maekchu (1986) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the Bend Brewing Co. in Bend, OR. Light coffee nose. Dark translucent brown color. Mild coffee and choco in initial / mid is much the same. Flavor don’t expand or change much throughout. Thin-medium body. Very light overall. Okay.
dnstone (2134) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 2, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Lightly bready notes aroma and also in the flavor. Pours black in color.
Notes: GABF ’09
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 16/09/2010
Some hop aroma. Bronze mid brown coloured and fruity with a blackcurrant flavour. A hint of dryness and bitterness in a malt finish.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Served with a wedge of lime on the rim. Dark brown color with some red highlights and an off-white head. Toasty and lightly roasty malt, and light corn in the aroma. Light caramel and roasted malt flavors and a clean lager feel. Similar to Negra Modelo bit roastier and dryer. Light body and smooth texture. Pretty nice.
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pronounced toasted malt backbone - somewhat chewy and bready -highlighted with a light smoke note and a very peaty earth character.
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fred Fest 2009 – Portland, OR
Aroma: Dark roasted coffee aroma with smoke lingering.
Appearance: Light Black in color, Clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Dark roasted flavors with a coffee flavor that was very strong. The smoked malt was there but needed to be stronger.
Palate: Dry coffee finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: The beer was very good for the day it was average. This was a tough festival to be average at.
BuckeyeBoy (2650) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap at Brepub pours out a dark amber topped with a tan head. a little roast on this one. I picked up some smoke as well. not bad.
IndianaRed (2339) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 20, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Tap at teh brewpub. Deep redish brown with a small head and decent lacing. Slightly roasted smokey aroma. Fairly swet dark pitted fruits and old campfire. fairly light like a lager but some decent roasted flavors. Somewhat thin.
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Brewpub: Gorgeous sparkilng brown, lasting beige head.Lightly roasted carmel nose and profile. Decent body.
This was thier best beer, although they didn’t have the medal winning IPA.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 17, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Brewpub: Dark mahogany, nice head and light lacing. Nose of light smoke, sweet char and dried fruit. The flavor is chewy, light raisin and other sweetness. Some light diacetyl. Finishes a bit thin, decent mouthfeel though. A bit too shy I’m thinking.