dfinney23 (3356) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2017 MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams glass. Purchased at Randall’s Wine & Spirits in St. Louis, MO. The nose on OIA is subtle but I detect yellow raisins and malt. There is a very slight wet hay smell that reminds me of a saison. It pours a murky bronze with a nearly non-existant head, although the beer is quite cold and this could reduce the head size. I’m letting it warm up just a tad before tasting. The palate is not quite oily but silky. The alcohol adds a touch of tingle to the after taste. The carbonation is low but not too low. The flavor is malty, as expected, with just a tint of grass and a bit of mild wood. This beer would be a nice follow-up to an aggressive IPA as a counter balance. I listened to Fairport Convention and Nazareth while drinking this beer.
Refreshingly straightforward. Caramel malt with nutty, toasty grain and a lightly bitter finish. john44 (3111) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle. Amber in colour. Malty; caramel, toasty malts. Fruity; soft fruits, raisins. Hoppy; floral and spicy hops. Malty sweetness balanced against average bitterness. Dry malty fruity finish. Easy-drinking. (2011-04-10)
Ronritter (768) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2016
12oz bottle pours copper with frothy off white head plenty of lacing with a malty floral scent, taste is hop with some seasonal spice, laid back brew. Bif (2257) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2016
On tap. Pours a mahogany color with a foamy head and good lacing. Aroma of malt sweetness, with nut and hint of grain. taste of roasted malt, caramel with trace of nuts. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body smooth with a slight warming feel. Nice seasonal offering. ozzy70 (1170) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 16, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark copper, foamy tan head. Aroma was sweet malts, caramel, wood. Tate was mild sweet, caramel malts, dust. Nice.
AleJones (22) - Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Poured into a standard pint glass from the can. Smells of carrot cake and cream cheese icing. Malt forward, slight floral hop toward the end. Clean finish.
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Aroma is malts and Christmas spices/mild peppermint. The flavor is malts, Christmas spices, mild fruit and a warming finish. Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a cloudy amber color with some sediment and a creamy tan head with good retention. Its aroma featured a blend of caramel and barley malt along with some lighter grainy and grassy hops. The taste was lightly sweet and malty with a bit of coffee, along with some modest bitter and sour grainy tones. It was a fairly wet and watery beer with a lighter mouthfeel and lower carbonation. Westchesterco (2047) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2016
From a 12 oz bottle it is an clear orange Amber color with a slight head. The aroma is malty and some subtle fruitiness the taste is a strong bitter malty flavor that lingers bitter on the palate. Iphonephan (7000) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2016
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear light mahogany with an ecru head. Malty nose. Nutty flavors. Bitter finish.