Bulk_Carrier (5917) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - MAY 17, 2017
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes
The appearance was a dark red almost brown color with a finger and a half’s worth of white foamy head that fell off at a decent pace. Sliding light lace.
The aroma had some honey and sweet caramel malt with some dark fruits and some earthy hop bitterness.
The flavor leaned towards the malt sweetness with the dark fruits and honey coming back to blend and bring the sweetness just a tad tighter. Aftertaste was malty sweet with a quick semi-sweet finish.
The palate was medium bodied with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine and the ABV felt good.
Overall, pretty good brown ale that I could come back to.
BeerandBlues2 (13059) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is honey and caramel malt with dates and vanilla with faint earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops, bitterness, and fruity esters with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
sonnycheeba (5909) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours hazy, dark amber with average, creamy off-white head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is mostly mute with some notes of caramel and cereal malts, light honey, floral hops, pears, and light figs. Flavor is sweet malts forward with some honey, medium fruit esters, light floral hops, and a hint of candy sugar; dry, lightly sweet finish. Medium body and low carbonation.