kaser (2014) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brownish pour with sticky white head. Carmel smell and taste. Skunky taste. I guess I just don't like this style.
WJSchlo (5) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - AUG 13, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium to dark color, very little head, malty flavor with a smooth finish, drinks well
BoostIPA (1052) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear, light brown with minimal head. Aromas of nuts, some roast, some caramel. Taste is similar. Low carbonation, thin mouthfeel. Finishes sweet. It’s ok.
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Lighter sweet malts, some toasted grainy notes, toffee, and light earthy notes. Pretty good.
jtclockwork (6904) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Blipp’s surprise tasting. Pours dark brown. Small off white head. Nose and taste of lightly roasted barley and malt, caramel and sweet malt. Medium body.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Brian’s suprise birthday tasting. Pours clear amber with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and caramel. Taste of sweet malts and some nuttiness and a fairly clean finish.
jcnielsen (1638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle in Iowa City. Thanks to adnielsen for sharing. Pours a medium brown color with white head. Toffee, slight roasty, nutty flavors. Pretty standard but uninspired dunkel.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Holiday Inn Iowa City picked up @ John’s Grocery. Pours a bit hazy burnt orange appearance with a cream colored head. Big caramel, a touch herbal/woody, light toffee, toasty malty aroma. A bit thin. Slightly fruity, mild caramel, a bit nutty flavor. Alright.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Copper amber pour with a smaller off white head. Caramel, bread, a bit earthy, and just a touch of hop. Not bad.
vyvvy (3553) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Repeal of Prohibition fest 2013 at Schlafly Bottleworks - Pours clear nutty brown with a beige head. The aroma has nutty malt, smooth lager yeastiness, spicy hops and a nice raw graininess. It has a medium smooth body with a good amount of carbonation. The flavor starts rough for a lager (in a good way) with earthy / spicy hops, nuts and toasty malt. The finish has more spice and earth. Comes across more like an ale than a lager on the taste. Quite enjoyable.