Bulk_Carrier (5934) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - JAN 25, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a dark orange muddy close to brown sort of color with a thin white foamy head that died off at a decent pace.
The aroma breathes in fruity estery British hops, moving clearly without any soapiness normally associated with the style. Caramel and vanilla sweetness. Sly tickle of biscuitiness.
The flavor blends everything together and adds a touch of earthy to grassy hoppiness, somewhat bitter and a low key spiciness. Sly earthy to grassy and caramel aftertaste running into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Moderate carbonation. Moves nicely on my tongue.
Overall, this one was a pretty good English Bitter, do-able for the style and beloved with some fish níchips.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draft @ brewpub) These guys use so many different names for their beers that Iím not sure if Iím drinking something new or if Iím just dealing with a re-naming of an older beer here...Anyway pours lightly hazy amber with about one finger of off-white head. Smell is fruity hops along with some caramel and vanilla. Medium-bodied. Taste is light to medium bitterness from start through finish which overlays the hop fruitiness and the light caramel and vanilla. Lightly bitter aftertaste. A little bit weakish but good.