Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12oz. can into a pint glass.
The color is a dark maroon to black with about two fingers of foamy off-white head and some pillowy lacing.
The smell is a bit vegetable flavor, some string-bean and a little sour krout flavor. Some scotch tape aroma and a touch of some sticky butter flavor.
The taste is pungent punch of hops, malt and a watery mix of smelt together character. Some fight is left in the flavor but comes back when left alone.
The feel of this beer is like an old cigar. Well past it’s prime it is not worth wasting the match.
monk191 (1222) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting beer. Almost too many flavors, seem to be conflicting each other. Nice color, but not much head. Good winter beer.
drinkrealbeer (47) - Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2011
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into snifter
Appearance: bright brownish with a decent head
Smell: sweet, faint hints of hops and spice
Taste: somewhat sweet with excepted caramel and spiciness. a couple of things I can quite put my finger on. It almost taste infected with metallic and very faint vinegar notes. Just awful. I cant remember the last time I had a drain pour.
Feel: low to mid carbonation with a thin mouth feel.
Drinkability: Terrible. I’m convinced I had an infected batch. I really hope so as most of the previous stuff from 21st Amendment as been good.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
can’t remember who sent this can, but thanks!! poured a deep amber/ruby with a beige head. aroma was cinnamon, nutmeg, and dark fruits. flavor was fruity and dark fruits. body was light with low carbonation.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A disappointment. Pours a dark brown with a thick tan head. Is very sweet and malty with a horrible burnt/metallic aftertaste. Just not good.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into tall glass.
Appearance: Rich, dark brown with thick, foamy tan white head.
Aroma: Caramel, cherry, spicy & floral English hops and sweet gingerbread.
Taste: Semi-sweet caramel and roasted malts, with some cherry and spicy English hops. Ends very burnt and metallic.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, fairly light and thin body for almost 8%. Very dry finish, but that’s not the greatest thing considering the circumstances of that finish.
Overall: The burnt metallic finish just kills this, and destroys any complexity. Not really sure where the spices are either, although I thought I smelled a little.
BelgianBeerGal (3319) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can at Tank’s. Not really sure what to think about this bad boy. It seemed like a sour with a hint of spice to me? Tasted nice but not really sure it fits the description. Possible infection? Either way I liked it.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
can on 12/19/10
dark burgundy brown with a monster tan head.
it smells like metal, malt, paper bag and brown sugar.
the flavor is a combination of the aroma along with additional notes of cinnamon, prunes and nickels. the medium body is too sweet and sticky. 6/4/6/3/12
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can on 01/06/2011 from Wine and Beer Westpark. Mostly clear dark brown body with a medium creamy tan head. Spice and grainy aroma. Dry spice and astringent grain flavor. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz can thanks to ericandersnavy) This one’s dark brown. Smells roasty, toasty, smoky, cinnamon, cloves, some ash. Taste has minerally, smoky, wood, sweet boiled down malt syrup. Interesting. I like the spices in the aroma but maybe a bit much of the smoke. Though it is called "Fireside Chat" so I should forgive it for that.