irishpenguin13 (38) - Leesburg, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2006
i found this one last year, i do remember not being able to stop talking about it. its well maintained and balanced. between aroma, and appearance...the flavor is more than what you would expect. aracauna (3705) - Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2003
Similiar dry grainy head as the Prelude, but this time over a deep reddish brown glowing body. The Aroma is a bit lemony and sharp with contrast with the soft butterscotch of the yeast and caramel of the malt. The Flavor is warm and earthy. They did a good job of blending the diacetyl of the yeast with the similar flavors of the malt. A hint of alcohol warmth lurks underneath. Very biscuit-like. Mouthfeel is a bit dry and fibrous, but not overly carbonated. dlovell2 (2379) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Dark amber color. Malty and hops aroma. Malt flavors with some roasted flavors. Hop finish. Great label. Please bring this beer back to bottles!!
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Tap. Fresh keg. Clear copper with a slight tan head. Spicey hoppy aroma. Malty carmel flavor mixed with hop flavor and bitterness. I thought this better than the ratings suggest. BigBen2120 (687) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2006
Translucent copper body with a finger of offwhite head. Roasty-ness and diacetyl dominate the smell. Tastes malty with hints of hops, alcohol, and diacetyl. On the higher side of medium-bodied. Very impressive. Exceeded my expectations. A hearty and tasty brew, albeit a sipper and deffinitely not something I’d want to have more than one or two of in a night. Solid brew though, definitely one of Shipyard’s best.
thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2005
This bottled brew marked BBF 4/04 sampled on 1/15/05 poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized mostly lasting off-white colored bubbles that left behind an unnoted lacing. The body contained average carbonation, was transparent and brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of brown malts caramel malts and was nice. Its mouth feel is initially tingly with a mellow palate and a aftertaste. Its flavor contained mild vinuous malty caramel notes and was tasty. A very good brew that I would like to see again! NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2006 Very bready malt aroma with a hint of some sweet spiciness. Clear copper/amber in color with a beautiful, mostly lasting, two finger thick head. Fore has a good wallop of medium bitterness hops, but the middle quickly becomes a plesant sweet malt affair with caramel, butterscotch and dark fruits playing across the tongue. Finish is mildly sweet and biscuity. A very nice amber ale. STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - APR 28, 2006
Dark tan hue with a tint of red –almost no head, small bubbles – nose of orange zest and cloves – Light to medium body – roasted malt, and nice light hops for its taste, bright - aftertaste is long and hoppy GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2002
Wow. An unbelievable winter brew. Sweet mix of flowery hops with a touch of dryness. Overall, a very enjoyable brew. MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2004
Sweet nose, malty with hint caramel, and bubblegum hints. Red copper color with a nice thin head. Mouthfeel is marked with a begenning hop bite, and then nice oily mouthfeel. Flavor is a nice sweet wheat, damn good brew, a pleasent suprise.