BrewBoxer (2653) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2015 JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fruity and sweet aroma with some Belgian esters? Glowing red in color with a thick off-white head and some lacing. Caramelly sweet in flavor, slight perfume from the hops, lots of toffee, twinges of old world hops and a bit of deep roasted malts. Very rich and luscious. A bit of caramel candy corn lingers. Well crafted. Every beer I have had from Horseheads has impressed!
Draft at the growler NYC. Pours a reddish brown color with a head that fades and leaves lacing on the sides of the glass. Malty mix of hops and bread in a light way beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a moderate tan head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. The aroma is caramel and overripe orange. The flavor is malty with ample caramel and some overripe orange. I’m not opposed to sweet beers; in fact I like them very much. But the overripe orange/caramel combination doesn’t really work. Mild-moderate bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied. redpooba (406) - Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2013
A reddish-brown hue with a disappearing white head. The aroma is spicy and malted, the body is big but unbalanced. The flavors are robust but not organized, there is no rhythm to this beer. I don’t know where exactly the brewery was intending to go, but he simply spun his wheels in all directions. Ron (4066) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2012 On tap at the brewery. Nice amber color, good fluffy head. aroma of mild malts. smooth, easy drinking with a sweet malt taste and a touch of hops finish. good solid beer SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Tap at the brewery: Poured an amber to reddish with a off white head. The aroma was bubblegum and malts. Taste was sweet malt and yet had a nice metallic hops finish, very English in presentation.
zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2010
(bottle - 22 oz) Murky copper pour with a very thin layer of white head. Aroma is very light and slightly sweet, almost with hints of what smells like freshly brewed iced tea. Very well balanced flavor right at the start with a good amount of malt coupled with a solid hop bite. Some of that same semi-sweet iced tea flavor going on in the middle with a dry and slightly bitter hop aftertaste. Bitterness is very light however and leaves only the faintest of hints on the palate. spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Bomber from VBM. Pours a clear copper body with a thick cream colored head with nice lacing also. Aroma is sweet caramel, nutty, cereal and light roasted vanilla notes. Flavor is sweet, a bit dry with a good toasted nuts. Got much better as it warmed. Not bad. McGarnigle (653) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Bomber. Pours clear, brick red with excellent foam afro. Medium body with light touch on the carbonation. Malty, grainy (Munichy?). A tad sweet. Estery as well. Hops are restrained; they say from England, but I don’t think they’re EKG or Fuggles. Not American citrus either. A nice beer, but might have liked it a bit drier. williamherbert (1546) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2009
Aroma is wet cardboard and chlorine. Some would-be roasted and pale malts. A bitter Euro hop presence; not up to par in the nose.
Appearance is brick red, true to its name. Bit shaving cream head. Rick and hazy, lots of bubbles.
Flavor is dry roasted malts that have a touch of caramel and butterscotch. Flowery hops, undercut by a hint of toffee. A bit unfocused but not bad. A bitter Euro hop/German malt finish.
Palate is ashy and rough on the tongue. Thicker than most ales; not smooth. Although the aroma is lacking, this is a not-horrible bittersweet beer. Slightly below average.