vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2011
Draft @ Blind Tiger for Victory event. Amber pour with some light head. Aroma of herbal and grassy hops. Flavor is light with grassy and spice, a touch of fruit tones. JoeMcPhee (9515) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2011
Deep amber pour with a tight white head. The aroma is very earthy and herbal with a soft spicy aroma and an almost licorice character. A bit of light UK-type fruitiness (Brambling Cross?). Soft hoppiness with a long earthy bitterness. The malt don’t taste very British but the hop profile is unique and it still has that sort of stewed caramel/treacle character that you sometimes get in UK bitters. It’s a pretty unique product - especially for this side of the pond. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Sweet toffee nose with just a touch of coriander. Taste is dry with a slight bitterness, notes of cracker and toasty malts along with herbal hops. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Draft. Pours an amber toned body with a scant off white head. Grassy herbal hop tones with a lighter malt body. Crisp and refreshing mildly bitter with herbal hop tones. Nice. murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2010
On tap @ Rattle N Hum.
Light copper and hazy with an off-white head. Aroma is on the lighter side with some malty, bready notes along with citrusy hops and some light fruit notes. Smooth and dry with a light bitterness. Not much of a finish.
Slipstream (2677) - USA - NOV 6, 2010
On tap at Rattle’n’Hum Victory celebration. Lightly malty bitter, with a dash of basil-like herby bitterness. It didnt cause me to have a lot of gas or anything like that. OK. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Tap at BT. Listed as more of a "West Coast Bitter" I think? Pours a medium amber with an ok head. Aroma is toasty malts, light caramel, light burnt toast, with a mix of citrusy hops, earth, and floral notes. Flavor is toasty caramel malts, light biscuit, moderate bitter hops, some toffee sweetness, light citrus, pine earth and grass with light floral notes- some fruitiness comes out as it warms. Ok. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Tap at Kraftwork. Pours a lightly hazy copper with a smaller bubbly white head. Aroma of tea, toasted malt, floral and citrus notes. Flavor of tea, toasted malt, bready, toffee and caramel.3fourths (9357) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Earlier Rating: 7/25/2010 Total Score: 3.6
Tap at Victory. Pours a lightly hazy reddish amber with a medium off white bubbly/creamy head that laced. Aroma of toasted malt, pretzels, nuts and light noble hops. Flavor of bready malt hard pretzels toasted malt, caramel, nuts and light noble hops.
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012 clear bronze. weird soggy bath towel nose. crunchy oat porridge and bran cereal or dog food... gross smell. dishsoap dominant. soggy, pale and transparent. weirdly mild and entirely forgettable, but earlier in the night I did write "fucking gross". Leighton (22021) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2010
Draft at David Copperfield’s. Pours a clear, deep amber-russet with a strong, medium white head. Big malt aroma with crackers and caramel, along with some pine and citrus hops. Flavor begins sweet with lightly toasted malts then gives way to some nice bitterness. Light to medium in body with average carbonation. Finishes with some good malt sweetness and lingering hops. Really great beer with superb balance and unassuming complexity. I could drink a ton of this.