Ratman197 (8869) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small diminishing amber head. Aromas of carmel and light vinegar like aroma ( possibly sorghum?). Palate was lioght bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, straw and a light hint of fruitiness with a crisp ligfhtly bitter finish.
hopscotch (8464) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Clear, light golden lager with a small, creamy, white head. Fairly rich, interesting aroma... grainy and malty with notes of caramel and hay. Malty, but clean, flavor with light notes of caramel and unsalted butter. Just a whisper of molasses. Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Crisp, clean finish. Much better than most (within the style) brewed with barley malt. I’m anxious to see what other styles they are able to brew with sorgham malt.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2007
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz bottle, bottled on 10/02/06. Poured a medium orangish color with a smaller sized off white head. Very sweet aroma. There’s something there I can’t quite place. Must be the sorghum. Toffee and caramel. Plastic beach balls. Sweet tastes (but not as sweet as the aromas. Caramel. Thin body.
Drake (7848) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Glen Allen, VA. Utica label. Pours an amber color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is sugary caramel with some earthy, gummy notes. Taste is very similar.... sugar and caramel with some light honey. Very sweet but not cloying. Thin bodied and watery. Not too unpleasant.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 15, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle marked 2/12/08. Pours with a fizzy white head that goes leeaving a clear penny colored body. No lacing. Aroma of cheap malt, cheese rinds and plums. Taste is sweet with coconut, nuts and granmanier (in a very poor marriage of the three). Very sweet with soggy malts at the finish. Fizzy and dry.
DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2005
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours gold with little head. Some hops and malt aromas. The taste is grainy, with some thiols detected. Medium palate. This one was expensive, and a disappointment.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin, spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet cane sugar and light fruity esters. Starts thin and sugary sweet with a hint of earthy bitterness toward a drier semi-sweet finish. An interesting brew, but nothing that I’d really want to drink much of.
Dogbrick (7123) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This beer is a clear gold color with a thin and fizzy ivory colored head that burns out almost immediately. Very little lacing to be found. Aroma of grain and malt. Light-bodied with a sweet flavor which mainly comes from the sorghum. There is some malt and sour fruit as well. The finish is syrupy sweet with honey and sorghum. Didn’t enjoy this one too much.
shrubber85 (6811) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2012 Bottle. Sour corn syrup (sorghum) malt aroma. Golden yellow with minimal head. Strong sorghum and grassy malt flavor - for those who don’t know what sorghum tastes like, it’s like bitter molasses. I’m not sure if the moderate bitterness of this beer is due to the sorghum or hops or both. This is a real love/hate beer. I happen to like the sorghum flavor in this beer, but it will probably turn many people off.
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours copper with gold edges and loose thin white head lasting a good 40 seconds. The aroma has caramel, light dark fruitiness and a touch of graininess being run down by a wave of brown sugar. The taste begins bubbly sweet with brown sugar and light notes of grainy molasses and caramel. The carbonation gets a bit prickly staving off the overly sweet table sugar and brown sugar like notes. Behind the slick sweetness are mild notes of floral hops, earthy hops and plastic trashbag.