Nephilium (1770) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild spice aroma, pours a highly carbonated, clear amber with a large white head. This is a dry beer, with some spice in the flavor, and a lingering bitter finish. Not a bad beer, with the alcohol very well hidden.
mattern33 (106) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.medium amber clear color. Malty flavor on palate. Medium/bold taste. Little to no hop aroma.
GSH1976 (307) - Delaware, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, light copper with lots of head that dissipated quickly leaving some nice lacing. Aroma is pale malts and bread with some sweetness (toffee?). There are some other scents I cannot discern. Taste is sweet with a little tartness in the finish like green apples but the sweetness has an almost artificial sort of flavor. Medium bodied and overall a mediocre beer.
ryanscourt (1403) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not totally sure what is going on here but doesnt seem like a whole lot. Strong beer but alcohol is well hidden. There seems to be some caramel malt flavor as well as some sweetness, and pine.
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong solid ale. Medium body not too heavy and packs a punch yet very drinkable. Piney hops and strong barley notes throughout.
tcane7 (1672) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Seasons 52. Pours a clean amber with some off white head and lace. Nose of roasted malt, caramel, doughy yeast. Somewhat creamy, sweet but not very boozy. A little nutty with hints of vanilla.
jcos (1850) - Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location/Date:Bottle on 2/26/2013 from Jay.
Appearance: Pours a dark caramel cloud.
Aroma: Aroma of bready malt.
Taste: Sweet. some bready malt, no hop.
Summary: Not a bad stronger golden ale, better than other Yards Tavern beers I’ve had (the spruce), not great but not bad.
jkwood04 (5379) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a lager glass. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of pale and caramel malts plus some floral hops and dough. Flavor about the same, with a surprisingly small presence of alcohol. Average texture. An interesting beer, and if it’s the recipe that Thomas Jefferson actually drank then I feel privileged to have had this beer.
Dacrza (920) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Situation: a Lego-rebuilding Thursday night...
Glassware: Howard’s Pub pint...
Appearance: bright orangee body with a thick, frothy white head...steady effervescence...
Aroma: floral and citric as expected...robust and pleasant...
Palate: nicely balanced, medium-nodied ale; creamy smooth, fortified beeyond the average weight...at 8% abv, the alcohol is not overstated here...
Taste: sprucey, hoppy, aggressively biting with citric-orange at the fore...entirely drinkable, despite its strength...
Overall: a beautiful, simple reminder of what an ale can be--strong but drinkable, aggressive but rewarding--worth the sampler purchase by itself...
Claymeister (74) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2012
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a copper color with a small white head. Aroma is bready, grains and some pine. Light body and somewhat watery. Alcohol is well disguised for 8%. This beer was a disappointment for me and not impressive.