buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - APR 20, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Colour is sort of a deep copper over-brewed Earl Grey with a fairly thin off white head of foam. Not an incredible array of smell coming to me...some raisin and prune essence and maybe some doughy shortbread kind of feel. Taste resembles more of the sugared dark fruits, some yams, banana, slight herbal and clove tastes happening. The body seems really thin and the overall taste is a little too sweet for my liking. but this was a fine drink to try, nonetheless.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Sample Date: 4/12/2010 Source:Other) Chocolate and bubble gum aroma. Clear deep amber. Chocolate and yeast fruitiness with some hot alcohol. Quite sweet and syrupy. Lacks a lot of complexity.
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A couple of sample pours at a local beer tasting event from a 12 ounce can. Very dark brown, average head, some bubbles noticed rising up from the glass. Sweet malty smell, earthy grains A little bit on the sweet side, with lots of dark fruit flavors like raisins and plums. I was expecting a tinny metallic taste from the can, but pleasantly found none. Maybe a little bit thin on the palate for such a big beer, but overall is very smooth. Nice carbonation and finish kept me coming back for more. I think this would go great with a hearty meal, or stands up well by itself. Despite the 8.3 ABV, was very smooth -- could drink more than one of these. The cans would make it ideal for some place where bottles are prohibited like a pool, etc.
Tmoney99 (13068) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Poured clear brown color with a large frothy light brown head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Medium complex sweet malt and yeast aroma. Medium sticky body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet malt and yeast flavor with medium sweet with small alcohol bite finish. Good sweet complex brew.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Texas Blue Bonnet Brew-Off. Pours a reddish brown with beige head. Aroma of some light malt, a bit of light farmhouse and light dark fruit. Flavor is very much the same with a light sweetness added. Mouth feel is medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, I say light alot but all these flavors blended in very nicely to make a solid beer....I very much enjoyed and look forward to having it again!
LilBeerDoctor (3663) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Pours a clear dark brown with a small white head. Aroma of sugary malt, soda, vegetal spices. Flavor of sweet, candy-like malt (like Sour patch kids), super sweet with some fruity notes. Very sugary and a touch of sour. Wow, really weird quad. Nothing really comes out except the sugary sweet candy-like notes. Sugar bomb.
Butters (4020) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled at the Slutfest. Weird. Chocolate and bubblegum? raisin and plum and brown sugar with some alc heat. Glad it’s in a can, cool name, but not that great of a brew.
JaBier (6496) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can sample at a tasting. Pours clear amber with a medium beige head. Fruity and malty nose with caramel, yeast and some banana. Caramel malty flavor with bananas and a boozy finish.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear brown pour with wispy head. smells like a typical brown, with slight bread, earthy hops, and a touch of sugar. tangy, citrus hopped flavor that is overly sweet and barely appetizing. ugh
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours an almost dried blood color (go figure), small tan head. Malt, caramel, herbs and some subtle cherry notes in the background of both the nose and tongue.