NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2014 crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice clear amber body with a beige head that had good retention and great lacing. Aroma had caramel malts upfront, some floral hops and a mild but off putting dirt presence. Flavor was nice mostly one dimensional but nice. A good sweet malt presence and some mild hops. It had almost no bitterness to it, but at the same time was not overly sweet being that all I could get is sweet malts. Finish was nice and smooth. Decent beer.
12 oz bottle. Pours copper amber in color with a light medium head. This is pretty much just a solid American ale. Nice grassy hop note with enough malty character to balance. Crisp finish. Darkmagus82 (2303) - - JUL 25, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-4-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a deep ruby almost brownish color with a two finger tan colored head. The head fades over a few minutes to give a light level of lacing.
Smell – The smell is heaviest of roasted malt. Mixed with this aroma are lighter notes of toffee and some coffee.
Taste – A sweeter roasted malt flavor meets the tongue. The sweetness is of toffee while the malt is of roasted barley. In the middle these flavors are met with mild dark fruit flavors. Toward the end some light pine hop notes enter the flavor and bitter it slightly with it helping to balance out some of the sweetness nicely.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer was creamier then I would have expected with a carbonation level that is quite average. The creamier body really suits the roasted flavors quite well while the carbonation creates just the right amount of tingle for the sweet flavors.
Overall – Nothing too spectacular, but not a bad session amber. MacBoost (1939) - Victor, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Pours a light and translucent brown with a tan head. Aromas of cocoa and a light roast. Taste is slightly bitter and semi dry. Flavors of cocoa, some dried tobacco. A slight hop bite. Finish is dry chocolate and tobacco. Low hop presence. Ok. mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Aroma is caramel, raisan and fig. Dark red pour, medium head and lacing. Taste is caramel and bit of a malty backbone. Mouthful is medium with decent carbonation. Overall good but not great. Itzjerm (3126) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Carmel watery flavor. Very nice Carmel toffee aroma. Thin on tongue. Slight sweet.
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shrubber85 (11618) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle. Caramel chocolate malt aroma - metallic notes initially. Dark brown with small head. Mildly sweet light chocolate malt and lightly bitter herbal and metallic flavor. Watery finish. Patrickctenchi (6732) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Clear, deep brown with a puffy tan head.
Cola, caramel aroma.
Taste is caramel malt, spicy hops, a hint of nut, toast.
A bit weak, but a decent flavour. Drjohnrock (841) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Beer Of The (Every Other) Month Club. Rather dark ruby/amber hue, small tan head, nice sweet malty aroma with some earthy note, sweet malty taste with a little too much carbonation and a finish that has a nasty macro-type bite. Still, not bad overall jsmerig (1682) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Pours a dark ruby red. Very dark in fact. Aroma of pine and citrus hops with a slight cherry note. Taste is dark mildly sweet and roasted to start with a lingering smokiness and spiciness from the hops. Leaves a tingle behind. Coffee notes mixed in to the finish as well.
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12oz bottle. Pours a dark amber color with 2 fingers of tan head. Aroma of caramel, and a hint of nuttiness. Taste is caramel, slight chocolate, roasted nuts, and a bit of earthiness.