TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 23, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours ruby with a fully receding tan head.
Aroma of cherry, candy, spice, dirty diaper, and honey. Taste of honey, phenols, dirty malt, sweet candy. Mouthfeel is full bodied with moderate carbonation.
SpringsLicker (3156) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to nearbeer for the bottle!
The body is a cherry mahogany color that makes a thin soapy head of mocha.
Caramel and molasses nose.
Spritzy palate, the flavor is lightly sweet, no hop bitterness.
Simple and easy to drink.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light,sweetish,malts coming up, along with a wisp of sulfur, thin sugary sweet dark fruit,and caramel taste, that drys out very quickly almost to the pont of astringency, a sour milk like lactose taste keeps peeking out. Some noticable alcohol. Merely ok
nearbeer (3774) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2012 12 oz. Dark copper-brown with ruby tints and a four-finger, creamy head that lingers and leaves nice lace. Nose is earth-spicy molasses and cocoa with slight sweet corn in the background. Tastes of twangy-sweet caramel, molasses, dry cocoa, slight sour apple, toasted nut, and grain. Near medium body is pretty smooth, but has an astringently dry finish that sweeps the malt away pretty well.
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle. Rather warm, lightly skunky malt character glows from the glass. Rather subdued, but present and rich. Vinous. A big waft of wine in the nose, cabernet. Pours clear in mid-red amber, with a tall head of suavely tanned foam. Does this have sulfites in it? Weird, heavy vinous blasts up front again. Chewy malt starts to shine. Caramel, Munich and a bittering hop edge. There’s the faintest skunkiness to the whole profile, but it’s not overly distracting. Tannins and astringency. Body is in place for the style. Could use more depth and nuance and to back off on some of the flavors that aren’t entirely desirable. Gummy hop glow in the back end.
tomaroth (31) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is a little weak on this one. Its appearence is nice with a nice head. Flaveor and after taste are pretty good. Had it at the brewery and at the Detroit Athletic Club.
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep red. Sweet mild aroma. Creamy but not much flavor. Good body. Not too much to it but still pretty good.
Silphium (3173) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear caramel red-brown body, thin cream head. Nose of caramel, sweet breads, dark fruits, and leafy hops. Somewhat medicinal. Very light body, almost a sugar water with light berries, grape, toast, and bitter earthy hops. Too thin.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This to me didn’t taste like the bottle was fresh. I was tasting quite a few beers but this had almost a stale smokiness to it.
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a very dark ruby-red color, with a small head. A nutty, caramel aroma. Slight alcohol detection. Rather sweet body, a very malty caramel character. Not very complex, but solid.