Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a rustic burnt amber color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated immediately. Sly lacing sliding right on into the beer.
The aroma has a decent blend of malty biscuity/bready/toastiness. Sly piney hop bill, somewhat bitter, but mostly only to balance.
The flavor has a rich malty caramel to toffee bill. Biscuity/breadiness again. Hops set in, once again, only to balance. Moderate balance between malts and hops in the aftertaste and flows nicely into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Moderate carbonation. Easy going on my tongue.
Overall, pretty good amber ale that I could have again. czar (8996) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
on tap at reservoir, waterbury. clear very light brown, red tint, with a decent off-white head, some retention. caramel malts, cereals - no depth here. light herbal notes. average to soft carbonation, light to medium body, very short finish. SFLpunk (134) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Thanks to DrDavid for this one! He picked it up for me at the brewery.
22oz brown glass pry-top. Sticker on bottom says "Sep 08."
Appearance: Amber brown with cascading puddy-colored bubbles and 2 fingers of off-white head. Recedes quickly leaving spotty lacing.
Nose: Sweet malt and a little mustiness. Some muted biscuity notes, almost like dry scones, and a high note of a dried dark fruit.
Palate: Medium-bodied and so-weet. Slick mouthfeel and little carbonation. Flavors of lightly toasted wood, biscuit, malted grains, dry earth, and some "fruity" characters from the yeast presumably. The hops are very subtle and in a supporting role only (the way it often is with this style), mainly there to give the beer some edges.
Notes: A solid American interpretation of an English Stock Ale. Not too fruity, not too light in the body, not too sweet, carbonation just right, edges defined without being sharp or flabby. A well made, sessionable and table-worthy beer. DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle. Malty caramel aroma, slightly sweet. Hazy amber body, small off-white head. Flavor is wonderful for the style. Lots of malt, touch of sweetness, caramel, and loads of nuts. Nuttiness continues through the finish. Smooth and very sessionable. Terrific. Ratman197 (14660) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Bomber poured a clear amber with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of fruittiness, carmel, earthiness and light graininess. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, fruittiness and light earthiness with a smooth malty finish.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2007
22 oz bottle. Deep amber/red beer. Aroma is very fruity with cherry notes and a bit of dark chocolate. Light diacetyl/butterscotch character. Flavour is fairly fruity with a soft malty sweetness. A fairly straightforward amber. Meh. VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Bomber - Poured a dark amber in color with a very little whitish head that faded very quickly... low carbonation. Aroma is pretty non-descript... not much malt and no hops. Flavor is just as non-descript... a little sour with some fizziness... just not much there. Pretty disappointing. Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Gross. Sorry, but gross. I’m thinking that the BW is the only decent thing this brewery makes. Grassy, musty, sour, bitter, nasty without a trace of sweet malt and a slick oily palate to boot. Couldn’t finish it. beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2005
Clear caramel amber pour with a thin white head. Sweet aroma of alcohol and spices. Decent flavor of caramel, alcohol and spices. The body has a light to medium thickness with a dry mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Unremarkable. MartinT (9795) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
Grassy, herbal hoppiness playing within the caramel-coated apples. Dirty yeast attempts to sabotage the subtle interplay at work.
A hint of tartness rises from the rampaging dirty yeast. Not infected, but intrinsically fishy, malt sweetness is muddled to a blur, and not much else from the dusty yeast can be tasted. Another very disappointing product from Rock Art.
Too tired to clean up behind the couch.