doubelknv3 (1081) - Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Floral, sour citrus, and yeast aroma. Amber with enormous off-white head. Floral, sour fruit, and malty flavour notes. Watery, with medium bitter finish.
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. not much aroma. faint hint of hops.pours dark amber with a thick head. has a roasted carmel flavor with a bit of a coffee taste at the end. very good.
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Average beer. Pours a amber color with a nice white head. Flavors are sweet and a bit too hoppy for an oktober, but still pretty good.
JPDIPSO (5597) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bright umber color when held to the light. Tall beige head. Quite dark by style, but a good looking brew. Sweet, and lightly sour scents. Light caramel and sour dough. A light infected aroma. Second bottle with the same scent so no bottle specific thing. Fairly light and fizzy feel. Flavors of lightly toasted on the verge of being rancid nuts. Mild sweet sour sauce. Either infected or a strange funky oktoberfest. I would wager the first, but reading some other reviews, I’m not sure.
thegreenrooster (4001) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2008
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pour is a dark brown with a large tan head. Aroma is a fairly decent caramel malt and spicy hop combo. Flavor is not as good with lots of sweet malt but finishes with a horrible plastic aftertaste. What the hell is that? Its stil there way after the first swallow. This is total crap and it promised so much at the begining.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6717) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2012 Sampled on draft at the Rivertowne Inn in North Huntingdon PA this beer poured a dark caramel amber color with a small creamy khaki head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sour caramel, nutty and malty. The flavor was bitter, sour nut and toffee with a light fruity hop presence. OK.
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From Bottle. Poured Amber. Big foamy, cloud like caramel color head. Nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of malts, and grains. Flavor malts, caramels, toffee and a slight hop tang with sweetness all through. A little thin. Lingering bark flavor in the aftertaste.
Beerman6686 (6320) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured an amber orange color with an off white head. Aroma was very sweet malts and thats about it. Flavor was overbearingly sweet, not hint of hops at all. I had trouble finishing this.
blipp (8162) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 25, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a beige head. The aroma is sweet with caramel and honey. The flavor is toasted malt and burnt popcorn. Decent.
Strykzone (6717) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper color with a light orange head that offers very large bubbles. Decent retention. Aroma is faint but offers some toffee with some floral hop. Taste is surprisingly harsh with unmalted barley leading. That soon fades and floral hops move to the front along with some caramel malt and molasses. A dry bitter aftertaste.