Whale’s Tale Pale Ale

12 oz can from CBX, Charleston, SC, USA. $1.99. Beautiful light copper pour with superb clarity and a nice head and decent carbonation. Despite the glass being impeccably clean, the head is not retained well and there is no lace. Clean malts and a light alcohol touch in the nose. Tastes continue the clean feel with sharp malts giving way to some middle sweetness and then a dash of hops in the ending. The aftertaste gives a pleasing and satisfying biscuit malt feel that is reminiscent of an...

Grey Lady

22 oz bottle courtesy of Tom (DrDogBeer) as part of Secret Santa 2009. Thanks. Pour is a miserable looking, pale, insipid off-yellow cloudy (almost beige) affair that looks worryingly weak in terms of body, head, retention and lace. The nose and tastes reflect the look, and frankly remind me of old dishwater. Both aspects of the beer are horribly washed out, almost as if one (or more) ingredients had been left out! The citrus and yeast elements seem as if they have been (literally) watered...

Moor Porter

Pretty interesting find at the Mellow Mushroom in Charleston, SC, USA. 750 mL bottle as pictured in the BA db. Approx. $12. Massive gusher with froth everywhere and a large amount of the beer wasted. It would have been good to read some other reviews before opening this one but either way there are carbonation problems with this brew. It's black with a real, toffee colored head. Very roasty, quite hoppy and in that respect it's a typical American version of the Porter style. I'm not really...