dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours amber/copper with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of caramel, nuts, pine, and light earth. Flavor shows the same with a somewhat oxidized character to it. Overall body is moderate, dry, and lightly bitter.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.
Scipio (838) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear amber with a white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is malty, with bread, buts, and a bit of caramel. Taste isn’t extremely complicated either. More caramel comes out and there is some noticeable yeast flavors. I find a butterscotch taste in here as well. Some bitterness here. Short aftertaste of caramel and nuts. Light in body with a more thin texture. Nothing really all that special here.
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Boatilla didn’t have much flavor, and what it did have was sort of funky. There wasn’t a whole lot of aroma, but at least it had a nice copper color. I hope Big Bay takes a stab at tweaking the recipe because Milwaukee could use another good amber microbrew.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden bronze with a thick frothy light tan head with lots of carbonation evident. Nose is a yeasty bread. Rich and creamy on the palate, the taste is of malts and grains with a nice crisp finish. A very enjoyable beer from a relative newcomer to the Milwaukee brewing scene. Pairs well with pizza or cheese and crackers.
drywallman (359) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one met the glass with a caramel color and a caramel malt to match. The head was dark beige and only short lived as expected. Hops were a matching herbal to counter the caramel. Nothing special, but a potential good session brew.
backdaft (286) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a light bronze with small off white head that quickly dissipates. Some patchy faint lacing. Aromas of malt and a bit of caramel. Taste is similar; light malt, caramel, a bit of hops. Medium bodied with a dry finish. Drinkable, but nothing really standing out for me.
starewich (170) - - OCT 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very plain all-around, and a bit sour. Has a kick not seen in most amber but not enough of one to recommend solely because of it.
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good head. Nice amber color. Malty and hoppy nose slight fruit doughty bready undertone. Crisp an refreshing. Nice clean flavor. Good malt and hops balance.
beerdawg (13) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good beer/ale with balanced flavor, aroma. Enjoyable because I can have a couple and not be overwhelmed with resin, malt, etc. Aroma is balance though subtle. Appearance is clean bright amber with a red hue. It did linger on the palate well, then cleared off the tongue nicely. Potential for a go to beer when not feeling adventurous.