopdog (13249) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2005 On tap at the Bradenton location. Poured a dark brown color with a small off white head. Aromas of toffee and a little earthy. Light butterscotch and caramel in the tastes as well. badgerben (5378) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Dark brown color with a medium head. Malty and smoke-riddled aroma. It has some of that good chocolate and smoke flavor, but then looses it when combined with the grain silo this tastes like. Not groovy. DYCSoccer17 (3714) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 21, 2005
Draft at Manchester, CT location. Metallic, caramelly/butter roasted malts in the nose. Transparent mahogany amber with a small off white head. Thin, mildly sweet and sugary start with roasted choco-maltiness to finish. Thin and below average. This beer does nothing to make itself stand out.