crossovert (9207) - Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown pour. Draft. CAramel malts and a slight specialty grain kick. Pretty standard.
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Dark red-mahogany with big, frothy, tan head, light legs / Toasty, dry nose of roast grain, roast coffee / Light to medium body, very soft carbonation, somewhat thin, hint of sweetness but mostly dry / Dull, cooked flavors of stale coffee, toast, black tea, molasses, nut / A weak effort from this usually fine brewer.
kaser (4084) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at two. Super smooth brown beer. Creamy and nutty. Want to have it again but prob can't find this again
Tmoney99 (11912) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Poured a hazy brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid dark toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex brew.
Brigadier (3250) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub
The halfway point was a transition towards to the heavier styles. Still accessible this would have been the highlight of the night if it weren’t for the behemoth that was 70K.
Aroma / Appearance - The clouded caramel base retained just wisps of the head by the time I got to it. Minimal lacing creeps down the sides. Red vines, roasted tea leaves, and malt drive a functional and effective point home.
Flavor / Palate - Malted iced tea refreshes the palate. Gentle on the senses but not mild it has a sweet playful mouthfeel. Red licorice transitions into the mildly bitter finish. This one is a home run that must have been hit from nearby Slugger Field and landed in a mash tun.