AdamChandler (4910) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this at Three Penny Taproom. Paid $6 for a Pint on draft.
A - Half Finger head that was creamy. The brew itself was a red to brown deep stout looking beer but lots of red if you put up a light to it.
S - Some pine, delicious sweet malts, apples and bananas
T - Pecans, nuts and a lot of earthiness. The hops are really present but not in your face. The red lager certainly counteracts there. Nutmeg and vanilla were present with a hint of maple
M - Huge mouth feel. Lots of bubbles, about 90% carbonation on a swish. Lots of linger that’s just oh so pleasant
O - Fantastic beer that’s really only available in a small part of Vermont. If you can find it bottled, pick it up.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft. Amberish color with a red hue/ Very smooth, light hops. Very drinkable. Not very complex. Sessionable.
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big thanks to Steve for sending this bottle my way. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.
Pours a dark reddish-copper color with a thin off-white head and a bit of lacing. The nose carries some amber and brown malt. Overall, quite malty for an amber. Some piney and resinous hops come along, plus a bit of citrus. Flavor loses those hops, and is a bit earthy and malty all at once. Not too much sweetness; more generic malt flavor. Medium body with moderate bitterness through the finish. A bit disappointing for a Lawson’s brew.
jcwattsrugger (12386) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours deep red with qa tight offwhite head and trailing lace. Aroma is medium malt-roasty, spice hops. Taste is medium malt-roasty, spice hops.