Troupis (280) - - DEC 26, 2017 cblado (298) - Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper color, slight head. Aroma is malty, some sweet caramel notes as well. Flavor is extremely malty, with a crisp hop finish. Palate feels a bit thin. Overall, though, I enjoyed this beer very much. The flavor is quite a surprise, much maltier than I would expect.
Good for what it is but not a beer I’d pick up and drink though great on a cold day and a need for a marley-forward beer.
Great looking beer with little aroma and a simple grain forward palate.
Bottle day after Christmas in sub zero temps.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone hershiser2 (3834) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2017
Bottle with many thanks to Drake! Pours deep amber to brown with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel, slightly sweet dark fruit, minor spice. Flavor is bitter tangy grasses, green and brown leaves, caramel malt, walnut. pkbites (1006) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2017
Lovely reddish brown pour. Faint head, some lacing on the glass. Malt and tea aroma. Lighter malts and a watery mouthfeel. OK but not stupendous. ON tap at Jacksons Blue Ribbon Pub, Milwaukee. bubblehouse (1624) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 10, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2018 Drank previously but didn't have time to rate at that particular time. just getting around to it. Carlisle (865) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2017
Draft. Pours red-amber with off-white head and substantial lacing. Bread malt aroma. Light bread malt with some stone fruit notes. Light body.
StoutBeerReviews (275) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Candy sweet, mild, decent consistency and minimal hop. i was expecting more malt but really this is fine. almost too mild tbh joet (2675) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2017
A clear dark amber with a generous collar of fine ivory foam. It's a vibrant old-worldish malt backbone with assertive hops as well. Too fresh and resolute to feel European. A bit of nut spice and holiday tasting. The feel is crisp with a lingering mild piquancy, after a medium light body feel, slightly round, barely creamy. There's either not much here or a whole world to dive into depending on your willingness to travel. This beer has carved out a unique and wonderful place among today's converging options. Joy. jbruner (5470) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2017
Pours a clear copper red on tap with bubbly off-white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of clean toasted malt and nuttiness with a light fruity ester and earthy spicy hop not. Taste is less intense than the nose, but still some solid fruity esters over toasted malts and earthy hop. Solid for what it is, seems to be the theme of the brewery. drsandman (1672) - New York, USA - SEP 5, 2017
Very very aged bottle (2011), thanks to the Duke. Pours deep amber red, off white head. Aroma is raisin, malty, caramel, prune, tea. Flavor is sweet candied fruit, malt, cherry. Medium/full bodied sweet amber mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Dave..amber/brown pour with a fluffy white head..aroma of spices..hoppy,spicy,earthy..nice winter style ale.