Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Riley’s World of Wines in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a clear cola brown colored brew with a thick light beige head that has excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted chocolate malt, a hint of caramel, floral hops and some dark pitted fruits. Taste is medium bodied, average carbonation with flavors of toasted dark malts, some light Baker’s chocolate, floral hops and a touch of yeast. Finish is slightly dry at first followed by some toasted chocolate malt and a short lived bitterness. A decent bacon & American cheeseburger porter.
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Poured medium-dark brown with a creamy khaki head. The aroma picked up cocoa and oatmeal notes with light herbal accents.. not a whole lot going on, but it was aiight. The flavor found more the blonde ale that the label mentioned.. toasted grains and light bready notes joined sweeter chocolates and vanilla on the middle.. sharp, tangy notes and carbonation over a bit of toasted cocoa on the finish.. it only worked OK. Sharper than I hoped for on the palate, with high-ish carbonation.. became a bit hard to drink.
BrewHaMeister (155) - - APR 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours a reddish brown with a medium off white head. Aromas of roasted malt, bread and caramel. Slight bitterness. Nice.
bytemesis (3028) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear mahogany, small creamy beige head, good lacing. Aroma is roasty, cocoa, Ashes, perhaps honey. Medium sweet, light bitter. Medium body. Mostly porter, not much blonde. Not bad.
AWISLguy (1196) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Breeze Thru. Pours black with an off-white head - a bit incongruous. Some streaks of lace. Aroma has caramel and ashy roast. Eventually down through the glass possibly some chocolate. Taste is of sweet caramel, light roast and some bittersweet bakers chocolate. Light to medium bodied. Some alcohol presence. Finishes short and somewhat watery, and to the sweet side of bittersweet. A fair brown ale, which is certainly damning with faint praise.
BVery (5988) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Deep brown pour with a small off white head. Aroma is a mild roast and semi-sweet chocolate. Taste is a bit odd - sort of a soured porter. Meh.
Cousin_Larry (296) - - MAR 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thought that a blended beer would be interesting. I was wrong. This brew had the worst traits of a blond ale and a porter.
wlajwl (3772) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is nutty/toasted malts, light chocolate/coffee and dark bread. The flavor is dark bread, light fruit, dry/nutty malts, a hint of chocolate and a tangy/sour finish.
madvike (2682) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Blended beer? It’s like gueuze...or something (and by something I mean marketing). Pours deep dark brown with ruby tints and a foamy white head. nose is a weirdly soured ashy dark roasty malt, grainy and sweet, with a lot of milkiness to it. Taste is sweet and milky, with ashy dark roast, a little chocolate, and a bit of graininess. Thick and well-carbonated. Just tastes like a lightly soured porter. Huh.
nuplastikk (4299) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Translucent brown-burgundy body, looks filtered. Steady beige head. Chalky chocolate aroma, sweet caramel. Pretty insipid, but has enough vanilla and chocolate tones to make it work. Comes off relatively clean, drinkable. Roasted malt, chocolate, caramel. Pretty straightforward, inoffensive.